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

SPECIAL FEATURE STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD!
 
BATTERED AND BRUISED, GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN SHIFTS TO RECOVER-AND-SURVIVE MODE:

For companies in the U.S. and Europe, ultimately what may happen depends upon the availability of key supplies.

When the timeline of the pandemic of 2020 is complete, March 24th will stand out as a day to remember for everyone from sports fans to anthropologists to cola drinkers. 

 

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NATIONS LOOK INTO WHY CORONAVIRUS HITS ETHNIC MINORITIES SO HARD:  When Norway’s
public health experts began looking into the backgrounds of those infected by coronavirus, they made a startling discovery: people born in Somalia have infection rates more than 10 times above the national average.

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A SNAPSHOT OF WHAT’S HAPPENING NATIONALLY!

MINORITY-OWNED SMALL BUSINESSES AREN’T GETTING STIMULUS LOANS.  COULD THAT FINALLY CHANGE?: So far, in the scramble to disperse SBA relief loans, big banks have passed over the most vulnerable businesses in favor of bigger “small” businesses. But Congress’s latest stimulus package gives $60 billion in PPP to key community lenders.
 

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WITH WELL OVER 50,000 DEAD, CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS URGE AFRICAN AMERICANS TO REMAIN AT HOME: 

“….With the coronavirus death toll passing 50,000 during the last week in April, Black leaders in the U.S. have taken to warning their communities of the danger of opening the country back up too soon.
The coronavirus has devastated the Black community in Detroit and all of the fatalities in Richmond, Va. are African Americans. Though the numbers are showing signs of slowing down Black leaders are taking no chances….”

    

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YOUR MAY 2020 NEWS BULLETIN BRIEF FROM THE…

TENNESSEE

TENNESSEE RESTAURANTS REOPEN AS STATE SEES BIGGEST 1-DAY JUMP IN COVID-19 CASES:
Restaurants across Tennessee are able to

welcome dine-in customers Monday for the first time in nearly a month as the state eases restrictions put in place to help stem the spread of the coronavirus.The step toward some semblance of normalcy comes after
the state reported its highest single-day jump in newly confirmed COVID-19 cases, 478, which officials say represents a 5.2% increase from the previous day.

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NISSAN TIER 1 SUPPLIER IMS ENGINEERS EXPANDS OPERATIONS TO AFRICA: With a growing middle class, Africa offers new opportunities for businesses wanting to expand globally. IMS Engineers Inc. is capitalizing on Africa’s need for infrastructure development with its first international office in Addis Abba, Ethiopia
 
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TriState Minority Supplier Development Council is in the 2019 TOP Performers of the NMSDC 23-Council Network. 
        • Southwest Minority Supplier Development Council
        • TriState Minority Supplier Development Council
        • Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council
        • Capitol Region Minority Supplier Development Council
        • Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council
Congratulations to our sister-Councils!
KENTUCKY

BESHEAR LAYS OUT PLANS TO GRADUALLY REOPEN KENTUCKY HEALTH CENTERS, BUSINESSES… MASKS REQUIRED IN ESSENSTIAL BUSINESSES STARTING MAY 11:
As Kentucky began to reopen certain healthcare centers Monday, Gov. Andy Beshear is giving an update on these plans and coronavirus around the commonwealth at his daily press briefing.

 
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CAREER EDGE, WEB-BASED JOB SERVICES PLATFORM, TO BE IMPLEMENTED STATEWIDE:  Career EDGE, a web-based platform to deliver virtual career services to job-seekers, is set to be implemented statewide in April. The South Central Workforce Development Board was the first workforce board in Kentucky to begin utilizing Career EDGE.
 
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WEST VIRGINIA

JUSTICE INTRODUCES REOPENING PLAN; HINGES ON POSITIVE TEST RATE REMAINING BELOW 3 PERCENT: 
Gov. Jim Justice unveiled a six-week reopening plan for the Mountain State Monday as it tries to regain its footing following the impact of the coronavirus.  Justice said the plan hinges on the state maintaining a less than three percent positive test rate for the coronavirus for three consecutive days.

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COLORADO FIRM PURCHASES AMAZON CENTER IN KINETIC PARK FOR $16.9M:    A Denver-based real estate investment firm has purchased the Amazon Customer Service Center in Huntington’s Kinetic Park for $16.9 million. Sentinel Net Lease, known as Sentinel, acquired the 69,000

square-foot building from Lexington Realty Trust, the investment firm announced Thursday. The property sits on 7.9 acres in Kinetic Park, a technology park and business park.


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