ORNL pioneers new metal technique


A new manufacturing method developed by researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory could change the way that a variety of metallic items are made. (continue)

Boosting the life sciences sector


Tennessee is fortunate to be home to several successful industries in different parts of the state. (continue)

Oak Ridge’s Protomet wins boating industry's design award


The product by an Oak Ridge company that designs and engineers cutting-edge products for a variety of customers is the winner of a prestigious award from the boating industry. (continue)

Tennessee ranked 5th in Area Development magazine’s 2014 Top States for Doing Business


Tennessee ranked fifth overall in Area Development magazine’s Top States for Doing Business list. Tennessee also scored the #1 ranking for its overall infrastructure and global access, #1 in distribution/supply-chain hubs and #1 in certified sites/shovel-ready programs. Additionally, Tennessee placed #5 for its rail and highway access and #6 in workforce development. (continue)

US job openings rising in August as hiring falls


U.S. employers advertised the most job openings in nearly 14 years during August, yet their pace of hiring fell compared to July. (continue)

Manufacturing group hosts first trade fair


RAMP, a group trying to promote advanced manufacturing in East Tennessee, is holding its first trade fair Monday and Tuesday. (continue)

UT Engineering Students Help ORNL, Local Motors Print Drivable 3D Car


UT, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Local Motors, Cincinnati Incorporated, and Oak Ridge Associated Universities teamed up to print a working, drivable car (continue)

UT’s Engineering and Supply Chain Management Top-Ranked by U.S. News and World Report


UT’s College of Engineering has taken a large leap forward and is now ranked 32nd among all public universities (continue)

Initiative partners students with companies licensing technologies


The initiative that partners students interested in entrepreneurship with companies that are licensing technologies or researchers who have technologies that are ready to be licensed is part of an expanded effort to accelerate commercialization. (continue)

TennEra looks to make maximum use of biomass


For years, efforts to build a thriving, local bio-based economy have been focused on growing renewable energy crops such as switchgrass to produce fuels. (continue)

Tennessee’s free community college scholarship program draws nearly 23K seniors


Roughly halfway through the sign-up period for the Tennessee's new free community college scholarship program, 22,841 high school seniors have applied. (continue)

UT report projects moderate to strong growth for state economy


Tennessee can expect moderate to strong economic growth in the second half of 2014 and continuing into next year, University of Tennessee economists said in a report released. (continue)

Customer service firm adding 125 jobs at Oak Ridge facility


Customer service firm Sitel announced it will be filling 125 new jobs at its Oak Ridge facility over the next 60 days. (continue)

Pellissippi State ranks high nationwide in number of communication graduates


Pellissippi State Community College ranks second in the U.S. among two-year colleges in the number of students who graduated from the institution in 2013 in the communications field. (continue)

Knoxville's Scripps Networks Interactive marks 20th anniversary of HGTV


Scripps Networks Interactive celebrated 20 years of home and garden programming on Tuesday with Gov. Bill Haslam and Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero proclaiming it HGTV Day. (continue)

TVA Among Top Utilities for Economic Development for 9th Consecutive Year


For the ninth consecutive year, Site Selection magazine has ranked the Tennessee Valley Authority among its Top 10 North American utilities for leadership in economic development. (continue)

Roane State, ORNL Federal Credit Union partner to create degree


A new two-year associate degree in financial services is now being offered by Roane State Community College. (continue)

Fulton Bellows announces $3M expansion, 27 new jobs


Fulton Bellows LLC announced that it will do a $3 million expansion of its Knoxville operation, creating 27 new jobs. (continue)

Knoxville exudes Southern graciousness and makes a perfect weekend getaway


The Tennessee city boasts the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, the Sunsphere, great shopping and dining, and a first-class art museum. (continue)

Carson-Newman University named 7th among the nation's baccalaureate colleges


Washington Monthly magazine report named Carson-Newman University seventh among the nation's baccalaureate colleges (continue)

Automotive parts maker expanding Smyrna facility


An automotive parts manufacturer is expanding its distribution facility in Smyrna and is expected to create more than 130 additional jobs in Rutherford County. (continue)

