Dec 16, 2021 - News

Pork Report bashes Ford incentives

Gov. Bill Lee speaks at the announcement of a new Ford plant in West Tennessee in front of a giant Ford sign.
Gov. Bill Lee speaks at the announcement of a new Ford plant in West Tennessee. Photo: Mark Humphrey/AP

Incentives for the new Ford plant and a marketing campaign to pay for tourists' flights to Tennessee were among the projects criticized in the annual Tennessee Pork Report released Wednesday by the Beacon Center.

  • The Pork Report singles out what the nonprofit, nonpartisan watchdog Beacon Center believes are the worst government contracts and projects in Tennessee.

Driving the news: The winner of "Pork of the Year" for worst overall project was an $18 million no-bid contract by Metro Nashville Public Schools to Meharry Medical Ventures for COVID testing.

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