TRISTATE TALKING NEWS – TAKE A LOOK AT A SNAPSHOT FROM AROUND THE REGION – DECEMBER 2018

A SPECIAL FEATURE STORY

EATON NAMED BEST OF THE DECADE

FOR SUPPLIER DIVERSITY BY MINORITY BUSINESS NEWS (MBN USA)… Power management company Eaton recently announced that is has been named a 2018 Best of the Decade honoree for supplier diversity by Minority Business News (MBN USA), a leading minority business publication. 

 

SOURCE: CLICK HERE 

PLUS…. TSMSDC IN THE NEWS!

TSMSDC does it again…  and receives the Resource Award from the Volkswagen Group of America at its annual Partnering for Success Conference luncheon, held November 29, at the Westin Hotel in Chattanooga, TN.

The award recognizes exceptional demonstration of support for supplier diversity, and to Volkswagen’s progressive program. 
 
Additionally, two of its certified MBEs, Premiere Building Maintenance  Corporation (Class 3 NMSDC national winner), and Wingard Quality Supply (Class 2 NMSDC regional winner), received recognition as highly valued suppliers to Volkswagen.

Congratulations to KeeKee Mathis and Volkswagen for a successful annual conference!

YOUR DECEMBER 2018 NEWS BULLETIN BRIEF FROM THE…

TENNESSEE

AMAZON IN NASHVILLE –  TECH GIANT’S PLANNED JOB INFUSION BIGGEST IN TENNESSEE HISTORY:
Amazon’s announcement that it will bring a new operations hub to Nashville may have been a consolation prize in the national sweepstakes for the tech giant’s coveted “HQ2,” but it remains the single largest jobs announcement in Tennessee’s history….$230 million investment, 5,000 jobs!
SOURCE:  CLICK HERE 
GM TO ADD THIRD VEHICLE TO SPRING HILL PLANT: With three major auto manufacturing plants and nearly 1,000 auto suppliers scattered across the state, Tennessee has emerged as the primary driver behind the Southeast’s fast-growing automotive industry.  SOURCE:  CLICK HERE

KENTUCKY

KENTUCKY HOSPITAL TO INVEST $52M, OPEN CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL:  A Kentucky hospital has announced a new children’s facility and several other projects part of a $52 million investment into patient care over an under-served region.  SOURCE: CLICK HERE 
TRI-ED’S NORTHERN KENTUCKY ENTREPRENEURSHIP COUNCIL GETS KY INNOVATION RISE GRANT FOR $750K FOR INNOVATION CLUSTER: Early this summer, Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corporation (Tri-ED) led the creation of the NKY Entrepreneurship Council (NKYEC), a new collaborative of private sector leaders who have been working in different aspects of entrepreneurship and innovation for many years. SOURCE:  CLICK HERE

 
WEST VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE TO INVEST $6.7M IN SUPPORT OF WEST VIRGINIA BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT: The U.S. Department of Commerce has recently announced an investment of $6.7 million in aid of local business development and job growth efforts in the state of West Virginia.
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LEIDOS WINS $100 MILLION AWARD TO PROVIDE CYBERSECURITY SERVICES AT FAIRMONT NOAA FACILITY: Science and technology juggernaut Leidos was awarded a potential five-year, $100 million task order to manage cyber and enterprise security operations for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Fairmont facility and three others around the nation.  SOURCE:  CLICK HERE
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