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Local companies keep on trucking in industry dominated by national players


Knoxville's trucking industry is dominated by national players like UPS, Old Dominion Freight Line and Memphis-based FedEx... (continue)

Factory taking shape: 1,000 workers building $2 billion Wacker plant


Construction of Wacker’s $2 billion polysilicon production plant in Charleston, TN now has about 1,000 builders... (continue)

ORNL, local companies' collaborations paying off


Oak Ridge National Lab is helping to produce tangible results with a receptive audience... (continue)

Claiborne Hospital becomes member of Covenant Health


Claiborne County Hospital is now part of the Knoxville-based Covenant Health system. (continue)

Flowers Foods to reopen former Powell bakery, add 100 jobs


Company will open the former Merita bakery in Powell under the Flowers name and add 100 jobs in the process (continue)

ORNL works to hone East Tennessee into a hub of automotive research


Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which is the Department of Energy’s largest multiprogram science and energy laboratory, has also developed into a hub of automotive research. (continue)

Tech 20/20 partners with automotive-focused accelerator


Tech 20/20 partners with entrepreneur center (continue)

K12 Inc. to Open New Family Support Campus in Blount County


K12 Inc. will initially hire 300 Tennesseans at the new campus and is making a capital investment of over $2.4 million within five years in the state of Tennessee. (continue)

Knoxville ranked 5th on Forbes list of America's Most Affordable Cities


Forbes Magazine has named Knoxville the No. 5 "most affordable city" in America. (continue)

Fresenius Medical Care to Locate New Manufacturing Operations in Knox County


Fresenius Medical Care will invest up to $140 million in the project and create approximately 665 new jobs in Knox County (continue)

Oak Ridge Scholars' Bowl team ranks ninth in world


Oak Ridge Scholars’ Bowl team ranks ninth in world (continue)

Knoxville listed in top 10 fastest growing U.S. cities


CNN Money reports 10 U.S. cities that still managed to record population gains of 30% or more in the decade ending in 2010. (continue)

East Tennessee well positioned for medical device innovation


An increasing number of medical device innovations being developed in East Tennessee (continue)

9.6 million people visited Smoky Mountains


A report from the National Park Service says more than 9.6 million visitors to Great Smoky Mountains National Park spent $741 million in communities near the park in 2012. (continue)

UT joins manufacturing hub


$140M initiative on light metals (continue)

Frontier offers seasonal Knoxville flight to Chicago


Low-fare carrier Frontier Airlines said it will add nonstop seasonal service from Knoxville to Chicago’s Midway Airport. (continue)

Ambulance company bringing headquarters, 50 jobs to Knox County


An ambulance company announced that Knox County will be the location of its new corporate headquarters. (continue)

Hibbett Sporting Goods to open new Knoxville store


Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc. is pleased to announce a new store to open in Knoxville, TN. (continue)

ORNL Federal Credit Union ventures into old, new ground


Big changes are coming in the near future for ORNL Federal Credit Union facilities in Oak Ridge, and a new regional center is planned in Knox County, officials said this week. (continue)

Tennessee Volkswagen factory workers reject union


Workers at a Volkswagen factory in Tennessee have rejected the United Auto Workers union. (continue)

Tech 20/20 developing new angel fund


Lighthouse Fund looks to raise $3M (continue)

Government, automotive industry top East Tennessee manufacturing list


The Southeast has been a manufacturing destination for companies for years thanks to the business-friendly environment, workforce, cost of living and easy access to transportation. (continue)

Knoxville-based Digital marketing firm Pyxl expands


Knoxville firm continues fast growth, opens third office (continue)

WS Packaging to invest $43M in Knoxville expansion


A Wisconsin-based packaging products company announced it will invest $43 million in a Knoxville expansion that will create 231 new jobs. (continue)

New nonstop flights from Knoxville to NY to start in April


American Eagle Airlines announced that its new nonstop flights from McGhee Tyson Airport to LaGuardia Airport in New York will start April 1. (continue)

Blue Bell facility expanding in Roane Co.


Blue Bell Creameries announced it will expand its Roane County distribution center. (continue)

East Tennessee unemployment among state's lowest


Determined to survive the deepening economic crisis, Cherokee Millwright and Mechanical made the decision more than five years ago to “cut to the bone” everything... (continue)

UT report says Tennessee’s unemployment will fall in 2014


The near-term outlook for Tennessee’s economy is as good as it has been since the recession, according to a new study. (continue)

Former uranium site in Oak Ridge turning into solar farm mecca


A former uranium enrichment site in Oak Ridge is becoming a green-power mecca. (continue)

Knoxville’s Provectus to pursue breakthrough therapy designation


Provectus Biopharmaceuticals, a development-stage oncology and dermatology biopharmaceutical company located in Knoxville... (continue)

