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Monday, November 13, 2017

TVA encourages growth in region
The Tennessee Valley topped more than $8 billion in major new business investments in the fiscal year ended Sept. 30. TVA's economic development department worked on projects totaling $8.2 billion in fiscal 2017. Those businesses are projected to directly add more than 70,000 jobs and spur thousands of other indirect jobs in TVA's seven-state region. The record helped TVA to be named a Top 10 utility for economic development this year by Site Selection magazine for the 12th straight year. However ther numbers were down from the record $8.3 billion of investments last year. Since 2013, TVA's average price of electricity has dropped about 2 percent, but industrial rates have come down even more. It's industrial rates are now the lowest among 19 of regional electric producers. And it is ninth lowest nationally. TVA recruits businesses with programs including Valley Investment Initiative. It provides incentives for existing and new companies based on their long-term capital investments, jobs, energy efficiency and power usage.


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Saturday, May 26, 2018

  • Appropriations Committee considers the Farm Bill
  • Lots of new jobs in Tennessee
  • Cocke County man injured in dog attack
  • Jefferson crash injures three
  • THP beefs up enforcement

    Friday, May 25, 2018

  • Traffic...........Traffic
  • Indecent exposure arrests
  • Smokies lawsuit
  • April jobless numbers
  • Auto import tarriffs
  • Reward in Sevierville pedestrian death

    Thursday, May 24, 2018

  • Smelly South Highway 321
  • Hemp licenses available
  • Holiday travel

    Wednesday, May 23, 2018

  • Shelton pursuit and arrest
  • Rolling Thunder
  • Newport Planning Commission
  • Seat belts may be required on school buses

    Tuesday, May 22, 2018

  • Cocke Legislative Body
  • Memorial Day boating
  • NAFTA and tarriffs
  • Wallace in Newport on Saturday
  • Corker turns down ambassadorship
  • Immigration
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