GM to move Cadillac SRX production to Tennessee


General Motors announced Wednesday that it is moving production of its next-generation Cadillac SRX crossover SUV from Mexico to its plant in Tennessee. (continue)

UT Supply Chain program ranked 3rd in US


The undergraduate supply chain program at the University of Tennessee was recently ranked third in the U.S. (continue)

Tennessee Promise begins for high school seniors


Tennessee high school seniors now have an opportunity to change the future — both for themselves and their families — but also for our state. (continue)

Cheaper industrial power boosts TVA


While overall electric rates have gone up in the past year, the Tennessee Valley Authority has cut the average bill for its biggest industrial customers by an average 6.8 percent (continue)

Internship yields quick results for urgent need


United States Deputy Energy Secretary Daniel Poneman was on hand to applaud graduates of a unique internship program designed to quickly build a specially trained and much-needed workforce for the burgeoning field of 3-D printing, (continue)

Covenant Health heart doctors get high ratings


Doctors get high ratings from thoracic group for heart bypass procedures (continue)

Tennessee ranks fourth in U.S. for business climate


Auto sector a factor in Tenn. success (continue)

US services firms grow at fastest pace in 8 years


U.S. services firms grew at the fastest rate in more than eight years in July (continue)

Koide Tennessee, Inc., Expands Operations in Blount County


The announcement represents an investment of $10,106,000 and the creation of 32 new positions in Blount County. (continue)

US consumer confidence jumps to 90.9 in July


U.S. consumers are more confident about the economy than they have been in nearly seven years. (continue)

Dinner theater company offers new downtown Knoxville entertainment option at The Square Room


A recently formed theater company has partnered with The Square Room and Café 4 to introduce a new downtown entertainment option — dinner and a show. (continue)

Merit to build Ripken baseball complex in Pigeon Forge


The city of Pigeon Forge on Monday approved a $22.5 million contract with Knoxville-based Merit Construction to build the Ripken Experience baseball complex. (continue)

Tennessee benefits as gun makers head for Southern states


Today, in the wake of new gun legislation in states including Maryland, many are moving South. And Tennessee is one of the beneficiaries. (continue)

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce SL Tennessee, LLC to Create 1,000 New Jobs in Clinton


Automotive Parts Manufacturer to Invest $80.5 Million to Build Third Manufacturing Facility (continue)

Knoxville named most exciting city in the state


Knoxville has landed at the top of yet another list, this time the most exciting city in the state. (continue)

State, local governments boost incentives to lure VW Chattanooga plant expansion


Berke said the nearly $300 million incentive package that was leaked to the media earlier this year as part of the negotiations for VW's expansion was based on 1,350 jobs. (continue)

UT Medical Center ranked one of the best in the nation


UT Medical Center in Knoxville is emerging as one of the top in the nation, ranking number two in the state in this year's U.S. News and World Report of "America's Best Hospitals." (continue)

VW announces production of new SUV in Chattanooga and 2,000 new jobs


Volkswagen will invest $600 million and add 2,000 jobs to produce the new SUV in Chattanooga, Tennessee. (continue)

Veteran business owners contribute to job creation, economic growth


More young veterans - those under age 35 - are starting businesses, according to the Small Business Administration. (continue)

Boat sales rising in East Tennessee


Boat sales are up across the United States, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association, and Knoxville area dealers say they are seeing more business, too. (continue)

US employers added robust 288k jobs in June


U.S. employers accelerated their hiring last month, adding a robust 288,000 jobs and helping drive the unemployment rate to 6.1 percent, the lowest since September 2008. (continue)

German company to open industrial yarn plant in Dandridge


German firm to hire 32 workers (continue)

Tennessee Small Business Friendliness Ranked 6th in Nation


Thumbtack.com Small Business Friendliness Survey, in partnership with the Kauffman Foundation (continue)

Chattanooga VW plant may assemble two SUVs


While Volkswagen and Tennessee officials try to finalize incentives for a new midsize sport utility vehicle for the automaker's Chattanooga plant, the factory could assemble a smaller SUV as well. (continue)