Knoxville’s McGhee Tyson announces direct flights to New York’s LaGuardia Airport


American Airlines will be the second airline to offer flights from Knoxville to New York City. (continue)

Knoxville’s Proton Therapy Center treats first patients this week


Knoxville’s Proton Therapy Center treats first patients this week (continue)

Local public companies bring billions to East Tennessee


Company headquarters translate to high-paying jobs and community investments. (continue)

Volkswagen may build new SUV in Tennessee


Could Volkswagen's new SUV be made in Tennessee? (continue)

Tennessee named Business Facilities 2013 State Of The Year


Business Facilities magazine’s top honor (continue)

Largest employers in East Tennessee


More than 145,000 people work at one of the Knoxville area's 100 largest employers. That's almost 40 percent of the workforce in the Knoxville MSA (continue)

Sea Ray of Knoxville closing; American Boat Center adds Sea Ray brand


Knoxville boat dealership Sea Ray of Knoxville will close in a matter of months and the Sea Ray brand is passing along to American Boat Center. (continue)

UPF Supplier Development Training


Get Ready for DOE Y12’s Existing Multi-Billion-Dollar Project. (continue)

Tenn. November unemployment rate is 8.1 percent


Tenn. November unemployment rate is 8.1 percent (continue)

City of Sevierville agrees to $4M for Dumplin Creek


Sevierville pledges funds for new road (continue)

Exhaust maker Nelson Global expands in Clinton TN


Exhaust maker Nelson Global expands in Clinton TN (continue)

Aisin Automotive Announces New Investment in Clinton Facility


The company’s second major business expansion since locating in Tennessee in 2004 will create 81 new jobs over the next two years in Anderson County. (continue)

Clinton I-75 Industrial Park a Select Tennessee Certified Site


The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development announced that the Clinton I-75 Industrial Park in Anderson County is now a Select Tennessee Certified Site. (continue)

Automakers look to take advantage of carbon fiber composites


Automakers look to use composites (continue)

Manufacturing and health-related employment on the rise in Knoxville


Manufacturing and health-related companies will be among the job creation leaders in the Knoxville region in early 2014... (continue)

Alcoa expansion on pace to turn out auto products by 2015


Alcoa Inc. is well on its way to producing its first automotive sheet aluminum by mid-2015. (continue)

East TN Children's Hospital named top hospital


A national nonprofit gave East Tennessee Children's Hospital high marks... (continue)

Hospital in Scott County reopens


Pioneer Community Hospital of Scott County now open (continue)

Leslie Henderson retiring as Roane Alliance CEO


Leslie Henderson, CEO and president of The Roane Alliance, announced she will retire effective at the end of March, 2014. (continue)

Knoxville Locomotive Works to Expand Operations


Locomotive Manufacturer to Invest $6.1 Million, Create 203 New Jobs in Knox County (continue)

Olympic skater partners with Provision Foundation


Olympic skater joins Provision's charitable efforts (continue)

Local entrepreneur opens Knoxville film studio


Local entrepreneur opens Knoxville film studio (continue)

Knoxville again makes list of top places to retire


Knoxville again makes list of top places to retire by (continue)

Tennessee has the largest academic gains in the country


Tennessee showed the largest student academic gains of any other state... (continue)

HD Supply moves, doubles its space


Demand in the Knoxville-area housing market is driving expansion plans for HD Supply Power Solutions... (continue)

Cloud transforms global supply chain management


Supply chain management consultants from International Business Machines, working with local economic development agencies, came up with a solution based on supply chain management... (continue)

Area schools, businesses collaborate to train workers for manufacturing jobs


The advanced manufacturing classes Doug Thompson is taking at Pellissippi State Community College... (continue)

Morgan County voters overwhelmingly approve moonshine distillery


Morgan County residents voted to allow the distilling of alcohol at the old Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary. (continue)

England Inc. expanding New Tazewell plant, adding 300 jobs


Furniture company England Inc. announced it will expand its New Tazewell, Tenn... (continue)

Texas company bringing 240 jobs to Knox County


A Texas company will move its headquarters to Knox County and open a manufacturing facility, creating 240 jobs in the process. (continue)

Pigeon Forge’s LeConte Center open and booking events


The long-awaited LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge has been open less than two weeks, but it’s already booking the events... (continue)

Biofuels facility planned at former site in Oak Ridge


An environmental services company has purchased the seven-acre site formerly occupied by waste processor IMPACT Services and plans to build and operate a biofuels facility there. (continue)

Tennessee named state with the lowest debt ratio


Tennessee was named the state with the lowest debt ratio in the nation. (continue)

Knoxville makes list of most livable small- to mid-sized cities


Knoxville is one of the Top 100 most livable small- to mid-sized cities in the country (continue)

