A call center company is opening a center in southern Kentucky that will bring 222 new full-time jobs to the state. Read More: Bloomberg.com
The once furious pace of development in D.C. has slowed as financing remains scarce. See where mayoral candidates Adrian Fenty and Vincent Gray stand on economic development Read more: Adrian Fenty, Vincent Gray on economic development in D.C. – Washington Business Journal
Swiss energy giant ABB Group plans a $90 million cable manufacturing plant in Huntersville that will have about 100 employees. Read more: ABB cable plant to employ 100 in N. Meck – Charlotte Business Journal
Tulsa, Oklahoma’s civic and business leaders aren’t content to wait for a shareholder vote on whether Tulsa-based Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. should agree to a $41-a-share merger with Hertz Global Holdings Inc. Read more at www.newsok.com.
Since Toyota announced two weeks ago that it was accepting applications for about 1,350 hourly production and skilled maintenance jobs at its Blue Springs, Miss. plant, more than 10,000 have poured in from across the country. Read more at NEMS360.com – Official confident Toyota committed to hiring locally
The Charlotte Regional Partnership has promoted from within to fill a vacant economic-development position. Read more: Swenson to lead economic development at Charlotte Regional Partnership – Charlotte Business Journal
Nashville area employers have a rosier view of the economy and plan to boost hiring faster than employers nationwide, according to a Manpower survey. Read more: Manpower: More Nashville companies bullish about hiring for fourth quarter – Nashville Business Journal
The Chordoma Foundation. a nonprofit and scientific research organization, is moving from Greensboro to Durham’s American Tobacco Campus. Read more: American Tobacco lures HQ from Greensboro to Durham – Triangle Business Journal