Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam on Friday toured the Sacred Heart Cathedral construction site, and said the building highlights the importance of the construction trade to the Tennessee economy.

Merit Construction Co., which is in charge of the project, and the Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Tennessee hosted the governor on a tour of Sacred Heart Cathedral, which is at 711 S. Northshore Drive, adjoining the original Sacred Heart Cathedral of the Catholic Diocese of Knoxville.

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