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Downtown Knoxville hotel proposed

05/23/2016

An Atlanta-based developer has submitted a proposal for a $43 million, 232-room Residence Inn and Courtyard Marriott Hotel... (continue)

Thousands line up to audition for new Knoxville movie

05/23/2016

A new film co-starring Burt Reynolds and Modern Family's Ariel Winter will be filming in Knoxville starting in June. (continue)

Civil & Environmental Consultants to locate in Cherokee Farm Innovation Campus

05/20/2016

The first private tenant has agreed to locate its operations in a research-and-development park that’s unique in the Southeast. (continue)

Knox company, Axle Logistics expanding adding 40 employees

05/19/2016

Knoxville-based shipping broker Axle Logistics plans to expand its downtown headquarters... (continue)

Haslam helps promote building trade with “Go Build Tennessee” program

05/19/2016

Gov. Haslam launching a marketing campaign called “Go Build Tennessee” to encourage high school students to consider careers in the building trades. (continue)

Knoxville interior design firm wins top award for creative use of technology

05/18/2016

Destination Designs, a boutique interior-design firm in Knoxville, has won its second key award in a row from the annual HI Connect conference. (continue)

Travel survey ranks Knoxville No. 8 best US city

05/16/2016

Seems America is quite fond of Knoxville. (continue)

Report: State’s economy continues to grow

05/11/2016

Tennessee's economy continues to grow with no signs of stopping any time soon, according to the Tennessee Quarterly Business and Economic Indicators report released. (continue)

Tennessee is a 'Top 5' State for Business, According to CEOs

05/11/2016

Business Leaders Rank Tennessee No. 4 in Chief Executive Magazine's 2016 "Best & Worst States for Business" (continue)

TeamHealth to Expand Headquarters in Knox County

05/09/2016

Healthcare solutions company to invest $6.7 million, create approximately 250 new jobs (continue)

DOE move may help Oak Ridge firm’s expansion

05/05/2016

The U.S. Department of Energy has declared as excess property 19.5 acres off Bethel Valley Road, and that's the key first step in a proposal to make the land available to a nearby, landlocked company in an expansion mode. (continue)

Oak Ridge Mayor announces Main Street tenants

05/04/2016

Four stores intending to locate in the city's long-awaited renaissance Oak Ridge Mall area were announced... (continue)

Local Motors, Siemens do 3-D printed design

05/02/2016

Local Motors has formed a partnership with Siemens to make use of their Product Lifecycle Management software platform. (continue)

Some K-25 land, five buildings in Oak Ridge marked for redevelopment

04/29/2016

The U.S. Department of Energy is on the verge of turning over 200 acres and five large buildings to the nonprofit that seeks to find new tax-generating uses for DOE facilities and land. (continue)

GM making investment in Tennessee

04/29/2016

General Motors announced that it is spending $790 million to build a new high-efficiency engine at its plant in Tennessee, creating nearly 800 jobs. (continue)

Some see potential in TVA Towers sale

04/27/2016

Towers sale could boost Market Square (continue)

ORNL prepares for new giant

04/27/2016

A new IBM supercomputer that’s under development with NVIDIA and other partners will be delivered to Oak Ridge beginning next year. (continue)

Calhoun’s Restaurant on Melton Hill Lake to open mid-June

04/22/2016

It’s unquestionably Oak Ridge’s most scenic venue for an eatery, and this restaurant on the shore of Melton Hill Lake will reopen as a Calhoun’s. (continue)

Wacker opens $2.5B Bradley plant

04/22/2016

Company already plans to expand (continue)

Auto industry moving up in Anderson taxpayer ranks

04/20/2016

Auto parts makers in the Clinton area are having an increasing impact on Anderson County's property tax stream. (continue)

Tile maker adding 40 jobs in Loudon

04/19/2016

Del Conca USA to expand its porcelain-tile manufacturing operation in Loudon, adding 40 jobs. (continue)

More workers seeking best fit, not best job

04/13/2016

With unemployment in Knoxville at 4.5 percent, some employers are finding it more difficult to fill open jobs. (continue)

Knox growth rate outpaces overall pace of Tennessee

04/11/2016

Knox County’s growth rate is outpacing the overall growth rate of Tennessee, and some nearby counties are growing even faster than Knox, according to new statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau. (continue)

Counties seek funds to offset coal job losses

04/11/2016

Counties are hoping to tap into a reservoir of federal funding... (continue)

Haslam Announces 81 Percent Retention Rate for TN Promise Students

04/07/2016

Retention numbers indicate early success for first class of Tennessee Promise students (continue)

WGU Tennessee helps adults finish college education

04/04/2016

WGU Tennessee, the nonprofit online university launched in 2013 as part of the Drive to 55, serves community college students... (continue)

