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Tennessee Governor Announces Reconnect to Workforce Partnership
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Tennessee Governor Announces Reconnect to Workforce Partnership

Tennessee Reconnect Helps Unemployed Tennesseans Nashville, TN (STL.News) Today Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced Reconnect to Workforce, a partnership between the Tennessee Higher Education Commission’s Tennessee Reconnect program and the Department of Labor and Workforce Development that will assist up to 500,000 Tennesseans claiming unemployment benefits to earn a college degree while fulfilling work search requirements. “As federal unemployment benefits end, we want to ensure Tennesseans have the tools needed to skill up and gain long-term employment,” said Gov. Lee.  “There are over 250,000 available jobs in Tennessee and this partnership will remove barriers so Tennesseans across our state can acquire the skills needed to acquire a high-quality job.” “The biggest challenge in r...
Arizona Governor Announces Karamargin New Communications Director
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Arizona Governor Announces Karamargin New Communications Director

PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News) Governor Doug Ducey today announced that C.J. Karamargin will join his office as Director of Communications. Karamargin, a former journalist, long-time professional communicator and congressional staffer, will replace outgoing Communications Director Patrick Ptak, who announced Monday that he is departing for an opportunity with the Arizona Commerce Authority.  Karamargin will begin November 30. From covering the state Capitol and Arizona politics as a reporter, to leading communications at Arizona’s second largest community college, to his bipartisan work at the federal level, Karamargin brings a wealth of experience in media relations and crisis communications. “We couldn’t be more excited for C.J. to join our talented team in the Governor’s Office,” said Governo...
Louisiana Governor: Technology Agreement with University Shreveport
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Louisiana Governor: Technology Agreement with University Shreveport

Gov. Edwards Announces Technology Agreement with Louisiana State University Shreveport LA (STL.News) Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Chancellor Larry Clark of Louisiana State University Shreveport announced a more than $3 million agreement to advance student careers in technology.  Louisiana Economic Development will contribute $1.2 million and LSUS will contribute $2 million through a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement to build a next-generation learning environment, one that advances technology through all degree programs at the fastest-growing university in the state. The CEA follows an additional investment of $750,000 by LSUS to create a Design-Thinking Lab and a 10,000-square-foot Cyber Collaboratory, which was dedicated at today’s announcement and is central to the technology agreemen...
Texas Governor Announces CKD Corporation Investment
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Texas Governor Announces CKD Corporation Investment

Governor Abbott Announces New CKD Corporation Investment In Austin Austin, TX (STL.News) Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Japan-based company CKD Corporation will establish its first U.S. production site in Austin.  The $13 million investment will create up to 70 new jobs and is scheduled to begin operations in Fall 2021.  CKD Corporation provides an extensive array of automation technology products found in a wide range of industries including automotive, packaging, and medical.  The Austin manufacturing facility will produce fluid control components for the semiconductor industry. "CKD Corporation’s $13 million investment in the Lone Star State further solidifies Texas' reputation as a premier economic destination both nationally and internationally," said Governor Abbott. ...
The State’s Bureau of OBO Announces Shortlist for A / E Support Services
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The State’s Bureau of OBO Announces Shortlist for A / E Support Services

The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the Shortlist for Worldwide Architectural / Engineering Support Services Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Department of State released the following statement: The Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) has completed Stage I reviews and shortlisted 25 firms for the Worldwide Architectural / Engineering (A/E) Support Services Indefinite Delivery / Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) solicitation. Following the second stage, the successful teams will support OBO on planning, engineering, design and construction reviews, and building maintenance projects for U.S. diplomatic posts worldwide. The shortlisted firms are: AECOM Services, Inc. BuroHappold Engineering Caples Jefferson Architecture Davis Brody Bond DLR G...
VA Governor Northam: Virginia Receives $3.5 Million to Support Youth
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VA Governor Northam: Virginia Receives $3.5 Million to Support Youth

Virginia Receives More Than $3.5 Million in Federal Funding to Support Vulnerable Youth RICHMOND, VA (STL.News) Governor Ralph Northam today announced that the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) has been awarded more than $3.5 million in competitive federal funding to help vulnerable youth in Virginia.  DCJS has received two awards from the United States Department of Justice through the Office of Justice Programs—$1.83 million under the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Program and $1.68 million under the Office of Victims of Crime’s Services for Minor Victims of Sex Trafficking program. “We know that when children are exposed to traumatic events, it impacts their ability to learn and succeed in school,” said Gove...
Virginia Governor Northam: Major Expansion by Madison County Winery
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Virginia Governor Northam: Major Expansion by Madison County Winery

