Lakeway Area schools graduation rates higher than state average

September 17, 2017 – Schools in the Lakeway Region are graduating at a much higher rate then the state average. Numbers released by the Tennessee Department of Education last week show most counties in the area graduate about five points higher than the state average of 89.1 percent.  Hamblen County schools had a 94.1 percent […]

Rockline Industries creating 250 jobs in Morristown

March 30, 2017 – Governor Bill Haslam, Dept. of Economic & Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Rockline Industries officials announced today that the consumer goods manufacturer and supplier will form a new subsidiary, Iatric Manufacturing Solutions, and locate a new facility in Hamblen County.  Rockline and Iatric Manufacturing will invest $40.3 million and create approximately […]

SkyMart Venture Place Opens

February 22, 2017 – Entrepreneurial ideas now have a place to incubate and expand in Morristown. On Tuesday (February 21,) the SkyMart Venture Place opened in downtown Morristown on Main Street.  Within the newly renovated space, the CO.STARTERS program will be housed.  The program allows people with business ideas to meet and commune with like-minded […]

New HVAC Program Coming to TCAT

December 18, 2016 – Vice Chancellor James King of the Tennessee Board of Regents, who oversees all 27 Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology, announced that TCAT-Morristown has been selected to become an HVAC Center of Excellence, only the second school in Tennessee to receive this distinction. TCAT-Morristown will partner with Trane and NC3, National Coalition […]

Lakeway Area awarded a second L.E.A.P. Grant

September 21, 2016 – For the second time, a region and coalition of educators has been awarded a state Labor and Education Alignment Program grant to improve workforce development in high schools and higher education.  This time, it is in the amount of $983,440. “Strengthening the Lakeway Links 2.0: Providing a Demand Driven Workforce Supply […]

TCAT celebrates results of USDA grant

June 24, 2016 – Last year, the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Morristown (TCAT) became the recipient of a $110,020 Rural Business Development grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  The grant was to be used at the Morristown & Hawkins County campuses to assist with the purchase of state-of-the-art technology equipment to be used […]

Moe’s Southwestern Grill opening in Morristown

June 21, 2016 – Morristown will soon hear a new phrase with their food choices in “Welcome to Moe’s.” Representatives for the popular chain, Moe’s Southwest Grill announced Monday the restaurant will be the next tenant within the Masengill Springs Shopping Center. Moe’s Southwest Grill is branded as a “fun and engaging fast-casual restaurant serving […]

Mall Lands 2 New Stores

May 6, 2016 – CBL & Associates Properties Inc. announced today that DICK’S Sporting Goods and Ulta Beauty are coming to College Square Mall in Morristown.  The two new stores will be situated in the former JC Penney’s location. “It’s exciting when we have national retailers locate here, giving people throughout the region another shopping […]

West High School Earns Recognition

The Washington Post has released its 2016 list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools, and Morristown-Hamblen High School West has been named as 13th in the state of Tennessee. “This is an incredible honor for West High School to be names to such an elite list of schools by the Washington Post,” director of schools […]

Downtown Awarded Entrepreneur Grant

The Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development announced that the Crossroads Downtown Partnership will be awarded a $50,000 Tennessee Main Street Entrepreneur Grant.  ECD Commissioner Randy Boyd explained that these grants will be used to provide startup space and training for entrepreneurs to encourage business growth in established downtown commercial districts. Barbara Garrow, Crossroads Program Director, […]

Morristown High Schools Named to America’s Best High Schools List

The U.S. News & World Report’s list of America’s Best High Schools of 2016 has been released, and Morristown-Hamblen High Schools West and East have been named as recipients of silver medals, ranked 20 and 25 in Tennessee respectively. “First off, I would just like to say congratulations to both East and West high schools […]

Merchants Greene Development Set for Fall Opening

The build-out of the Merchants Greene commercial property off West Andrew Johnson Hwy. is continuing with two nearly identical 12,000-square-foot strip-mall shopping centers on land east of Home Trust Bank. Shannon Greene, the primary developer, says he has letters of intent from businesses that will occupy 75% of the rental space, and that’s the target […]

