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$115 million Fort Sanders Region Medical Center expansion announced

04/13/2018

Covenant Health announced plans for a $115 million expansion and modernization of Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center (continue)

Scapa Tapes North America, LLC To Expand Operations in Knoxville

04/13/2018

Adhesive-based products manufacturer and supplier to create more than 85 new jobs (continue)

Tennessee's huge auto industry: 7 things you may not know

04/13/2018

With three major auto manufacturing plants and nearly 1,000 auto suppliers scattered across the state, Tennessee has emerged as the primary driver behind the Southeast's fast-growing automotive industry. (continue)

DOE approves construction of Uranium Processing Facility

04/06/2018

The Department of Energy has officially given the go-ahead to construct the last three buildings that will make up Y-12 National Security Complex’s long-awaited Uranium Processing Facility. (continue)

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Rolfe Announce 25 Communities to Receive Site Development Grants

04/06/2018

More than $9.6 million in grants for industrial site preparation (continue)

West Coast hot rod maker moves to East Tennessee

04/06/2018

A California custom car company is moving to Knoxville. (continue)

Knoxville area businesses receive 'South's Best' awards

03/29/2018

Southern Living magazine recently announced its "South's Best Awards" with three East Tennessee businesses placing in multiple categories. (continue)

VW Announces Expansion in Chattanooga

03/29/2018

Plans To Invest $340M to Produce New SUV (continue)

Could VW have pickup for Chattanooga?

03/29/2018

Automaker plans to show midsize truck concept in New York show (continue)

University of Tennessee graduate programs move up in U.S. News & World Report rankings

03/23/2018

Several University of Tennessee colleges and programs earned recognition from U.S. News and World Report in its 2019 graduate school rankings. (continue)

JDS Technologies, Inc. to Expand in Scott County

03/23/2018

Rubber and plastics manufacturer to create approximately 110 new jobs in Winfield (continue)

US job openings soar to record high of 6.3 million

03/23/2018

U.S. employers sharply ramped up their demand for workers in January, advertising 6.3 million jobs at the end of the month, the most on records dating back 17 years. (continue)

Chef Cassidee Dabney of The Barn at Blackberry Farm named finalist for James Beard award

03/16/2018

Cassidee Dabney is a finalist for a James Beard Award for Best Chef Southeast. (continue)

Dollywood planning 5-acre expansion for 2019

03/16/2018

Dollywood has started work on a five-acre expansion of new adventures and fun for park visitors (continue)

DuPont Tate & Lyle is growing in Loudon

03/16/2018

The DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products plant, in Loudon since 2004, is increasing production (continue)

New Businesses Continue to Choose Tennessee

03/09/2018

The number of new businesses keeps climbing suggesting the state’s economic growth will continue, according to a new report released by the Secretary of State's office. (continue)

Vanderbilt to acquire Silverton Mortgage

03/09/2018

Silverton Mortgage Specialists, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has signed a definitive agreement to join the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies through an acquisition by Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. (continue)

Scripps hits records before Discovery merger

03/09/2018

Discovery Communications is buying Knoxville-based Scripps Networks Interactive, both companies announced. The $14.6 billion purchase is expected to close in early 2018. (continue)

After decades of pushing bachelor’s degrees, U.S. needs more tradespeople

03/02/2018

High schools and colleges have struggled for decades to attract students to job-oriented classes ranging from welding to nursing. (continue)

Sea Ray scores a win as company sale sails on

03/02/2018

Sea Ray, with a main office in Knoxville and major factory in Vonore, has won Boating Magazine’s Boat of the Year award for its SLX 400, the company announced. (continue)

Denso expansion at Athens to create 320 automotive jobs

03/02/2018

Denso will add four production lines to its auto parts plant at Athens, Tennessee, creating 320 jobs. (continue)

Dollywood Voted #2 Attraction in Tennessee by USA Today Readers

02/23/2018

Our favorite theme park is making headlines! USA Today recently released its 2018 Readers’ Choice picks for the 10 best attractions in Tennessee. (continue)

Local governments may not report subsidies

02/23/2018

Thanks to a new accounting rule, local governments have to publicly report any property tax breaks they give to companies, since the lost revenue means less funding for schools, roads and other services. (continue)

Pigeon Forge sees record year in tourism

02/20/2018

Pigeon Forge officials and business people were unsure how much the November 2016 wildfire would impact the city’s vital tourism industry in 2017, but it turned out to be the best year ever. (continue)

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Rolfe Announce England, Inc. to Expand in New Tazewell

