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Q1 - 2021



Q3 - 2020

Homeland Vinyl officials announced today that the manufacturer will invest $2.2 million and create 55 jobs in Surgoinsville. (9/22/20)

Domtar to Enter Containerboard Market with Kingsport Mill Conversion (9/15/20) 

EPA Awards $2.6 Million Grant to Improve and Protect Tennessee’s Water Quality (7/7/20)

Q2 - 2020

Governor Lee, Commissioner Rolfe Announce Eight New Site Development Grants (6/25/20) 

Local Business Recovery Fund grants awarded (6/3/20) 

 Economic Development Week - Day 5 (5/8/20)

 Economic Development Week - Day 4  (5/7/20)

 Economic Development Week - Day 3  (5/6/20)

Economic Development Week - Day 2  (5/5/20)

It's Economic Development Week! - Day 1  (5/4/20)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Regional Entrepreneur Center Sync Space announcing $50,000 for innovation program aimed at restarting our regional economy 4/24/20

RegionAHEAD.com - Local Business Recovery Fund: Local Chamber of commerce, industries and regional media are united in the rescue by raising funds for immediate grants to small businesses. 4/17/20

Creative Energy Launches Regional Campaign to Celebrate Kindness During Coronavirus OutbreakTriKindness - Kindness lasts forever 4/1/20

Q1 - 2020

In response to COVID-19, Eastman rapidly produces material for needed face shields 3/31/20

Eastman one of the world's most ethical companies 2/25/20


Q4 - 2019

Dana Glenn to Depart NETWORKS for TNECD - NETWORKS Sullivan Partnership 12/26/19

Northeast State to give credit to career-ready students - Times News 12/12/19

"Military Makeover" series from Lifetime TV visits Kingsport Mill - Domtar Newsroom 12/10/19

New Northeast Internet of Things curriculum goes live this spring - Times News 12/9/19

RCAM celebrates apprenticeship signees, graduates - Northeast Nation 12/7/19

BTES, NETWORKS earn international honor - Business Journal 12/3/19

Kingsport fills two key positions - Times News 12/1/19

Podcast: Matt Largen with Williamson, Inc. & Clay Walker with NETWORKS Sullivan Partnership - The Stories Behind Tennessee Economic Development 11/13/19

Gov. Lee announces $25 Million Vocational Education Investment Through GIVE Grants - Office of the Governor 11/7/19

Tri-Cities jobs, employment increases in Sept. – no sign of a slow down, yet - Don Fenley 10/28/19

Northeast State may get $1M more to build hangar - Herald Courier 10/25/19

Kiplinger's Economic Outlook for All 50 States, 2020 - Kiplinger 10/16/19

Regional development programs part of $44M grant package from Appalachian Regional Commission - Herald Courier 10/8/19


Q3 - 2019

Eastman kicks off countdown to 100 - Times News 9/26/19

Airport Authority official earns certification - Herald Courier 9/25/19

New “primary economic development organization” plan for Northeast Tennessee made public - Business Journal 9/25/19

Ken Burns' 'Country Music' remarkable, local viewers say - Herald Courier 9/18/19

Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association receives statewide award - Johnson City Press 9/15/19

Teague honored as state's top tourism pro - Times News 9/13/19

Beloved East Tennessee fast food named best in state by Food & Wine Magazine - Knox News 9/2/19

Top 10 U.S. cities where your salary goes furthest - CBS News 8/28/19

Bristol included in Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine’s Top Adventure Towns Contest - Herald Courier 8/22/19

Belton, Berkshire take top honors at Tennessee Big Shots - Johnson City Press 8/12/19

An invitation to "Meet the Mountains" in Northeast Tennessee - Blue Ridge Outdoors 8/5/19

Bristol Tennessee Industrial Development Board hears plan for Spark Plaza in city - Herald Courier 7/22/19

Burdine marks 25 years with Kingsport Chamber of Commerce - Times News 7/21/19

Rural Health Research Center founded at ETSU - Business Journal 7/16/19


Q2 - 2019

NETWORKS honors Ferrell, selects Sumner to lead economic development group - Times News 6/27/19

International Marine Robotics Competition coming to Kingsport - Times News 6/16/19

Kingsport declared victor in Long Island Iced Tea battle - Times News 6/13/19

TRI's Global Entry Center about to open - Times News 5/14/19

Kingsport has found its next city manager - Times News 5/7/19

Country group Alabama will play new venue at BMS this summer - Herald Courier 5/6/19

Eastman to be featured on the Science Channel -  Times News 5/4/19

D-B EXCEL, North Carolina teams head to June international underwater robotics competition - Times News 4/28/19

Wynonna among 2019 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion headliners - Herald Courier 4/24/19

Contract approved to design NE State aviation program hangar - Times News 4/23/19

From intern to city manager - Fleming announces his retirement -  Times News 4/17/19

Aerospace Park to be featured on Fox Business -  Herald Courier 4/16/19

2019 Tribute to Women recipients announced -  Herald Courier 4/14/19

Kingsport, Tennessee, paper mill drives a century of growth - Domtar Newsroom 4/11/19

American Airlines announces daily flights from TRI to Dallas/Fort Worth -  Times News 4/11/19

Eastman receives eighth consecutive ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award -  Eastman 4/9/19

Hawkins Industrial growth in 2018 tops $84 million investment, 200 new jobs -  Times News 4/5/19

Eastman announces second innovation addressing plastic waste -  Times News 4/3/19

HolstonConnects installing broadband in Rogersville, Surgoinsville, Church Hill -  Times News 4/1/19


Q1 - 2019

Hawkins high school students teaching youngsters about CTE opportunities -  Times News 3/30/19

Anita's breaks ground on $2M Kingsport expansion -  Times News 3/29/19

TCAT grads nearly guaranteed to get a job in their field -  Times News 3/17/19

Eastman moves to address plastic waste by building advanced recycling facility -  Times News 3/5/19

NE State awarded $51,000 TN Aeronautics Commission grant -  Northeast Nation 3/4/19

Northeast State hosts Tennessee Reconnect session March 12 -  Times News 3/3/19

Are you ready to invent -  Times News 3/2/19

Governor Lee, Commissioner Rolfe announce 13 communities to receive Site Development Grants -  TNECD 2/6/19

Governor looking to RCAM programs as model for Tennessee -  2/2/19

Glenn named to Leadership Tennessee NEXT -  Times News 1/28/19

Clay Walker's next chapter -  Times News 1/28/19

A new home for STREAMWORKS -  Times News 1/27/19

TRI recieves $1.69 million TDOT grant for Aerospace Park -  Business Journal 1/15/19

Northeast names Sam Rowell, Connie Marshall vice presidents -  Times News 1/15/19

Governor-elect Bill Lee announces new Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner -  State of Tennessee 1/3/19




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