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SEIDA Staff Member Completes Training

On March 6, 2020, Stephanie Watkins, SEIDA Program Director, was recognized for participation in and completion of TVA Economic Development’s Valley Workforce Institute.

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Mannington Mills, Inc. Expands Again in Gordon County

February 2020, Mannington Mills, Inc. a flooring manufacturer located in Calhoun, Georgia, announces plans to expand for the third time in two years.  This latest $22 million expansion will result…

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Sequatchie County Forms Industrial Development Board

As part of Sequatchie County’s strategic plan for economic development, The Industrial Development Board (IDB) of the County of Sequatchie was created.  At their first official meeting in December 2019,…

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Mueller Expands into Marion County, TN

On November 13, 2019, Mueller announced its investment of $41 million and the creation of 325 jobs over the next five years at the 233,000 SF former WestRock facility located…

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Marion County Celebrates Pre-Apprenticeship Program

On November 13, 2019, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee spoke about a pre-apprenticeship program launched through a partnership between Chattanooga State Community College, Marion County Schools, and Valmont Industries. Eight high…

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SEIDA, SVEC, and Valmont Celebrate On-Site Training Facility

Jasper, TN— October 4, 2019 — Today, the Southeast Industrial Development Association (SEIDA) in partnership with Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) was pleased to celebrate the opportunity to assist Valmont…

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SEIDA Staff Receive TCED Status

The UT CIS economic development team congratulated the tenth graduating class of the Tennessee Certified Economic Developer (TCED) Program on Wednesday, April 17. Candidates presented their Capstone Project Presentations to…

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Local Economic Development Professional Graduate of TVA’s Professional Rural Leadership Institute

Local Economic Development Professional Graduate of TVA’s Professional Rural Leadership Institute Chattanooga, TN – Jonathon Connell, Regional Planner with the Southeast Tennessee Development District recently graduated from TVA’s Rural Leadership…

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Two German Manufacturers Plans New Development in Tennessee

Governor Bill Lee visited Southeast Tennessee in March to make two significant job announcements. Governor Lee joined Hubner Manufacturing Corporation officials to announce that the manufacturer will build a new…

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Local Economic Development Practitioner Completes UT Training Course

Jonathon Connell was one of more than 50 economic development professionals from Tennessee and 10 other states who graduated from the 12th annual Tennessee Basic Economic Development Course (TBEDC) in…

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