TRISTATE TALKING NEWS – TAKE A LOOK AT A SNAPSHOT FROM AROUND THE REGIONS – APRIL 2018

TSMSDC – HONORS MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., 50 YEARS LATER….

The nation remembers…Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., today, Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 50 years after his assassination.  We are a country far from fulfilling his fight for equality and racial justice.  His ‘Dream’ remains unfinished, and is more relevant today. We honor his legacy, as we should.

Our message of hope is that his ‘Dream’ will finally become a reality! 

YOUR APRIL 2018 BULLETIN BRIEF FROM AROUND THE…

TENNESSEE

VW TO INVEST $340 MILLION IN NEW 5-SEAT, CHATTANOOGA BUILT SUV: 
Volkswagen officials said they’ll invest $340 million to bring a new Chattanooga-built five-seat sport utility vehicle to the American market. SOURCE:  CLICK HERE 
BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD OF TENNESSEE RANKED AS ONE OF THE TOP EMPLOYERS FOR DIVERSITY:  BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has made diversity a significant part of its business model for several years. Due to their continued commitment, Forbes Magazine selected the insurance agency for its list of top employers for diversity within the US.

SOURCE:  CLICK HERE

KENTUCKY

PRIVATE FINANCING FOR PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE: Six Kentucky community banks that could be competing for business have agreed to work together as charter members of the specialty $150 million Commonwealth Infrastructure Fund to finance public-private partnerships (P3) in Kentucky.  SOURCE:  CLICK HERE
FITZGERALD INDUSTRIES TO BUY FORMER BELDEN PLANT IN MONTICELLO, CREATE 250 JOBS:  Gov. Matt Bevin announced Fitzgerald

Industries II LLC, which manufactures aluminum dump truck beds, will locate in the former Belden Inc. plant in Monticello with a $6 million investment that will create 250 full-time jobs.  SOURCE:  CLICK HERE

WEST VIRGINIA
CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY ON THE UPSWING, SPURRING OPTIMISM: For the first time in a long time, construction activity is picking up in West Virginia. Mike Clowser, executive director of the Contractors Association of

West Virginia, said there’s cause for optimism.  SOURCE:  CLICK HERE
WEST VIRGINIA, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA GOVERNORS FORM SHALE GAS AGREEMENT:  Leaders in West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania will continue to work together to market the region for natural gas development.

SOURCE:  CLICK HERE 

A SPECIAL FEATURE STORY FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY…

THE TOP 10 US CITIES FOR ENTREPRENEURS AND START-UPS IN 2018: 

Whether you’re fresh out of college or considering a new opportunity elsewhere, chances are there’s a promising start-up near you-or if you prefer, thousands of miles away. Likewise, if you’re an entrepreneur looking to launch your own start-up, you’re no longer limited to Silicon Valley, the Silicon Prairie, or any of the other “Silicon” locales established a decade ago  SOURCE:  CLICK HERE

NO LIMITS … JUST OPPORTUNITIES!

 

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