Governor Northam Announces Major Expansion by Madison County Winery Revalation Vineyards receives county’s first AFID award RICHMOND, VA (STL.News) Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Revalation Vineyards will invest more than $2.3 million to build a new wine production facility, tasting room, and event space in Madison County.  With this project, the company is creating five new jobs and committing to purchase nearly 60 tons of Virginia-grown grapes over the next three years. This announcement comes on the heels of grape harvest and during Virginia Wine Month, an annual celebration of Virginia’s thriving wine industry.  Home to 312 wineries, Virginia is now the sixth-largest wine region in the United States, and the wine industry contributes nearly $1.4 billion to the Commonwealt...
Alabama Governor Ivey Announces Awardees of Crisis Center Funding
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Alabama Governor Ivey Announces Awardees of Crisis Center Funding

Governor Ivey Announces Awardees of Crisis Center Funding MONTGOMERY, AL (STL.News) Governor Kay Ivey announced today, along with Commissioner Lynn Beshear of the Alabama Department of Mental Health and House Majority Leader Nathaniel Ledbetter, the awardees of funding for crisis centers to serve individuals with mental illness and substance use disorders. The providers and locations of the new crisis centers are AltaPointe Health in Mobile, the Montgomery Area Mental Health Authority, and WellStone Behavioral Health in Huntsville. “Behavioral health care in Alabama is changing to better meet the needs of our citizens,” Governor Ivey said.  “Expanding and enhancing access to crisis care services will also provide a range of tools to divert individuals from emergency departments and jails...
Kansas Governor Kelly Announces Peerless Products Expansion to Create Jobs in Iola
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Kansas Governor Kelly Announces Peerless Products Expansion to Create Jobs in Iola

Governor Laura Kelly Announces Peerless Products Expansion to Create Over 100 Jobs in Iola Topeka, KS (STL.News) Governor Laura Kelly today celebrated the announcement of Peerless Products, Inc., purchasing a 150,000-square-foot facility in Iola to expand its production capability. Peerless estimates the expansion will create 100 to 120 new full-time jobs in Iola over the next five years, with a capital investment of $10.35 million. “Peerless is a fantastic, homegrown Kansas company with a long history in Fort Scott.  I appreciate its leadership team recognizing all that Iola and the entire Southeast Kansas region has to offer, and for choosing to expand in Allen County,” Governor Kelly said.  “With our engaged team at the Kansas Department of Commerce, my administration will continue to...
Virginia Governor Northam Announces Furniture Manufacturing to Bring 200 Jobs
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Virginia Governor Northam Announces Furniture Manufacturing to Bring 200 Jobs

Governor Northam Announces New Furniture Manufacturing Operation to Bring Nearly 200 Jobs to Pittsylvania County Ison Furniture Manufacturing to invest $3.5 million in new facility, supplier to co-locate onsite RICHMOND, VA (STL.News) Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Ison Furniture Manufacturing, Inc., a North Carolina-based furniture manufacturer, will invest $3.5 million to acquire and renovate the recently closed A.C. Furniture Company, Inc. facility in Pittsylvania County.  The company will also purchase new equipment for the assembly and full production of its upholstered furniture products.  Virginia successfully competed with North Carolina for the project, which will create 150 new jobs.  The company’s supplier, Dogwood Global, LLC, will locate to a vacant 30,000-square-...
Kansas Governor Kelly Announces 250 Jobs with New Empirical Foods Facility in Garden City
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Kansas Governor Kelly Announces 250 Jobs with New Empirical Foods Facility in Garden City

Topeka, KS (STL.News) Governor Laura Kelly Thursday announced the groundbreaking for a new Empirical Foods ground beef facility in Garden City. The planned facility, which is now the largest single investment in the company’s 40-year history, will bring 250 new jobs and more than $250 million in capital investment to Garden City and Finney County. “Empirical Foods made a smart decision in choosing to do business in a community with so much to offer in excellent schools, infrastructure, and quality-of-life amenities for employees and their families,” Governor Laura Kelly said.  “Projects like this will continue to strengthen our state’s foundation and help us attract more companies, like Empirical, to do business in Kansas.” Secretary of Commerce David Toland joined company officials at ...
New York Governor Cuomo Announces Completion of Housing Development in Brooklyn
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New York Governor Cuomo Announces Completion of Housing Development in Brooklyn

