Johnson begins developing Virginia Pinnacle property

Johnson begins developing Virginia Pinnacle property

Johnson Commercial Development (JCD), which developed The Pinnacle, a 250+ acre mixed-use shopping and dining center on the Tennessee side of the Virginia border near Bristol, is n ...

Deputy Speaker Hill: backloaded legislative session ahead

Deputy Speaker Hill: backloaded legislative session ahead

The 111th Session of the Tennessee General Assembly will be a creature unlike any before, according to new Deputy Speaker of the House Matthew Hill. Lack of early revenue informati ...

TRI receives $1.69 Million TDOT grant for Aerospace Park

TRI receives $1.69 Million TDOT grant for Aerospace Park

The Tri-Cities Airport Authority (TCAA) has been awarded a $1,690,000 grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s (TDOT) Aeronautics Economic Development Fund to furthe ...

Ron Scott, former ACFCU CEO, found dead

Ron Scott, former ACFCU CEO, found dead

Ron Scott, who had announced his resignation from the positions of president and CEO of Appalachian Community Federal Credit Union (ACFCU) earlier this week, was found dead Friday ...

Tri-Cities Airport Authority offering director post to Cossey

Tri-Cities Airport Authority offering director post to Cossey

The Tri-Cities Airport Authority (TCAA) is moving forward with the process of hiring Gene Cossey, currently the executive director of the University of Illinois – Willard Airport i ...

January 2019 Edition Available Now

January 2019 Edition Available Now

The 2019 commercial and residential real estate market preview, General Shale expands its footprint, Hawkins and Sullivan counties are Work Ready and much more. Available now in th ...

Tri-Cities Airport Authority narrows search for executive director to three

Tri-Cities Airport Authority narrows search for executive director to three

The Tri-Cities Airport Authority (TCAA) has released the names of the executive director candidates who will be interviewed on Monday, January 7. The finalists being interviewed ar ...

Bringing Back Bentonville’s Biking Buzz: Arkansas seminar on mountain biking and economic development draws attendees from Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia

Photo above: (L-R) Kayla Carter, Emily Mayo, Katie Dunn, Idalina Walker and Jenny Brock in front of a mountain bike jump near Bentonville. By Scott Robertson     The idea that outdoor recreation can be a beneficial tool for economic development, especially in rural areas, is not new. For the last few years, young professionals have been making decisions about where to live and work based more and more on th ...

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Bucs announce historic multimedia rights agreement

The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced an unprecedented multimedia rights agreement with Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment’s collegiate services division last Thursday. The 10-year deal grants Van Wagner exclusive rights to represent ETSU as the rights holder for the program’s sponsorship and media sales, as well as on- and off-campus marketing promotions for the Buccaneers’ brand. I ...

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A.Y. McDonald breaks ground on new 100,000 square foot expansion

A.Y. McDonald Manufacturing Co., a leading producer of water works, plumbing, pumps and natural gas products, broke ground Monday on an $8 million expansion that will double the size of its Elizabethton operation and create 36 new jobs. The Dubuque, Iowa-based company began operating in Elizabethton 19 years ago and employs 144 full-time workers in a 99,000-square-foot facility. Company officials said the p ...

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Eastman Board elects new director

The Board of Directors of Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) has elected Kim Ann Mink as a director. Dr. Mink is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Innophos Holdings, Inc., a leading international producer of performance-critical and nutritional functional ingredients, with applications in food, health and industrial specialties markets. “We are pleased to welcome Kim Ann to Eastman’s Board ...

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BWXT Names John A. Stewart President of Nuclear Fuel Services

BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:BWXT) recently announced that John A. Stewart has been named president of Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc. (NFS). The move became effective on July 1. “John’s impressive history with BWXT and the U.S. Navy make him uniquely suited for this leadership role at NFS,” BWXT Nuclear Operations Group, Inc. (NOG) President Joel W. Duling said. “NFS is important not only to the company as one ...

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Haslam, Tennessee’s education innovation recognized with two national awards

Tennessee was honored last week with two national awards for education innovation from the Education Commission of the States at its annual National Forum on Education Policy in Washington, D.C. The 2018 James Bryant Conant Award was formally presented to Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today. The 2018 Frank Newman Award for State Innovation was awarded to Tennessee for the Seamless Alignment and Integrated Lear ...

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Berkshire Hathaway newspapers under new management effective Monday

Lee Enterprises Inc. has joined with BH Media Group Inc. in an agreement for Lee to manage Berkshire Hathaway’s newspaper and digital operations in 30 markets, beginning July 2. The agreement provides Lee with flexibility to implement revenue initiatives and business transformation consistent with how it manages its own newspaper and digital operations in 49 markets, while Berkshire Hathaway continues as ow ...

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Food City awards $100,000 to charity in centennial celebration

In commemoration of its 100th Anniversary, Food City recently donated more than $100,000 to charitable organizations throughout its market area. “In today’s competitive market place, it’s very rare to see a company celebrating their 100th Anniversary,” said Steven C. Smith, Food City president and chief executive officer. “Food City is extremely proud to have served our friends and neighbors for the past 10 ...

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VCEDA Provides Seed Capital Matching Grant to IMPERFKT

Photo above: IMPERFKT, an on-line clothing brand based in Wise, Va., was the recipient of a recent VCEDA Seed Capital Matching Grant. Pictured, from left are IMPERFKT Owner Holly Kiser; IMPERFKT Model Meagan Caldwell; Wise County Industrial Development Authority Director Carl Snodgrass; and Small Business Development Center Director Tim Blankenbecler. What’s in a word? Even more important, however is what’s ...

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Supreme Court says ‘Add (sales tax) to Cart’

The Supreme Court on Thursday narrowly sided with South Dakota in a case that will have massive implications for the retail industry, online shoppers and state governments. Research done by Barclays indicates that Tennessee is one of five states in the nation positioned to benefit most from Thursday’s ruling. By a 5-4 decision, the court ruled that states have the right to collect sales taxes from retailers ...

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