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

A SPECIAL FEATURE STORY FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY

ELECTRIC UTILITY INDUSTRY’S TRANSFORMATION SPARKS SUPPLIER DIVERSITY COMMITMENT …
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TENNESSEE

FASTEST GROWING LARGE METRO ECONOMIES OF 2017 ARE NASHVILLE, RIVERSIDE AND JACKSONVILLE; SLOWEST ARE NEW ORLEANS, ROCHESTER, AND BUFFALO:
Recently released data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics illuminates which large metros have the fastest growing economies. Growth is measured by the percentage change in employment between the annual average of 2016 and 2017. Headlight Data ranks employment growth for the 53 largest metros (1,000,000+ people) in the U.S.  SOURCE:  CLICK HERE 
MTD CREATING 200 JOBS IN TENNESSEE: MTD Consumer Group Inc. will invest $10 million in its Martin, TN operations and expects to create 200 jobs over the next five years. MTD’s $20 million expansion in 2014 created a foundation for future growth. SOURCE:  CLICK HERE

   

KENTUCKY

ALPHA INC. PLANS $6.9M EXPANSION IN BOWLING GREEN; 24 NEW JOBS:  Austrian-based plastic packaging company Alpla Inc. announced plans to expand their Bowling Green operations. This $6.9 million project will include the addition of new equipment, 100,000 square feet of warehouse space and 24 new jobs. SOURCE:   CLICK HERE 
SOUTH KOREAN AUTO PARTS MAKER BREAKS GROUND:  A South Korean auto parts maker has broken ground on a new $50 million plant in

western Kentucky. The plant in Murray would provide 120 jobs. Company leaders with South Korea’s DAE-IL Corp. expect the 295,000-square foot 

plant to open in May 2019.  SOURCE:  CLICK HERE 

 
WEST VIRGINIA

$91 MILLION BOND HEADED TO MARKET FOR ROAD PROJECTS: State

Transportation Secretary Tom Smith said West Virginia received a favorable interest rate – 3.03 percent – on a new bond to improve and repair the state’s infrastructure.  SOURCE:  CLICK HERE 

NATIONAL ENERGY TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY (NETL) AWARDS $364 MILLION ENGINEERING CONTRACT TO LEIDOS: With about 32,000 employees worldwide, Leidos has two office locations in Monongalia County and one in Marion County, WV. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, of which NETL is a part, this contract is for $364 million to be spaced out over the course of about 10 years.  SOURCE:  CLICK HERE

 
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