02/20/2018

Furniture manufacturer to create more than 200 jobs (continue)

Agriculture Enterprise Fund Recipients Announced

02/20/2018

Six Tennessee businesses will now have the opportunity to grow and positively impact rural economies through grants provided by the Agriculture Enterprise Fund (AEF). (continue)

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Rolfe Announce 66 Community Development Block Grants

02/08/2018

Grants and investments to assist communities with local infrastructure and safety (continue)

Building the economy of the future

02/08/2018

The preliminary findings of the TNECD Property Evaluation Program were announced at the Newport Community Center. (continue)

Smoky Mountains received record number of visitors in 2017

02/08/2018

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park received a record number of visitors in 2017. (continue)

Drone Technology

01/31/2018

Meet Neon. A brainy little ‘Wall-E’-like robot created by UT students may hold the key to smart, unmanned drones and vehicles (continue)

Haslam Announces Tennessee Ends 2017 with 28,000+ New Jobs

01/31/2018

Tennessee’s Unemployment Rate Remains Well Below National Rate (continue)

Knoxville Airport’s passenger count breaks a record

01/31/2018

Nearly 2 million passengers came through Knoxville’s McGhee Tyson Airport last year, a record number... (continue)

Congress to push broadband expansion

01/25/2018

On the heels of President Donald Trump’s orders to expand broadband access, Congress is preparing to follow suit with an aggressive push to make high-speed internet service more readily available in rural America. (continue)

FIGHTING OPIOIDS CRISIS. Gov. Haslam unveils $30M plan

01/25/2018

Governor’s plan to include boosts for prevention and treatment of addictions (continue)

TN official: Megasite needs $80M to be ‘shovel ready’

01/25/2018

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe said the Memphis Regional Megasite will need another $80 million to be “shovel ready”. (continue)

Tennessee's Small Business Job Growth Led Nation in 2017

01/18/2018

Tennessee led the nation in the growth of small businesses during 2017, although the growth didn't necessarily translate into bigger wage gains for workers at such businesses. (continue)

What’s in store for Knoxville in 2018?

01/18/2018

Growth looks steady (continue)

Location Notebook: Tennessee - A Place to Grow Headquarters Operations

01/18/2018

A pro-business environment is helping Tennessee to attract headquarters operations and grow its business and professional services sector, while its quality of life draws workers to the state. (continue)

Allegiant brings NYC flights back to Knoxville

01/11/2018

The flights from Knoxville’s McGhee Tyson Airport to Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey will resume June 8 and are available for booking now. (continue)

Changing the UT landscape

01/11/2018

More than $530M in construction underway at Tennessee (continue)

Toyota, Mazda Choose Alabama for New $1.6 Billion Car Plant

01/11/2018

The prized $1.6 billion car factory awarded to Alabama by Toyota Motor and Mazda Motor could be an even bigger win than expected, as the site’s size leaves plenty of room for future expansions. (continue)

Discovery moving HQ to Scripps in Knoxville

01/09/2018

Discovery Communications announced that they will move their national operations headquarters to Knoxville. (continue)

World’s smallest fidget spinner made at Oak Ridge lab

01/05/2018

Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists have created their own version... (continue)

Senate confirms ORNL executive, three others to TVA board

01/05/2018

The U.S. Senate confirmed four new members to the nine-seat Tennessee Valley Authority board, including the deputy for operations at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. (continue)

Topgolf seeking Knoxville location, to open in 2020

12/28/2017

Topgolf sports entertainment company is seeking a Knoxville location with hopes of opening in 2020. (continue)

Avant, LLC to Locate New Operations Center in Blount County

12/28/2017

Financial services company to create 200 new jobs in Louisville (continue)

Ruby Tuesday sale final under new CEO

12/28/2017

Bang the gavel. Ruby Tuesday is sold, with a new CEO at the helm. An Atlanta equity firm completed its purchase of the Maryville-based restaurant chain. The sale to NRD Capital had been announced in October, and a “large majority” of shareholders approved the transaction at a special meeting in New York. (continue)

Report: Tennessee economic outlook good but opioids a problem

12/21/2017

Tennessee's economic outlook is good, but the opioid crisis is taking a toll on the state's labor market, according to a new report by the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Tennessee. (continue)

TBR approves ‘warranty’ for technical colleges

12/21/2017

The Tennessee Board of Regents approved a new policy that will allow graduates of technical college programs to go back to school if they fail state or national licensing exams within one year of graduating. (continue)

