TRISTATE TALKING NEWS – TAKE A LOOK AT A SNAPSHOT FROM AROUND THE REGION – FEBRUARY 2019

A SPECIAL FEATURE STORY FROM AROUND THE WORLD!

MAKING GLOBALIZATION WORK:  CLIMATE, INCLUSIVENESS AND INTERNATIONAL GOVERNANCE TOP AGENDA OF THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM ANNUAL MEETING 2019:  The meeting brings together more than 3,000 leaders from business, government, civil society, academia, arts and culture, and media, as well as the foremost experts and young leaders from all over the world.
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A SNAPSHOT OF WHAT’S HAPPENING NATIONALLY!
PLACES WHERE MINORITY ENTREPRENEURS ARE SUCCEEDING
Minority entrepreneurs have a major presence in the U.S. business landscape, as there are about 8 million minority-owned businesses throughout the country

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YOUR FEBRUARY 2019 NEWS BULLETIN BRIEF FROM THE…

TENNESSEE

TENNESSEE BUSINESS FILINGS INCREASE 10 PERCENT: Tennessee‘s secretary of state says new business filings increased by more than 10 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to the previous year.
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ELECTROLUX TO SHUT MEMPHIS PLANT, KEEPING TENNESSEE PRESENCE:  Swedish appliance maker Electrolux said Thursday it plans to stop production within two years at its factory in Memphis, Tennessee, while investing $250 million in a separate facility in the state.
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KENTUCKY

FIVE KENTUCKY BANKS START $125M INFRASTRUCTURE FUND: 

Five Kentucky-based banks have launched an investment fund to support public-private partnership (P3) projects throughout Kentucky.   
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STEP PROGRAM EXPANDS FUNDING FOR KENTUCKY’S SMALL BUSINESSES:  Eligible Kentucky small businesses can now receive even more funding to help them begin exporting or expand their export market through the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP). SOURCE:  CLICK HERE

 
WEST VIRGINIA

UNITED BANK RECOGNIZED FOR COMMUNITY LENDING:  A West Virginia-based bank has received an “Outstanding” rating from the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond in its most recent evaluation of Community Reinvestment Act performance, the highest possible rating of how well a financial institution meets the credit needs of its communities. 
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EXPERTS SAY WEST VIRGINIA’S ECONOMIC WOES HAVE STRONG LONG-TERM SOLUTIONS:  While West Virginia has seen some economic hardship over the past few years, many financial experts believe that by addressing a few key problems, the Mountain State can get back on the right track.  SOURCE:  CLICK HERE
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