Frontier Airlines launches Knoxville to Chicago service today


Low-fare carrier Frontier Airlines will launch their new nonstop service from Knoxville's McGhee Tyson Airport to Chicago’s Midway Airport on Tuesday, June 17. (continue)

Ole Smoky Moonshine plans location in Pigeon Forge


Ole Smoky Moonshine will open a second location at The Island in Pigeon Forge. (continue)

Survey: 3Q hiring in Knoxville area looks promising


Knoxville area companies plan to “hire at a promising pace” in the third quarter hiring, according to an employment survey released. (continue)

Surviving and thriving: Knox County's oldest companies


Locally owned companies in Knoxville have changed focus, changed hands, shrunk operations and grown them. They've survived competition, technology, recessions and boom times. The Knoxville Book of Lists ranked companies 100 years and older based on the year they were founded. (continue)

USA TODAY columnist lists Knoxville as a top retirement spot


Here's USA Today’s annual look at a few places you may not have thought of as retirement destinations. (continue)

UT study sees healthy economic growth in 2014


Winter was hard on the economy in the first quarter, “but a dip in unemployment rates and expected increases in housing investments signal stronger gains for the remainder of the year,” University of Tennessee economists said in a report. (continue)

Competition drives down McGhee Tyson airfares


Competition from low-fare airlines played a big part in the significant drop in airfares at McGhee Tyson Airport (continue)

Local Motors opens in Knoxville


An innovative manufacturing company with ties to Oak Ridge National Laboratory opened a Market Square storefront in Knoxville. (continue)

AUTOXLR8R program heavy with ET automotive technologies


Six of seven technologies from East TN (continue)

The Tennessee Valley Region Chosen for Federal Program


Administration announces US manufacturing regions (continue)

Knoxville's Aqua-Chem develops safety device for offshore oil rigs


Aqua-Chem Inc., a Knoxville-based producer of water purification equipment, has developed a system that can help prevent oil rig blowouts... (continue)

$108M airfield project at Knoxville’s McGhee Tyson Airport lifts off


CHA Consulting will manage the $108 million McGhee Tyson Airfield Modernization Program, the largest and most expensive construction project in the history of the airport. (continue)

Oak Ridge wins TVA Green Power Switch award


The city has received the Green Power Switch Leader of the Year Award (continue)

Blackberry Farm awarded James Beard Award for Outstanding Wine Program


The Barn at Blackberry Farm was awarded a James Beard Award for Outstanding Wine Program. (continue)

Tennessee is the 3rd Best State for Business 2014


Tennessee Ranked 3rd Best State for Business in annual survey of CEOs by Chief Executive. (continue)

Priority Ambulance announces expansion into Blount County


A new ambulance company headquartered in Knoxville announced it's expanding into Blount County. (continue)

Dolly Parton unveils DreamMore resort details


The 306-room resort, slated to open in summer 2015 as part of a $300 million, 10-year capital investment plan... (continue)

Tennessee Ranked 2nd Most Competitive State for Economic Development


Site Selection ranking of state economic development success. (continue)

Clinton’s Techmer PM Named to “Best Places to Work 2014” by Plastics News


Techmer PM located in Clinton, TN is getting kudos as a great place to spend the workday. (continue)

US gains 288K jobs; jobless rate falls to 6.3 percent


U.S. employers added a robust 288,000 jobs in April, the most in two years, evidence that the economy is picking up after a brutal winter slowed growth. (continue)

Frontier cutting fares but charging for carry-ons


Passengers flying Frontier Airlines will now have to pay extra to place carry-on bags in the overhead bin or for advance seat assignments. (continue)

Eyes on Tennessee as it begins free community college plan


Higher education experts and states around the nation will have their eyes on Tennessee as the Volunteer State embarks on an ambitious plan to provide free community college to all high school graduates. (continue)

UAW drops appeal of defeat in Volkswagen vote


The United Auto Workers dropped its appeal of a worker vote against unionizing at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee (continue)

Doctors have $20B economic impact in Tennessee


Tennessee’s more than 14,000 physicians contributed $618 million in state and local tax revenue in 2012. (continue)

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)