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Local leaders ‘sell’ Tennessee in Israel

Wendy Smith
Government/Politics columnist

Gov. Bill Haslam, Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd and 18 business leaders from Tennessee, including three from Knoxville, recently returned from a trip to Israel to “sell” Tennessee as a site for new business.

The biggest challenge, Boyd says, is that the only thing most Israelis know about the state is that it’s the home of Jack Daniel’s and Elvis Presley.

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