Mar 27 2008
03:20 pm

The number one attribute that attracts good jobs to a community...

Among the factors blamed by economists for the poor showing is a weak educational system that has failed to attract more high-paying jobs to the state.

"I do think that the low levels of educational attainment may contribute to slow earnings growth,'' University of Tennessee economist Matt Murray said.

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To date, the failure to expand Medicaid / TennCare has cost the State of Tennessee ? in lost federal funding.