Press release from the Tennessee House Democratic Caucus; December 18, 2014:
Nashville, TN: State Representative Craig Fitzhugh issued the following statement on the appointment of Randy Boyd to serve as Commissioner of Economic and Community Development:
“Randy Boyd is an excellent choice to serve as our next Commissioner of Economic and Community Development. As the founder of a successful Tennessee-based business, Randy understands the importance of not only recruiting new employers to Tennessee, but using our resources to support those businesses already operating here.
My hope is that Mr. Boyd will see the value in proposals like that of Rep. Art Swann and former Sen. Lowe Finney, which would leverage ECD funds to support small business loans in our most underserved communities. Given his background, I am optimistic these proposals will see more support from ECD under his leadership.”