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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce Oddello Industries, LLC to Expand Morristown Facility

Furniture Components Manufacturer to Create 228 New Positions in Hamblen County NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Oddello Industries, LLC officials announced today the company will expand operations at its Morristown, Tenn. facility, representing an investment of $4 million and the creation of 228 new […]

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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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