Gov. Bill Haslam is faring well in his last year in office, according to various surveys and fiscal review reports. According to the Morning Consult Governor Approval Rankings, Gov. Haslam is tied for the 10th most popular governor in the U.S., with 60 percent approval and 23 percent disapproval. These rankings are based on interviews conducted with more than 195,000 registered voters nationwide between April 1 and July 10.
“Tennessee small businesses are fortunate to have a strong supporter in office, along with a pro-business legislature,” said Jim Brown, Tennessee state director. “Positive reports continue to show Tennessee is a leader in setting the table for small business by keeping taxes low and unnecessary regulation away.”
Business Facilities recently ranked the Volunteer State third for business climate and fourth for workforce training in its 13thannual report. Additionally, the Mercatus Center’s 2017 report on State Fiscal Condition found that Tennessee was in the top 10 for financial health. For short-term cash solvency, Tennessee ranked 11th; for budget solvency, 23rd; for long-term solvency, third; for service-level solvency, ninth; and for trust fund solvency, second. Overall, the state was 8th in the nation.