Takahata Precision Tennessee, Inc. to Expand in Helenwood

12/21/2017

Plastic injection molding automotive manufacturer to create 81 new jobs (continue)

LMU student uses 3-D printing to make low-cost prosthetic hands for local children

12/13/2017

The prosthetic hand, printed on a 3-D printer and assembled by first-year medical students at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate... (continue)

New science for an old energy resource

12/13/2017

Adam Witt, a hydropower systems research engineer, seeks a better understanding of waterways and how they may be used more efficiently and sustainably as a renewable energy source. (continue)

Owner of boatmaker Sea Ray, with Vonore factory and Knoxville office, floats sale

12/08/2017

Brunswick Corp. is going to sell boatmaker Sea Ray, which has a major factory in Vonore and a main office in Knoxville. (continue)

Homicide Hunter Produced by Knoxville-based Jupiter Entertainment airs on Investigation Discovery

12/08/2017

The show is in its seventh season; its milestone 100th episode airs in January. (continue)

UT professor helps save alpaca, rodeo cow with technology

12/08/2017

A young alpaca has a new chance at life thanks to researchers at the University of Tennessee and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. (continue)

More than 70 Applications for Broadband Accessibility Grant Program

11/29/2017

TNECD received more than 70 applications totaling a grant request of $66 million (continue)

'Employee labor market' forces hotels to work harder to recruit, retain staff

11/29/2017

There are an estimated 94,371 hotel jobs statewide at 1,310 properties, according to the American Hotel & Lodging Association. (continue)

Regal in talks for possible merger with Cineworld

11/29/2017

Knoxville-based Regal Entertainment Group has confirmed it is in talks about a possible sale to London-based theater chain Cineworld Group plc. (continue)

University of Tennessee student launches new ride share run by students

11/22/2017

Welcome to Campus Car, a new ride-share platform that Cunningham started this fall to help meet demand for short-distance travel around the University of Tennessee and downtown Knoxville. (continue)

Aging experts: Y-12 finds creative solutions to replacing skilled retirees

11/22/2017

As a chunk of the workforce at Y-12 National Security Complex approaches retirement, the nuclear component manufacturing facility has to ensure specialized personnel on their way out the door are replaceable. (continue)

Toyota-Mazda rejects Memphis Regional Megasite

11/17/2017

Toyota-Mazda have eliminated the Memphis Regional Megasite from consideration for its new plant (continue)

Med school to move to Knox post-hurricane

11/17/2017

Caribbean staff, students to make temporary move (continue)

Tennessee plans to place a ‘warranty’ on its community and technical college training

11/17/2017

If a Tennessee employer doesn’t feel a recent community or technical college graduate’s skills are up to snuff, the state will retrain them for free. (continue)

New workforce housing announced for Sevier Co.

11/08/2017

Sevier County announced they are building new workforce housing, designed to help the many people affected by last November’s deadly wildfires, which destroyed than 2,000 structures (continue)

Radio Systems CFO rises to top by lifting team up

11/08/2017

Twenty-three years ago Chris Chandler was offered a position at a three-year-old company called Radio Systems Corporation (continue)

King University announces spring 2018 degree programs in Knoxville, surrounding areas

11/08/2017

King University announced new degree programs for working adults. The programs are available for residents living in Knoxville, Morristown, Sevierville or surrounding areas. (continue)

Travel Channel’s ‘Food Paradise’ to feature Townsend eatery

11/03/2017

An East Tennessee restaurant will appear on an upcoming episode of the Travel Channel show “Food Paradise.” (continue)

Blount County leaders say housing market will be ready for influx of new jobs

11/03/2017

Blount County economic leaders expect 1,500 new jobs in the next year to 18 months. (continue)

Oak Ridge is Tennessee’s safest city, report says

11/03/2017

Oak Ridge is Tennessee’s safest city, according to a new report based on crime data reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. (continue)

TN Tourism helps visitors see fall in full color

11/03/2017

Colorblind-less" viewfinders installed by Tennessee Tourism are helping millions affected by colorblindness to see the wonders of the state in a whole new light. (continue)

3-D printing helps small endangered turtle at Zoo Knoxville

10/27/2017

A small, endangered reptile named Patches wears a 3-D printed mask made of resin after a face injury. (continue)

How Tennessee tries to draw big business

10/27/2017

Economic development experts and officials from across Tennessee convened at the Gatlinburg Convention Center, telling their colleagues how recent big development deals were done and pointing the way to future projects. (continue)

