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EPA names Oak Ridge a Green Power Community of the Year

11/25/2014

Oak Ridge named "Green Power Community of the Year" - one of only two nationwide, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (continue)

Revised UPF plan to have 3 buildings

11/25/2014

The government unveiled plans for a revised Uranium Processing Facility, which will consist of three smaller buildings instead of one big one. (continue)

Suppliers benefit from auto industry growth

11/24/2014

Suppliers account for more than 80 percent of the 115,939 auto industry jobs across the state... (continue)

New report, Tennessee's air quality continues to improve

11/21/2014

TDEC says Tennessee's air quality continues to improve. (continue)

Haslam chosen to lead GOP governors

11/21/2014

Tennessee's governor was chosen Thursday as the next leader of the Republican Governors Association. (continue)

Knox County site sold for $4.5M for a FedEx project

11/18/2014

The Development Corporation of Knox County sold a 45-acre parcel at the Hardin Business Park for $4.5 million (continue)

ORNL lands new supercomputer

11/17/2014

Oak Ridge National Laboratory has signed a contract with IBM for a next-generation supercomputer that will be at least five times faster than the lab's existing system. (continue)

Auto parts maker building second Tenn. plant in Sevierville, bringing 117 new jobs

11/13/2014

Auto parts maker OTICS USA, Inc. has announced plans to build a second East Tennessee facility in Sevierville. (continue)

Industrial park planned near Sweetwater, Tenn.

11/13/2014

The proposed new industrial park, billed the 75 Regional Commerce Park, is being developed by Cazana's business, Commercial & Investment Properties Co. (continue)

Alcoa employees test drive the future

11/12/2014

As plant gears up for auto sheeting, Alcoa workers test-drive new pickup (continue)

Knox County ranked best county in Tennessee by real estate blog

11/12/2014

Knox County is the best county out of 95 counties in Tennessee, according to Movoto Real Estate Blog. (continue)

Knoxville named one of Livability.com's Best Places to Retire

11/10/2014

Livability.com has named Knoxville a Best Place to Retire, 2014. Knoxville offers access to affordable and quality health care, practical cost of living, retiree-friendly businesses and services, and several amenities to help keep residents active. (continue)

US employers add 214K jobs; rate falls to 5.8 pct.

11/07/2014

Employers added a solid 214,000 jobs in October, extending the healthiest pace of hiring in eight years. (continue)

Tennessee ranked 7th in Site Selection magazine’s 2014 Top State Business Climate Rankings

11/04/2014

Tennessee ranks No. 7 in Site Selection magazine's annual list of states with the best business climate. (continue)

Tennessee Tops the Nation for 2013 Foreign Direct Investment Job Commitments

11/04/2014

Tennessee was ranked the top state in the nation for foreign direct investment (FDI) job commitments in 2013 according to the recently released 2014 Global Location Trends report. (continue)

Bechtel will play big role in revised UPF strategy

10/31/2014

Consolidated Nuclear Security, the government's managing contractor at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant, is moving ahead with a plan that will shift design and construction of the Uranium Processing Facility to Bechtel National - the corporate parent of CNS. (continue)

Pellissippi State tops in Tennessee for associate’s degree graduates

10/30/2014

For the second year in a row, Pellissippi State leads the state in the number of associate’s degrees awarded by a two-year college. (continue)

Omega Plastics acquires Vinylex

10/29/2014

A pair of local East Tennessee companies in the plastics industry have joined forces. (continue)

ProNova Solutions, Oxford University announce partnership agreement for proton therapy

10/29/2014

ProNova Solutions, a Knoxville manufacturer of next-generation proton therapy equipment, said it has reached a partnership agreement with Oxford University to equip the United Kingdom’s first proton research center. (continue)

Demand for Knox office space up with recovering job market

10/28/2014

Knoxville’s office market saw improvement in 2013 with occupancy increasing in all parts of town (continue)

Oak Ridge airport land to be available by 2015

10/28/2014

171 acres of Department of Energy property earmarked for a proposed general aviation airport in Oak Ridge should be in the hands of the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority by the end of 2015 (continue)

Former Merita bakery in Powell is making bread again

10/28/2014

The lines are rolling again at what used to be the Merita bakery in Powell, churning out 135 loaves of bread a minute (continue)

ORNL pioneers new metal technique

10/17/2014

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

10/17/2014

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

10/14/2014

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

10/10/2014

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

10/08/2014

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

10/06/2014

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

09/30/2014

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

09/30/2014

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

TennEra looks to make maximum use of biomass

09/29/2014

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)

Initiative partners students with companies licensing technologies

09/29/2014

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)

UT report projects moderate to strong growth for state economy

09/26/2014

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)

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

09/26/2014

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)

Customer service firm adding 125 jobs at Oak Ridge facility

09/23/2014

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

09/12/2014

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

09/10/2014

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

09/08/2014

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

09/08/2014

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

09/04/2014

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

09/03/2014

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

Automotive parts maker expanding Smyrna facility

08/29/2014

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)

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

08/29/2014

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

GM to move Cadillac SRX production to Tennessee

08/28/2014

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

08/26/2014

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

08/19/2014

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

08/19/2014

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

08/19/2014

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

08/14/2014

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

Tennessee ranks fourth in U.S. for business climate

08/14/2014

Auto sector a factor in Tenn. success (continue)

US services firms grow at fastest pace in 8 years

08/12/2014

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

08/05/2014

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

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

07/31/2014

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)

US consumer confidence jumps to 90.9 in July

07/31/2014

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

Merit to build Ripken baseball complex in Pigeon Forge

07/30/2014

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

07/29/2014

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

07/25/2014

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

Knoxville named most exciting city in the state

07/22/2014

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

07/18/2014

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

07/16/2014

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

07/14/2014

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

07/10/2014

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

Boat sales rising in East Tennessee

07/08/2014

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

07/03/2014

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

06/30/2014

German firm to hire 32 workers (continue)

Tennessee Small Business Friendliness Ranked 6th in Nation

06/24/2014

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

Chattanooga VW plant may assemble two SUVs

06/20/2014

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

06/17/2014

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

06/16/2014

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

Survey: 3Q hiring in Knoxville area looks promising

06/13/2014

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

06/10/2014

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

06/05/2014

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

06/04/2014

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

06/03/2014

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

The Tennessee Valley Region Chosen for Federal Program

05/29/2014

Administration announces US manufacturing regions (continue)

Local Motors opens in Knoxville

05/29/2014

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

05/29/2014

Six of seven technologies from East TN (continue)

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

05/22/2014

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

05/15/2014

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

05/14/2014

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

Blackberry Farm awarded James Beard Award for Outstanding Wine Program

05/13/2014

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

05/08/2014

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

Priority Ambulance announces expansion into Blount County

05/07/2014

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

Tennessee Ranked 2nd Most Competitive State for Economic Development

05/06/2014

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

Dolly Parton unveils DreamMore resort details

05/06/2014

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

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

05/02/2014

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

05/02/2014

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

04/29/2014

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

04/23/2014

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

04/22/2014

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

04/21/2014

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

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

04/10/2014

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

Local companies keep on trucking in industry dominated by national players

04/10/2014

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

ORNL, local companies' collaborations paying off

04/07/2014

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

Claiborne Hospital becomes member of Covenant Health

04/02/2014

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

Flowers Foods to reopen former Powell bakery, add 100 jobs

03/26/2014

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