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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.
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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Area Development
magazine 2015 Gold Shovel Awards:  Four of five winners are in the American South!

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

10/9/2015 KY Gov. Beshear: Events, Programs Mark October as Manufacturing MonthCommonwealth is home to more than 2,400 manufacturing facilities that employ 235,000 Kentuckians. [Read More]
10/8/2015 GA Gov. Deal: Alcon Cxpansion creates 550 Jobs in Johns CreekAnnouncement comes on World Sight Day, in effort to raise public awareness for those affected by blindness or visual impairment. [Read More]
10/5/2015 Gov. Nixon: Missouri Works Training to Help Businesses Create Nearly 1,000 JobsMore than 300 companies throughout state can improve the worker skills, expand businesses. [Read More]

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