Here’s a news roundup for your Wednesday morning:
Former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson is now a lobbyist on behalf of Tennessee trial lawyers.
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen will host a breakfast this morning in Washington D.C. – and hopefully pick up some campaign contributions. An invitation shows suggested contributions of “$5,000 chair, $2,500 host, $1,000 PAC”
Reid Dulberger, manager of MemphisED – “a broad-based partnership of 16 organizations engaged in local economic development” – tweeted Tuesday the MemphisED initiative has helped create 11,000-plus jobs and helped generate nearly $3 billion worth of investment.
Sophie Cousineau, a Canadian writer for the publication “La Presse,” wrote last week about the news that Canadian company Kruger might join other Canadian business prospects scoping out Memphis. Her piece was written in French, and part of it loosely translates as her saying Tennessee is “burdened by unemployment” and “taking desperate measures to attract factories and create jobs.”