TN Gov. Haslam State of the Year
Gov. Haslam recently learned that Tennessee had been selected "State of the Year" by Business Facilities magazine. Part of the winning decision came from the state snaring the top prize from South Korea, tire producer Hankook’s first U.S. plant.
MD Gov. Hogan Inauguration
Larry Hogan took the oath of office on January 21 as Maryland's 62nd governor. His wife, Yumi, and other family members took part in the ceremony held in Annapolis.
TX Gov. Abbott Inauguration
Greg Abbott became the 48th governor of Texas on January 20 at a ceremony in Austin. Prior to his election, Abbott served as the Lone Star State's Attorney General.
WV Gov. Tomblin
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin recently announced that Diamond Electric, a major supplier of ignition coils to Ford Motor, Chrysler, Toyota and Subaru, is relocating its North American headquarters to West Virginia.
VA Gov. McAuliffe
VA Gov. McAuliffe recently announced that Canon Virginia, Inc. will invest $100 million to expand its operations, adding printer cartridge production lines and increasing its toner manufacturing and filling service.

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American South states do it again! Top states by projects per capita; top states by number of projects in Site Selection's 2014 Governor's Cup ranking.

Entrepreneur Magazine: Female Entrepreneurship VERY STRONG in American South.

Aerospace Manufacturing Takes Off in Southern States!



Daily Press Briefs

9/3/2015 Gov. McCrory: Telecom Carriers Extending Broadband to Underserved NC CommunitiesFast, reliable connections to educational resources, healthcare services via broadband Internet soon available to rural families. [Read More]
9/2/2015 KY Gov. Beshear, Rep. Rogers Launch Statewide Broadband NetworkEastern part of state is first priority for KentuckyWired project to deliver reliable, high-speed Internet. [Read More]
8/31/2015 GA Gov. Deal: Vanguard National Trailer Corp. to Create 400 Jobs Company will invest $30 million in a new manufacturing facility in Dade County. [Read More]

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