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

11/6/2015 Gov. Beshear: Kentucky Business Climate Ranks 3rd Nationally in Site Selection Magazine ReportJumps from 8th place in last year’s survey, largest increase of any state in 2015 Ranking, to achieve highest position ever. [Read More]
11/05/2015 Gov. Haslam: Nearly 60,000 High School Seniors Apply for Tennessee PromiseProgram provides high school graduates scholarships to attend two years of community, technical college free of tuition and fees. [Read More]
11/4/2015 Gov. Nixon: Missouri Organizations Lead Region in Startup Investment"Show Me" state boasts three of top four venture capital investors in Midwest. [Read More]

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