University of Tennessee Board OKs naming of centers, dorm

04/04/2016

The University of Tennessee board of trustees approved the renaming of two existing centers and the name of a new residence hall. (continue)

US auto sales headed toward best month in 10 years

04/01/2016

Most major automakers reported big U.S. sales gains in March as the auto industry appeared to be headed for its best month in more than a decade. (continue)

Tech 2020 to sell building, pass money over to OR Chamber

04/01/2016

The Technology 2020 building in Commerce Park, with a $1.56 million valuation, is being put on the market, and the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce will get the lion's share of sale proceeds. (continue)

Biggest drop in joblessness is in Tennessee

03/29/2016

Payrolls rose in 36 states in February and the unemployment rate dropped in 22, a sign labor market slack is gradually diminishing in the U.S. economy. (continue)

Tennessee College of Applied Technology school in works for Anderson County

03/24/2016

Vacant store will be home to satellite campus (continue)

Tazewell’s DTR to expand facilities

03/22/2016

The company will invest $9 million to expand its Tazewell manufacturing facility. (continue)

Study: Knoxville has least-congested drive time in US

03/22/2016

Knoxvillians have the least-congested drive time in the United States, according to a new study being released... (continue)

ORNL achieves milestone reducing carbon-fiber costs; seeks commercial partners

03/22/2016

Oak Ridge National Laboratory has achieved a milestone in manufacturing research, significantly lowering the cost of producing industrial-grade carbon fiber... (continue)

Tenn. study: Half of all jobs could be replaced by automation

03/22/2016

A gloomy report on the future job market in Tennessee, released this past week by the state, suggests that up 1.4 million people, or half of all current workers, are susceptible to losing their jobs to automation. (continue)

Low wages, high rent hard on Sevier

03/16/2016

As tourism heats up, so will the job market, with locals manning most posts and migrants filling many slots. (continue)

No job cuts set at Chattanooga VW plant

03/15/2016

Site on pace to make SUV by year’s end (continue)

Popcorn Sutton Distillery debuts ‘brown’ spirits

03/15/2016

Newport’s Popcorn Sutton Distilling has gone brown for the first time with its newest retail product, a barrel-aged version of the original Sutton moonshine recipe. (continue)

Loudon County EDA Director retiring

03/10/2016

Patrick Phillips will retire after more than three decades of recruiting industry to Loudon County as executive director of its Economic Development Agency. (continue)

Fines may mean VW job cuts in state

03/09/2016

Volkswagen might have to make extensive job cuts at its Chattanooga factory, as well as others in Mexico and elsewhere, if it has to pay huge fines to the U.S. government over its diesel emissions scandal... (continue)

Allegiant adds new Knoxville route as part of major expansion

03/08/2016

Allegiant Air is unveiling three new cities and 22 new routes Tuesday in what the company is calling one of its biggest single expansion announcements ever. (continue)

Knoxville developers prove virtual reality is more than a game

03/07/2016

Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) represent the next level for producers and consumers of video content... (continue)

Food-stamps-to-jobs plan unveiled

03/03/2016

Tennessee has been selected as one of 10 states to take part in a program to help connect some food stamp recipients with the training and assistance they need to get jobs. (continue)

Y-12 contractor to hire hundreds

03/03/2016

Consolidated Nuclear Security, the government’s managing contractor at the Y-12 and Pantex nuclear weapons plants, is hiring hundreds of workers to meet “mission needs” at the two facilities in Tennessee and Texas. (continue)

Roane State celebrates LEAP grant on ‘Leap Day’

03/02/2016

A community college chose Monday’s “Leap Day” to celebrate its LEAP Grant. (continue)

Sitel hiring 500 for call centers

03/02/2016

Sitel, a global customer service contractor, said that it would expand its call centers in Knoxville and Oak Ridge, hiring 500 new “customer care professionals”. (continue)

Smoky Mountain Air Show announces lineup of aerial acts

02/26/2016

Organizers of the Smoky Mountain Air Show, featuring the Navy's Blue Angels, announced the rest of the lineup for the April 16-17 show. (continue)

Knoxville ranked 15th in nation among top cities for women-owned businesses

02/26/2016

Knoxville ranks 15th best on a new WalletHub.com list of 2016's 100 Best and Worst U.S. Cities for Women-Owned Businesses. (continue)

Tennessee College of Applied Technology Knoxville fanfare welcomes students

02/23/2016

“We’ve got our first two students coming in,” Patrick Wade called out to the group gathered at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Knoxville. (continue)

Smokies remains most visited national park in 2015

02/23/2016

Last year the Great Smoky Mountains National Park retained its title as the most visited national park in the U.S. (continue)

GM will expand Tennessee plant

02/19/2016

General Motors said that it would invest $148 million to install a new production line at its Spring Hill, Tenn., plant to build V-8 engines for trucks and sport utility vehicles. (continue)

Development Corp to seek state funds for business parks

02/19/2016

The Development Corporation Board of Knox County voted to apply for a state program that could net up to a half-million dollars for use in local development projects. (continue)

Tennessee distillers enjoy sip of success

02/18/2016

Tennessee Distiller's Guild lists 19 distilleries across the state as members... (continue)

Services provider AEG moves to Clinton

02/17/2016

American Employer Group, or AEG, with more than 90 employees, has moved into the 10,000-square-foot building... (continue)

UT’s supply chain program ranks No. 3

02/16/2016

SCM World’s University 100 ranked the supply chain program at the University of Tennessee as the third best program in the world for the supply chain field. (continue)

US businesses post more open jobs; quits rise to 9-year high

02/10/2016

U.S. companies advertised more available jobs in December and more Americans quit, trends that could lift wages in the coming months. (continue)

Clayton acquires New York home retailer

02/10/2016

Maryville-based Clayton Homes is adding a New York-based mobile home retailer to its roster of brands. (continue)

Q&A: UT’s Dr. Matthew Murray on the Tennessee economy

02/02/2016

Dr. Matthew N. Murray, associate director of the UT Center for Business and Economic Research, is lead author of UT’s Annual Economic Report to the Governor — the State’s Economic Outlook . (continue)

State can lead with Internet access laws

02/02/2016

Internet access has much in common with other utilities — it is best served to a city or region, rather than by the street or block, as economies of scale come into play. (continue)

Tennessee economy on healthy growth course

02/01/2016

The University of Tennessee’s annual report released Friday concludes that jobs and consumer spending continue to grow and position both Tennessee’s and the nation’s economies for a strong 2016. (continue)

Protomet to announce expansion

02/01/2016

Protomet Corp., an Oak Ridge-based maker of machined parts and boat products, said Friday that it plans to announce on Tuesday a multimillion- dollar expansion, which it says will create hundreds of jobs. (continue)

Vonore automotive plant expanding, adding 50 jobs

02/01/2016

JTEKT investing $2.8M in Monroe County expansion (continue)

UT report shows Tennessee economy positioned for strong 2016

01/29/2016

Job growth and consumer spending continue to grow and position Tennessee and the nation's economies for a strong 2016. (continue)

CVMR plant still on for Oak Ridge

01/29/2016

The chairman and CEO of a Canadian metals company that promised a major investment in Oak Ridge said that the majority of the project — which could generate hundreds of jobs — will still come to fruition. (continue)

Rockwood aviation supplier expanding

01/28/2016

Toho Tenax America Inc. announced this week that it has signed a five-year contract with United Technologies Aerospace Systems to produce Pyromex aircraft brake-friction materials. (continue)

Knoxville Airport board approves Uber deal

01/21/2016

The Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority approved an agreement with Uber for its drivers to serve customers at McGhee Tyson Airport. (continue)

Angel investors’ tax credit urged

01/19/2016

To spur investment in early-stage companies in Tennessee, Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd, a prominent Knoxville entrepreneur, is proposing a tax credit for angel investors. (continue)

VW is counting on Chattanooga

01/18/2016

New SUV ‘crucial,’ CEO tells workers (continue)

Broadband access critical

01/18/2016

“Broadband access is as critical as water was decades ago,” said Randy Boyd. (continue)

$1M ad campaign meant to boost adult graduates

01/15/2016

The advertising is part of a $1 million push to encourage adults with some college credits to return to campus to earn their degrees. (continue)

GM taps Tennessee plant to make Acadia

01/13/2016

General Motors will move production of the GMC Acadia crossover utility vehicle to the former Saturn plant in Spring Hill, Tenn., from Lansing, Mich. (continue)

State gauges broadband availability

01/12/2016

Tennessee’s Department of Economic and Community Development is evaluating the availability of broadband Internet in Tennessee through a statewide assessment. (continue)

UT engineering adds automotive focus

01/11/2016

University of Tennessee graduate students in engineering soon will be able to increase their skills aimed at working in the automotive industry. (continue)

Battery-powered SUV to be unveiled

01/11/2016

Volkswagen will unveil a battery-powered SUV at the Detroit auto show. (continue)

Knoxville adds two new non-stop flights

01/11/2016

Allegiant Air announced it is adding non-stop flights to Washington D.C. and Las Vegas from Knoxville’s McGhee Tyson Airport. (continue)

Tennessee ad campaign focusing on getting adults back into college

01/06/2016

Tennessee is preparing to launch a $1 million advertising campaign to encourage adults who dropped out of college to go back and get their degrees. (continue)

Oak Ridge company eyes DOE property

01/06/2016

Tract would allow expansion, 100 more jobs (continue)

Remediation firm opens Knox office

01/06/2016

Environmental Consulting & Technology, a Florida-based remediation and site assessment firm, has opened its first Knoxville office. (continue)

Higher ed targets hard-to-fill jobs

01/06/2016

The Tennessee Higher Education Commission is asking lawmakers to expand a $10 million grant program that paired employers with colleges to develop academic programs tailored to the needs of local job markets. (continue)

ORNL hits plutonium mark

12/30/2015

Lab building Pu-238 supply for space use (continue)

Google to put $500M in data center in Tennessee

12/30/2015

Google is planning to build a data center at the former TVA megasite once home to Hemlock Semiconductor in Clarksville. (continue)

Tennessee’s population at 6.6M

12/30/2015

Tennessee added 104,944 new residents who moved to the Volunteer State from elsewhere in America over the past five years. (continue)

State OKs $18M in incentives

12/29/2015

The State Funding Board approved economic development grants for the previously announced Advanced Munitions International plant in Alcoa, the Orgill Inc. corporate headquarters in Collierville and the Regal Entertainment headquarters move in Knoxville. (continue)

Tombras, Regal headquarters to fuel downtown

12/29/2015

The Tombras Group advertising and public relations firm revealed it would move its headquarters downtown. (continue)

Tennessee’s popularity surges with Americans, especially Generation X

12/17/2015

Tennessee ranks as 10th most popular state Americans want to move to, according to latest Harris Poll that annually ranks states' desirability. (continue)

Union vote certified at Volkswagen plant in Tennessee

12/17/2015

The National Labor Relations Board has certified the United Auto Workers win in a union vote among skilled workers at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee. (continue)

Oak Ridge-based General Graphene $8.7M closer to proof of concept

12/16/2015

Imagine holding your car on a sheet of plastic wrap. Now, make that plastic wrap 1 million times thinner and you're close to the size and strength of graphene. (continue)

Tennessee has a Record Breaking Year

12/15/2015

Tennessee has not only met, but exceeded the goal of 25,000 job commitments this year! (continue)

Tennessee seeks to close STEM training gap

12/11/2015

The number of new businesses starting and coming to Tennessee continues to grow, but they and the state’s existing employers continue to face a shortage of workers trained in STEM... (continue)

Kayak company to phase in jobs

12/08/2015

Lifetime Products expects to employ 125 workers when it opens a new kayak manufacturing plant in April 2017 (continue)

Startup incubator opens

12/08/2015

So Weaver and his wife, Dr. Carol Jane Weaver, have created an incubator for entrepreneurs in a scenic site. The initiative is titled Sizzle TechStart. (continue)

CVMR amends plans for OR

12/08/2015

Responding to reports his ambitious project was on the rocks, the president of a powdered metal maker said Friday in a letter to Gov. Bill Haslam that while the company has ditched plans for a research facility, it’s moving ahead with a large metal refining facility in Roane County. (continue)

Volkswagen to appeal ruling allowing ‘micro’ union at plant

12/02/2015

Volkswagen informed workers at its lone U.S. plant in Chattanooga that it is appealing a decision to allow the United Auto Workers union to seek collective bargaining rights for a small group of skilled workers. (continue)

Leapfrog names UTMC ‘Top Hospital’

12/02/2015

The Leapfrog Group announced the University of Tennessee Medical Center is on its “top hospitals” list for 2015. (continue)

Local free community college plans may be template for US

11/24/2015

An economic engine. A jumpstart for lower-income students. A partnership with businesses to groom a workforce. The idea of free community college has been touted as all these, by President Barack Obama, Democratic presidential candidates, and some Republicans. (continue)

Spezia to leave Covenant CEO role

11/24/2015

Anthony "Tony" Spezia announced that he'll step out of the role of Covenant president and CEO March 31, and into a new role as CEO emeritus. (continue)

Lifetime Products Inc. opening plant in Knoxville and will create 500 new jobs

11/23/2015

Lifetime Products Inc. will invest $115 million (continue)

Record funding expected for DOE missions in Oak Ridge, senator says

11/23/2015

The city’s U.S. Department of Energy facilities are expected to receive a record level of federal funding in the new fiscal year. (continue)

Travel Channel moving HQ to Knoxville

11/18/2015

As many as 100 employees from Travel Channel could be moving to Knoxville as the network relocates its headquarters here from Maryland by the middle of 2016. (continue)