Gov. Bill Haslam has spent the last few months trying to convince voters to re-elect Republicans to the Legislature, but now he’s urging people to cast another vote — that Tennessee is the best for business.
The election is part of CNBC’s Top States Twitter Battle which asks people to weigh in on which states have got it going on for business.
“Buying American-made products often means buying something made in Tennessee,” said Haslam, who bragged that the Volunteer State “never gave up on manufacturing and our skilled workforce.”
“So now, the world comes to Tennessee to do business,” he said.
Tennesseans make an array of globally renown consumable and durable goods, from candy to cars, “and a little Jack Daniel’s whiskey, too,” Haslam said. “We also make a little music around here.”
“If you can buy it, we can ship it,” added the governor, referencing Amazon and FedEx.
The news channel will release its own study evaluating which states are the best for business Tuesday, followed Friday with the winner of the Twitter Battle. Tweeps have until Friday, July 12 to tweet with the hashtag #TopStateTN to cast their vote.
As of Monday, Tennessee was trailing behind four states in the Twitter battle, Iowa, Wisconsin, Florida and Virginia.