Governor Cuomo Announces Completion of New Affordable Housing Development in Brooklyn The Fountains Phase One Offers 332 Affordable and Energy-Efficient Apartments for Families and Adults with Disabilities Development Will Ultimately Include Over 1,100 Affordable Homes on State's Former Brooklyn Developmental Center Site New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced completion of the initial phase of The Fountains in Brooklyn, a 6.7-acre mixed-use development complex that will ultimately offer 1,163 affordable homes.  Together, the first two completed buildings of the project include 332 affordable apartments and supportive services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities so they can live independently.  The development is being constructed on the site of...
West Virginia Governor Justice Announces Entire State Now Meeting Air Quality Standards
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West Virginia Governor Justice Announces Entire State Now Meeting Air Quality Standards

Gov. Justice announces entire state of West Virginia now meeting national air quality standards for the first time since 1978 CHARLESTON, WV (STL.News) Gov. Jim Justice announced today that the entire state of West Virginia is now meeting all the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s health-based National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for the first time since 1978, when the EPA made their initial nonattainment designations under the 1970 Clean Air Act. “It’s amazing what’s going on in West Virginia,” Gov. Justice said.  “In the past, many people from the outside world might have assumed that we were dingy or dusty or backward in certain ways.  But they couldn’t be more wrong. Really and truly, we pride ourselves on taking care of our environment – keeping our air pristine and our...
Virginia Governor Northam Announces Silk City Printing Creating 93 New Jobs
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Virginia Governor Northam Announces Silk City Printing Creating 93 New Jobs

Governor Northam Announces Silk City Printing to Relocate to Fluvanna County, Creating 93 New Jobs Company to invest $5.7 million in new headquarters and production facility RICHMOND, VA (STL.News) Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Silk City Printing, LLC will relocate its corporate headquarters from Paterson, New Jersey, investing $5.7 million to establish a new silkscreened apparel production operation in the former Thomasville facility in Fluvanna County that has been vacant since 2007. Virginia successfully competed with New Jersey for the project, which will create 93 new jobs. “We are honored that Silk City Printing has chosen Fluvanna County and Virginia as its new home,” said Governor Northam. “This important project will create 93 valuable jobs for a rural community whi...
New York Governor Cuomo Announces Program to Extend Fishing Season
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New York Governor Cuomo Announces Program to Extend Fishing Season

Governor Cuomo Announces Program to Extend Fishing Season and Improve Renowned Angling Experience in Western New York Regulated Water Releases from the Erie Canal into Lake Ontario Tributaries Increases Opportunities for World-Class Fishing Pilot Program as part of the Reimagine the Canals Initiative will Boost Tourism and Businesses in Monroe, Orleans, and Niagara Counties New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the start of a new pilot program, as part of the Reimagine the Canals initiative that uses water from the Erie Canal to enhance already renowned fishing opportunities in Western New York.  Originally announced as part of the Governor's State of the State address in January 2020, the program will encourage New Yorkers and visitors to experience the state's Cana...
Louisiana Governor Edwards Announces Boards & Commissions Appointments
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Louisiana Governor Edwards Announces Boards & Commissions Appointments

Baton Rouge,  LA (STL.News) Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced his appointments to several Louisiana boards and commissions. Residential Building Contractors Subcommittee The Residential Building Contractors Subcommittee serves to protect the general public from incompetent and fraudulent acts of residential contractors while promoting the integrity of the construction industry. Craig A. Stevens of Prairieville has been appointed to the Residential Building Contractors Subcommittee.  Stevens is the president of Genesis 360 and will represent the 6th Congressional District. Travis J. Manceaux of Lake Charles has been appointed to the Residential Building Contractors Subcommittee.  Manceaux is the president of PERC Development and will represent the 3rd Congressional District. South...
Alabama Governor Ivey Announces Auto Supplier IAC Plans Expansions Creating Jobs
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Alabama Governor Ivey Announces Auto Supplier IAC Plans Expansions Creating Jobs

Governor Ivey Announces Auto Supplier IAC Plans Alabama Expansions Creating Over 180 Jobs MONTGOMERY, AL (STL.News) Governor Kay Ivey announced today that International Automotive Components Group North America, