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“The results suggest that in Tennessee, you could effectively boost income among residents by $800 million per year if you reduce opioid usage 10 percent.”
"Leaders are a little less optimistic about the future performance of their company, whether measured by profits or revenues, than they are their industry. Most think their company will have similar employment over the next 12 months, with a little more than one-third seeing employment growth and a similar percentage expecting capital investment," the center's summary of the survey shows.
“The solution has to be us,” Wanamaker said, “and how we treat people and understand people and love people, and how we interact with them in society. That’s a huge challenge. But it’s not government’s to solve.”
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Business investments and government leadership will help the state's economy improve faster than the nation's, experts say.