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Jackson IDB Closes On Old Eaton Building

Jackson County has closed on the purchase of an industrial building on North Grundy Quarles Highway, vacant for the better part of eight years. Mayor Randy Heady said the Industrial Development Board has been working on a deal for two years. He said he hopes to lease the building to a client that can bring some 50-80 jobs to the ... Read More »

10,000 Jobs Available Across The Four County Highlands Economic Partnership

If you think you’re seeing a lot of help wanted signs, you are right. Highlands Economic Partnership reported up to 10,000 jobs currently in Jackson, Overton, Putnam and White Counties. Economic Development Director Rod Kirk said there are lots of opportunity for industries to expand in the counties, but companies cannot fill the positions. “It even goes out to the ... Read More »

Recent College Grads Entering Good Job Market

Days after graduation, and for some Tennessee Tech students the search is on for a job. Tennessee’s Tech’s Director of the Center for Career Development Russ Coughenour said that the keys to success are networking and scouring the job board. “I think you still have to pay attention and construct a quality resume and practice interviewing but it’s a very good ... Read More »

Baxter’s Anatolia Brings Job Opportunities For Those In County

Baxter celebrated the ribbon cutting of Anatolia Granite and Marble on Thursday afternoon. The business is home to some nine computer-programmed CNC machines that customize slabs into kitchen countertops bathroom vanities, or fireplaces. CEO Temel Islamoglu said that he hopes to hire an additional 25 people to work for the company. “We are still a strong country and we can ... Read More »

Anatolia Granite And Marble Corp Announces $567,000 Investment In Putnam Expansion

Anatolia Granite and Marble announced an investment that will bring some 40 new jobs to Baxter. The company customizes natural stone slabs, such as granite, marble, onyx, and quartz, into processed countertops primarily used by building contractors and subcontractors. Mayor John Martin said that this is just another testament to Baxter’s allure for businesses. “It’s really exciting,” Martin said. “I’ve ... Read More »

Jackson Co. Exploring IT-Based Employer, At-Home Jobs

Two goals identified by Jackson County leaders in their ThreeStar grant proposal will be further explored by county leaders. The first, recruit an IT-based employer and, second, recruit a workforce who would like to work from home. Mayor Randy Heady said the county is a good fit being a gig speed county, with Twin Lakes based in Gainesboro. Heady said ... Read More »

Crossville Announced As Headquarters For Tech Startup

Crossville was announced Tuesday as the headquarters for technology startup Whisper Aero. Whisper Aero focuses on developing the next generation of electric thrusters for drones, aircraft and electric vertical takeoff and landing. The company focuses on reducing noise pollution as the technology is applied to consumer markets and development of electric propulsion devices. The new operations and headquarters are expected ... Read More »

UCHRA Seeking Regional Input On Services Needed

UCHRA is looking for residents across the region to take its Community Needs Assessment to help focus service efforts. Community Services Assistant Director Megan Spurgeon said UCHRA wants input from citizens, elected officials, law enforcement and more. Spurgeon said services are often tied to a certain poverty level, however that has expanded during the pandemic. “If someone is technically over ... Read More »

Clay Co. Chamber Introduces Program To Connect Employers With Workers

The Clay County Chamber of Commerce has started a hiring program to directly connect employers with prospective workers. Director Doug Young said he developed the idea with the goal to decrease high unemployment rates in the county. “Come by the chamber and fill out a generic application, and then what we will do is scan that application and provide it ... Read More »

Baxter’s Portobello Construction Delayed

Portobello is still coming to Baxter. The tile and ceramics manufacturer has been delayed in its efforts to break ground because of weather and COVID-19. Baxter mayor John Martin said despite the pandemic, Portobello is still working to reassure citizens they are still coming. “They’ve contracted a company to build a large sign to go on their site to more ... Read More »