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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)

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)

The Tennessee Valley Region Chosen for Federal Program

05/29/2014

Administration announces US manufacturing regions (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)

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)

Tennessee Ranked 2nd Most Competitive State for Economic Development

05/06/2014

Site Selection ranking of state economic development success. (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)

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)

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)

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)

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

03/20/2014

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

03/18/2014

Tech 20/20 partners with entrepreneur center (continue)

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

03/14/2014

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

03/12/2014

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

03/12/2014

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

03/11/2014

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

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

03/05/2014

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

03/04/2014

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

9.6 million people visited Smoky Mountains

03/04/2014

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

02/28/2014

$140M initiative on light metals (continue)

Frontier offers seasonal Knoxville flight to Chicago

02/24/2014

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

02/19/2014

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

02/19/2014

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

02/17/2014

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

02/17/2014

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

Tech 20/20 developing new angel fund

02/14/2014

Lighthouse Fund looks to raise $3M (continue)

Government, automotive industry top East Tennessee manufacturing list

02/14/2014

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

02/12/2014

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

WS Packaging to invest $43M in Knoxville expansion

02/11/2014

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

02/06/2014

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.

02/03/2014

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

East Tennessee unemployment among state's lowest

02/03/2014

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

01/31/2014

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

01/30/2014

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

Knoxville’s Provectus to pursue breakthrough therapy designation

01/30/2014

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

01/24/2014

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

01/20/2014

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

Local public companies bring billions to East Tennessee

01/17/2014

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

Volkswagen may build new SUV in Tennessee

01/14/2014

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

Tennessee named Business Facilities 2013 State Of The Year

01/14/2014

Business Facilities magazine’s top honor (continue)

Largest employers in East Tennessee

01/10/2014

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

01/09/2014

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

01/07/2014

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

Quality Solutions Group expanding, adding jobs in Sevier County

04/30/2013

Business services provider Quality Solutions Group is expanding its Sevierville operations and creating 25 new jobs. (continue)

Sun shines on Oak Ridge solar project

04/26/2013

Venture is first of its kind in the United States (continue)

Frontier's Knoxville-Denver flights back early

04/23/2013

Frontier Airlines is bringing back flights between Knoxville and Denver sooner than expected. (continue)

Windham Professionals adding 150 Alcoa jobs

04/17/2013

Call center provides debt collections (continue)

Omega Plastics doubling plant, adding 80 employees in Clinton, TN

04/17/2013

Omega Plastics LLC, which makes more than 3,000 plastic extrusion products for a variety of customers, is more than doubling the size of its plant... (continue)

HP Pelzer plans $28M auto parts factory in East Tennessee

04/15/2013

East Tennessee’s growing automotive sector has landed another parts manufacturer. (continue)

Oak Ridge Carbon Fiber Technology Facility

04/12/2013

Oak Ridge Carbon Fiber Technology Facility (continue)

U.S. Bank adds Food City branches in Knoxville area

04/09/2013

Lender inks 10-store deal with Food City (continue)

McGhee Tyson, Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge airports among six to get aeronautics grants

04/05/2013

Six Tennessee airports will be getting federal and state aeronautics grants totaling more than $281,000. (continue)

State works with Y-12 to develop supply network for UPF

04/02/2013

The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development is partnering with Y-12 and TVA to help recruit and prepare businesses for work on the Uranium Processing Facility... (continue)

UT business college programs earn top ranking

04/01/2013

For the third straight year, master's degree programs offered by the University of Tennessee College of Business Administration are ranked among the best in North America. (continue)

Boating rebound helping spur Protomet growth, president says

03/28/2013

A rebounding East Tennessee boat-making industry is one of several factors that led to his decision to more than double the size of his Oak Ridge facility, Protomet Corp... (continue)

Tennessee personal income rising

03/28/2013

Personal income growth in Tennessee rose 3.9 percent in 2012, according to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. (continue)

TVA says Knoxville site ideal for data center

03/26/2013

The Tennessee Valley Authority announced that a 10.6-acre site near the Pellissippi Parkway in Knoxville has been approved as a primary data center site. (continue)

Oak Ridge firm to more than double size, add workers

03/22/2013

Protomet seeking 100%, tax reprieve (continue)

Pellissippi State contributes $244M to annual regional economy

03/19/2013

Pellissippi State Community College continues to have a significant impact on the regional economy. (continue)

Despite high unemployment, Scott County keeps sense of hope

03/18/2013

Scott County has been burdened by four consecutive years of the state’s highest unemployment rate, which currently is nearly 17 percent. (continue)

Firm announces deal to buy Dumplin Creek property

03/15/2013

The Dumplin Creek development has been stalled for years, but a new owner may be in the works for the Sevier County project. (continue)

Survey: Hiring prospects improving in Knoxville region

03/13/2013

22 percent of companies to add jobs (continue)

New IdleAir continues to add locations

03/05/2013

The Knoxville-based company recently opened a new location in Dallas and plans to further expand... (continue)

Tennessee exports grow to record level

03/05/2013

Tennessee sees 4 percent rise in business (continue)

Smokies bring $818 million in tourist spending

02/28/2013

Visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park spent $818 million in communities surrounding the Smokies. (continue)

ORNL unveils new $20.5 million MAXLAB

02/27/2013

The recently completed $20.5 million Maximum Building Energy Efficiency Research Laboratory (MAXLAB) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory... (continue)

New Norris Lake Resort opening in Claiborne County

02/26/2013

Two Knoxville businessmen expect a new Norris Lake resort that includes a full-service marina, RV park and floating restaurant to become a favorite haunt for locals and a destination stop for vacationers from nearby states. (continue)