UT's MBA program named one of nation's best


For the sixth consecutive year, the master of business administration program at the University of Tennessee has been named one of the best MBA programs (continue)

Tennessee taxes among most business friendly


Tennessee continues to be one of the most business-friendly states in the country, according to a Tax Foundation report. (continue)

East Tennessee Communities “Open for Business” Despite Park Shutdown


While the Great Smoky Mountains National Park may be closed due to the government shutdown, the adjacent community of Townsend remains open... (continue)

Shoe manufacturing company bringing 109 jobs to Jefferson County


Merchant House International Group's Footwear Division is coming to Jefferson county. (continue)

Development of Cherokee Farm project underway


It’s time to line up other development for the 188-acre research campus that the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are developing off Alcoa Highway. (continue)

Pershing Yoakley moves up Modern Healthcare rankings


Knoxville-based Pershing Yoakley & Associates has moved up a notch on Modern Healthcare magazine’s 2013 rankings... (continue)

New life inside the former Scott County Hospital


Work is near completion at the former Scott County Hospital, as the CEO-administrator estimates an October opening for the facility. (continue)

State certifies third Roane County industrial site


A third industrial site in Roane County has been certified by a state program as ready for development... (continue)

UT transportation research center awarded $5.5M grant


The University of Tennessee Center for Transportation Research has won a $5.5 million federal grant... (continue)

Oak Ridge Mall plan: $80 million investment, nearly 1,000 jobs


Revamping Oak Ridge Mall, which would include tearing down all of the common areas and leaving the remaining anchor stores as free-standing businesses would be an $80 million venture... (continue)

Sweetwater certified as Tennessee Main Street community


The Tennessee Department of Economic Development announced that Sweetwater, which spans McMinn and Monroe Counties, has been certified as a Tennessee Main Street community. (continue)

Cedar Bluff site, in West Knoxville, sold for $8.5M


Plans restaurants, retail center (continue)

Grant awarded for Loudon business park


Will go for improvements at Sugar Limb (continue)

Vibrant arts community credited for helping local economy


Vibrant arts scene boosts local economy (continue)

Pellissippi Place gets $1.4M road grant


Blount County business park has gotten some good news from the federal government... (continue)

TVA among top power companies for economic development


TVA has again made Site Selection magazine’s list of power companies that do the best job of economic development. (continue)

ARC Automotive, Inc. to Expand Knoxville Operations


Airbag Inflator Manufacturer to Invest $3 Million, Create 115 New Jobs in Knox County (continue)

Alcoa breaks ground on $276 million expansion, 200 full time jobs


State and local officials gathered Thursday to break ground on a $276 million expansion of Alcoa's Tennessee Operations to meet growing aluminum demand for auto production. (continue)

Cellular Sales moving headquarters to West Knoxville


Knoxville-based mobile phone retailer Cellular Sales is moving its corporate headquarters to Executive Park Drive in West Knoxville... (continue)

New Oak Ridge grocery will create 165 new jobs


When it comes to the perceived benefits of a huge new Kroger Marketplace, there’s one part of the equation that’s not been previously mentioned — jobs. (continue)

Roane industrial site wins state certification


Property ready for development (continue)

Manufacturer bringing 108 new jobs to Blount County


Relocating Puerto Rico manufacturing (continue)

Dollywood to get $300 million upgrade


As part of a 10-year, $300 million project, a new “family” roller coaster is in the works for 2014 with a resort hotel to follow in 2015. (continue)

Knoxville-area life sciences and medical device firms


The Knoxville area has a growing interest in biotechnology that's a bright spot in the local economy. (continue)

GM Invests $167 Million in Spring Hill, TN for New Vehicles


Spending for new vehicles rises to $350 million, creating or retaining 1,800 jobs (continue)

ProNova breaks ground on new facility, promises 500 jobs


A local medical technology company is expanding its presence in East Tennessee... (continue)

Tennessee well-represented in Site Selector Rankings


Business Facilities magazine released its 9th annual Metro, State and Global Rankings Report. (continue)

Knoxville-based Siemens new PET/CT scanner promises better, faster diagnoses


When the folks from Siemens started talking to Dr. Yong Bradley about what the company considers the biggest development in PET/CT scanning in 10 years... (continue)

East Tennessee summer air quality best in 15 years


For the first time in more than a decade, not a single air quality alert has been issued all summer long. (continue)

In Tennessee, cars, whiskey and guitars by Governor Haslam


For states to succeed in today's global marketplace, they have to look beyond just keeping taxes low and competing for jobs regionally. (continue)

Clinton training center hosts open house


Facility aims to boost manufacturing (continue)

ORNL Federal Credit Union launches small biz cash mob


Though the economy may be showing signs of turning around, there are a number of small businesses still struggling to survive. (continue)

Knox job numbers show slight uptick


June report positive, with hospitality a bright spot (continue)