2006 News Stories
Commerce Park certified as megasite. The Clarksville, Tennessee, industrial site is the eighth property certified in the Megasites Program. 12/15/06 Read story.
Koyo, Nakatetsu, and Denso boost Japanese presence in Tennessee. The state ranks second in the nation in Japanese investment. 12/15/06 Read story.
Three Valley states benefit from company expansions. Springs Global and Nissin Brake will upgrade existing facilities in Tennessee and Georgia, respectively, and Eagle Pump and Compressor will expand its operations into Kentucky. 12/15/06 Read story.
Northington Energy to build Tennessee biodiesel plant. The facility will be located in an environmentally friendly business park developed by TVA. 12/14/06 Read story.
PBR North America, Integrity Nutriceuticals move to Tennessee. The auto parts manufacturer will move to Knoxville and the nutritional product supplier will move to Spring Hill, near Nashville. 11/21/06 Read story.
ServiceMaster to move corporate HQ to Memphis. The Fortune 500 company employs more than 40,000 nationwide, including over 2,000 Tennesseans. 11/21/06 Read story.
Kentucky will match federal grants to high-tech small businesses. A new state program will match federal innovation research (SBIR) and technology transfer (STTR) grants. 11/20/06 Read story.
Projects announced in Alabama, Kentucky, and Tennessee for new manufacturing and distribution facilities. 10/13/06 Read story.
Akzo Nobel Coatings moves North American HQ to Nashville and will also relocate its technical laboratories here. 10/13/06 Read story.
TVA and Valley communities win Synchronist awards. Blane, Canada Ltd., developer of Synchronist, has honored TVA and communities in Mississippi and Alabama for their outstanding business retention efforts. 10/12/06 Read story.
Valley TaP Program participants selected. Four community agencies in Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi have been chosen to participate in this new program. 9/26/06 Read story.
Verizon to build state HQ in Huntsville, Alabama. The facility will include a call center and business functions. 9/25/06 Read story.
TVA wins IEDC awards for marketing tools. The awards were given for two economic development web sites and a quarterly newsletter. 9/21/06. Read story.
TVA named top utility by Site Selection for economic development achievements. 9/6/06 Read story.
Two polls rate four Valley cities among best for business. Expansion Management and Entrepreneur.com ranked three cities in Tennessee and one in Alabama among the nation's best business locations. 9/1/06 Read story.
Nissan moves North American headquarters to the Nashville area. 8/31/06 Read story.
Five Valley states ranked among top 10 nationwide in worker training, according to a poll of site selection consultants by Expansion Management. 8/23/06 Read story.
Tennessee tops nationwide economic development rankings in jobs created or retained and capital investment, according to Business Facilities magazine. 8/11/06 Read story.
TVA launches a new community development effort to help communities identify and recruit key target industries. 8/8/06 Read story.
Murfreesboro, Tennessee, ranked among 100 best places to live. The list is published by CNNMoney.com. 7/18/06 Read story.
American Eurocopter plans major expansion in Mississippi; facilities will triple in size. 7/12/06 Read story.
Alabama earns 'Gold Shovel' award from trade journal; Tennessee and Virginia merit silver. 7/12/06 Read story.
Haywood County site certified as megasite by McCallum Sweeney Consulting. 7/7/06 Read story.
Six Valley states ranked in top 10 for competitiveness by Site Selection magazine. Read story.
Gateway Inc., the nation’s third-largest personal computer manufacturer, has selected Nashville as the site of its newest manufacturing facility. Read story.
Forbes names four Valley cities as tops for business; Kiplinger's rates Nashville No. 1 ‘smart city.’ Read story.
D&B Specialty Foods has opened a new facility in Johnson City, Tennessee. Read story.
TVA leaders and ED staff have won 'Top 10' recognition from Southern Business & Development magazine for their accomplishments. Read story.
The Crossroads site near Columbus, Mississippi, has been certified as the sixth megasite in the Tennessee Valley and the second in Lowndes County. Read story.
TVAsites.com has been named a finalist in the economic development category of the Stockholm Challenge, an international competition in information technology. Read story.
Steel manufacturer SeverCorr has been honored by Trade & Industry Development magazine with its Corporate Investment Award. Read story.
U.S. Farathane has chosen Jackson, Tennessee for its first expansion outside its Michigan base. Read story.
Sysco Corporation will build a 300,000-square-foot food distribution facility in Knoxville. Read story.
Nashville tops "50 Hottest Cities" list; four other Valley cities listed. 1/25/06 Read story
Eagle Bend, automotive component manufacturer, to expand in Clinton, Tennessee. 1/10/06. Read story
Federated Department Stores will build Tennessee distribution center. 1/10/06. Read story.
Colgate-Palmolive will build a toothpaste manufacturing facility in Morristown, Tennessee. 1/10/06. Read story.
Crown Laboratories has announced a major expansion in Johnson City, Tennessee. 1/10/06. Read story.
Cobalt Boats will locate a new production facility in Vonore, Tennessee. Read story.
TVA is top utility on job-creation honor roll. 1/6/06. Read story.
Columbus Day: $880 million steel plant breaks ground. 1/10/06. Read story.