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UT Engineer Helping NASA Understand Changes in Arctic Ice

06/24/2016

While the cause of global climate change continues to be a hot-button political topic in the United States, a researcher in UT’s College of Engineering may have pinpointed the reason for the retreat of sea ice. (continue)

East Tennessee officials puzzling out the pieces of a regional jobs plan

06/24/2016

Where to find replacements as retirees leave the workforce, how to find slots for people who don't seem to fit in the job market, and other such questions are the focus of workforce officials trying to craft a regional jobs plan for East Tennessee. (continue)

Tennessee ranked No. 4 best state for retirement

06/24/2016

In a new report, Kiplinger, a publishing company that specializes in personal financial advice and business forecasts, rates Tennessee the fourth-best state for retirees. (continue)

Denso, Pellissippi State team up to educate current, future employees

06/21/2016

Denso has partnered with Pellissippi State Community College and it has been a win-win situation for both. (continue)

Scott County’s only hospital to close on June 26

06/17/2016

Scott County's only hospital is closing its doors once again. (continue)

ORNL researchers invent tougher plastic with 50 percent renewable content

06/16/2016

Now, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have made a better thermoplastic by replacing styrene with lignin, a brittle, rigid polymer that, with cellulose, forms the woody cell walls of plants. (continue)

Tennessee ranked one of the Best States for Small Business Friendliness

06/15/2016

Texas, Utah and Tennessee ranked highest for small business friendliness in a survey of more than 12,000 skilled professionals and entrepreneurs in Thumbtack’s “Small Business Friendliness Survey" (continue)

Astronaut Scott Kelly to Speak at UT during Life of the Mind Celebration

06/13/2016

Scott Kelly, the US astronaut who recently returned from a record-breaking year in space, will help launch the 2016-17 academic year at UT by speaking at the annual Welcome Week Life of the Mind celebration (continue)

Tennessee Gets a Place at the Table with Newest Element: Tennessine

06/09/2016

One of the newest members of the periodic table will likely have a familiar sound to it, even if the spelling might be a bit off: Tennessine. (continue)

Global technology leaders gather at UT for innovation research workshop

06/09/2016

The Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee is hosting its Innovations in Data-Rich Environments Research Workshop from Wednesday to Friday. (continue)

Tennessee Named Recipient of Area Development’s Gold Shovel Award for Second Consecutive Year

06/08/2016

Award recognizes achievements in economic impact and job creation (continue)

Teamwork, education driving state’s economic development

06/06/2016

Nearly 26,000 committed jobs and $5.5 billion in fresh capital investments were brought to the state last year, and Tennessee is quickly finding itself a national leader for economic and industry growth. (continue)

3M plant’s products a mystery

06/03/2016

It’s one of Anderson County’s biggest buildings, and its conversion into a manufacturing facility by one of America’s best-known companies remains a mysterious. (continue)

Tennessee’s credit rating climbs to top level

06/01/2016

Tennessee’s credit rating with Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services climbed to the highest level... (continue)

Allegiant Air adds Non-stops from Knoxville to Destin, FL

06/01/2016

Allegiant Air launched its new nonstop, low-fare flights to Destin, Fla., from Knoxville’s McGhee Tyson Airport. (continue)

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)