No. 1 in foreign investment jobs

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From The Tennessean – Nate Rau Tennessee led the nation in jobs created by foreign investment in 2013, according to the new Global Location Trends Report by the IBM Institute. The annual report measures job commitments due to direct investments by foreign companies. Foreign companies have 864 operations in Tennessee, representing more than 116,000 jobs and an investment of more … Read More

BMC Metalworks takes flight with leadership

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Columbia Daily Herald – Roben Mounger You would be charmed upon meeting Jimmy Phillips, the company president of BMC Metalworks, a full service machining and fabrication company. His boyish good looks and upbeat air are a cover for the tough and astute first-time entrepreneur. After college, Phillips pursued a career in sales and operations and worked in administration with national consumer … Read More

Clarcor to open R&D facility in Columbia

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CLARCOR Inc. (NYSE: CLC), a global provider of filtration products, systems, and services, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a facility in Columbia, Tennessee to house a state-of-the-art Innovation Center to support the company’s global growth and innovation initiatives. CLARCOR plans to invest more than $10 million and create 35 new jobs in Middle Tennessee over … Read More

Census: Maury 4th in state for growth

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From The Columbia Daily Herald – Tim Hodge Maury County’s population is the fourth fastest growing among Tennessee’s 95 counties, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released last week. The information was collected from July 1, 2012 to July 1, 2013. Maury County showed a 2.1 percent population increase — or 1,702 residents — from 82,059 to 83,761, according to … Read More

New exporting program starts in Tennessee

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SPRING HILL — A recently launched state exporting program provides small- and medium-sized businesses with guidance for tapping into international markets. “A Guide to Exporting” seminar was held Tuesday at the Northfield Conference Center, 5000 Northfield Lane. The Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance sponsored the event that centered on the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s TNTrade program. … Read More