Hospital plans $99M expansion

10/27/2017

Three-year project to bring ‘campus-like design,’ more street-level parking (continue)

Gatlinburg placed on ‘Best American Cities for Viewing Autumn Foliage’ list

10/19/2017

An East Tennessee city was placed on Trip Advisor’s “15 Best American Cities for Viewing Autumn Foliage” list. (continue)

Nation’s Next Supercomputer Moves Forward

10/19/2017

Completion expected to be next summer (continue)

VW sees electricity in its future

10/19/2017

Volkswagen AG, a pillar of Tennessee’s automotive economy, is trying to push past the dieselgate scandal and polish its brand in America around a fresh set of high-tech autos. (continue)

New Flights to Orlando International Airport

10/19/2017

Frontier Airlines started nonstop, low-fare service to Orlando International Airport (MCO), which is a new destination for TYS. (continue)

Knoxville’s Market Square named one of 15 Great Places in America

10/12/2017

The American Planning Association has named Market Square as one of 15 locations for its 2017 Great Places in America. (continue)

More than 200 seasonal jobs open at Jewelry Television

10/12/2017

Nearly 250 jobs are available for the holiday season at Jewelry Television in Knoxville, and some of those could turn into permanent positions. (continue)

DENSO Announces Expansion in Maryville, $1B Investment & 1,000 new jobs

10/06/2017

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and officials from global automotive supplier DENSO announced today that the company will expand its operations in Maryville (continue)

Warren Buffett’s firm to become majority stakeholder of Pilot Flying J in 2023

10/06/2017

Warren Buffett’s company, Berkshire Hathaway Inc. made a significant minority investment into the Knoxville-based Pilot Travel Centers. (continue)

TN Promise students more likely to succeed

09/28/2017

Program that pays for tuition for community college started in 2015. (continue)

Gatlinburg’s Alamo Steakhouse to reopen Oct. 2 after being destroyed in wildfire

09/28/2017

301 days after burning to the ground in the November wildfires, the Alamo Steakhouse in Gatlinburg has risen from the ashes. (continue)

Grad rates hit record high

09/21/2017

Tennessee schools have seen steady improvement (continue)

Is Ikea coming to Tennessee a good thing?

09/21/2017

Some are criticizing the tax break granted to the Memphis store as a corporate handout which hurt small businesses (continue)

Tennessee Records Third Straight Month of Record-Low Unemployment Rate

09/21/2017

3.3 Percent Marks a New Seasonally Adjusted Record for Statewide Rate (continue)

Belk starts its $40M makeover in Oak Ridge

09/14/2017

Retailer plans to open 3, spiff up at least 12 stores (continue)

ORNL technologies help hurricane responders

09/14/2017

Lab tool monitors electrical grid and reports outages (continue)

Are used tires and bacon grease the fuel of the future?

09/13/2017

Soon, they may help power diesel engines too, thanks to a team of researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory. (continue)

TNECD now accepting broadband accessibility grant applications

09/08/2017

Program to award $10 million to projects that expand broadband to unserved areas (continue)

Alcoa redevelops former aluminum plant site

09/08/2017

Commercial, civic center is planned to enhance community (continue)

Knox area meets EPA air quality standards

09/06/2017

Knox and the surrounding counties have been designated as meeting attainment for the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Ambient Air Quality Standards concerning particulate matter 2.5. (continue)

Tourists spent more than $19 billion in Tennessee last year

08/31/2017

State officials say tourists spent more than $19 billion in Tennessee in 2016, an increase of 5 percent compared with the previous year. (continue)

Blackberry Farm: New Blackberry Mountain resort to be built in Walland

08/31/2017

Blackberry Farm, a Relais & Chateau property located in Walland, announced that in late 2018 it will open a new resort called Blackberry Mountain. (continue)

Keasling to cede Home Federal CEO job to Reynolds

08/31/2017

Dale Keasling will step down as Home Federal Bank CEO on Dec. 31 as part of a planned succession, but will remain as board chairman. (continue)

The race to snag a 4,000-job auto plant

08/22/2017

Tennessee, other states compete for $1.6B factory (continue)

Jobless rate in Tennessee falls to an all-time low

08/22/2017

Unemployment in Tennessee dropped last month to the lowest level on record after employers across the state added 49,100 jobs over the past year. (continue)

UT Medical Center earns recognition

08/22/2017

For the sixth consecutive year, The University of Tennessee Medical Center has earned recognition in the Best Hospitals edition of U.S. News & World Report (continue)