The results of the Jobs4TN strategy are tangible. In 2011, job creation in Tennessee hit its highest mark of the last five years and since the onset of the global recession. ECD projects and private sector growth tracked by the department accounted for 28,535 jobs created in Tennessee in 2011 and more than $4 billion in investment.They made similar claims later in the report, stating:
As a result of this year of transformation, ECD reached a peak it had not achieved since before the onset the global recession. Over 2011, ECD projects and other job growth in Tennessee’s healthy business climate resulted in 28,535 new jobs created in the state.