APRIL’S TRISTATE TALKING NEWS – A SNAPSHOT FROM AROUND THE REGION

A SPECIAL FEATURE STORY FROM AROUND THE WORLD!

ONLY SIX COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD GIVE WOMEN AND MEN EQUAL LEGAL WORKING RIGHTS … If you’re a woman and want to be on an equal footing with men, it’s best to live and work in Belgium, Denmark, France, Latvia, Luxembourg or Sweden. The World Bank, which has tracked legal changes for the past decade, found these were the only countries in the world to enshrine gender equality in laws affecting work.  SOURCE:  CLICK HERE
    

A SNAPSHOT OF WHAT’S HAPPENING NATIONALLY!
 
CELEBRATING THE RISE OF MINORITY-OWNED BUSINESSES:  The Department
of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) celebrates its 50th anniversary.
When President Nixon signed the executive order creating MBDA, the nation’s minority population was less than 40 million. Today, the minority population has more than tripled to 129 million…  SOURCE:  CLICK HERE
YOUR APRIL 2019 NEWS BULLETIN BRIEF FROM THE…

TENNESSEE

SmileDirectClub ANNOUNCES 2,010 NEW JOBS, $271M INVESTMENT IN NASHVILLE HQ:  The growth would more than double the five-year-old company’s presence in Music City, and represents an increase of more than 45 percent in its nationwide workforce.  The planned $217 million investment also comes as the company – valued at $3.2 billion last year – reportedly is considering making an initial public offering this summer. 
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BASF GOES 25 YEARS WITHOUT WORKER INJURY :  BASF’s Chattanooga plant on Amnicola Highway recently achieved 25 years with zero lost-time injuries, the longest running record for time without a lost time injury among the more than 400 members in the manufacturing sector of the Tennessee Safety and Health Council.
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KENTUCKY

NUCOR CORP. TO INVEST $1.35B TO BUILDING KENTUCKY STEEL MILL, CREATING 400 JOBS:  Nucor Corp., the nation’s largest steel producer, will invest $1.35 billion to build a new sheet mill along the Ohio River in Meade County, creating 400 jobs over 15 years.
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FORD BOOSTS PRODUCTION FOR EXPEDITION, ADDS 550 JOBS TO MEET DEMAND, NEW ADVERTISING TOUTS SUV’S CAPABILITY : 

Ford Motor Company will again boost production of its hot-selling Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator this summer as both vehicles continue to gain share over their competitors in the large SUV segment.

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WEST VIRGINIA

TOYOTA EXPANDING BUFFALO FACILITY, ADDING 123 JOBS:
A doubling of one production line and the addition of 123 jobs were announced Thursday by officials at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing facility in Buffalo in Putnam County.

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EXPORT REPORT SHOWS CONSISTENT GROWTH AND DIVERSIFICATION OF WEST VIRGINIA ECONOMY: West Virginia exports
increased for the second year in a row, reaching $8.1 billion in 2018. The state outpaced the national average growth rate in 2018, as exports increased 14.2 percent, while the nation’s exports grew at just 7.6 percent.

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