Morristown Recognized for ED Efforts

Morristown has been recognized in several categories of Southern Business & Development magazine’s The Best of Economic Development in the American South in the state of Tennessee. Members of the Southern Economic Development Roundtable were polled to come up with the best of 30 economic development categories in each Southern state. SEDR is a group […]

Call Center to Create 300-500 Jobs

Morristown answered the call for jobs in the Lakeway Area with today’s announcement regarding a global leader in the customer service industry. Officials from Sykes Enterprises attended the June 23 meeting of the city’s Industrial Development Board to finalize details regarding the company’s newest inbound call center location that will begin training its first wave […]

Lakeway Area High Schools Recognized

Morristown-Hamblen High School West has been named a top ten high school in the state of Tennessee by the U.S. News and World Report in the annual “Best High Schools” list. “I am incredibly proud of the teachers and students and their hard work,” Dr. Jeff Moorhouse, outgoing Morristown West principal, said. “It’s reflecting what […]

Morristown/Hamblen County designated a Valley Sustainable Silver Community

Morristown/Hamblen has been designated as a Valley Sustainable Silver Community in Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) economic development program.  The Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce recently completed the program sponsored by TVA and developed and administered by consultant Boyette Strategic Advisors (BSA.)  “This takes Morristown and Hamblen County’s economic development marketing efforts to prospective and existing […]

Original Footwear to open plant in Morristown

Original Footwear Company celebrated the opening of its new facility in Morristown with a ribbon cutting on November 4, 2014. Located at 5968 Commerce Blvd. in the Morristown Airport Industrial District, Original Footwear Company specializes in creating tactical footwear for law enforcement, military and emergency medical technicians.  The company will invest $10 million and create […]

Morristown Utility Systems Receives National Recognition

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 7, 2014—Morristown Utility Systems is one of 184 of the nation’s more than 2,000 public power utilities to earn the Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3®) designation from the American Public Power Association for providing consumers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service. Brent McKinney, manager, electric transmission and distribution […]

Colgate-Palmolive to Locate Light Manufacturing Operation in Morristown

Colgate-Palmolive has announced that the company will build a new manufacturing plant to make oral care products in Morristown, TN.  Colgate-Palmolive will invest $25 million in manufacturing equipment and building and infrastructure improvements, and create 75 new jobs in Hamblen County. “Colgate’s expansion announcement is great news for Morristown and Hamblen County,” Morristown Industrial Development […]

Morristown Automotive Company Announces Plans to Expand

OTICS USA, Inc., a Tier 1 Automotive supplier announced plans to expand its Morristown operations and facility.  This $106 million expansion is due to the awarding of a new engine product from its current customer, Toyota.  The new project will necessitate the addition of 96,000 square feet of manufacturing space and will create approximately 100 […]

Morristown Highlighted in Southern Business & Development Magazine

Recently, the Morristown and Northeast Tennessee Region was highlighted in the Southern Business & Development Magazine.  Re-shoring is a buzz word among economic development circles and Morristown has been recognized as a leader in bringing manufacturing of products back to the region.  Additionally, Morristown’s adaptability in transitioning the manufacturing base over the last 50 years has […]

Team Technologies to Expand Morristown, TN Headquarters

NASHVILLE—Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Team Technologies, Inc. officials announced today the company will add 200 new jobs to its manufacturing facility on Commerce Boulevard in Morristown, Tenn. The expansion will upgrade Team Technologies’ existing Hamblen County facilities—in anticipation of new products and markets—and […]

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Sonoco Flexible Packaging Announces Expansion of Morristown Facility

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Sonoco Flexible Packaging officials announced today the company will expand its Morristown, Tenn. facility. The announcement represents an investment of $9.7 million and will create 26 new jobs in Hamblen County. “In today’s globally competitive environment, Tennessee continues to be a solid choice […]

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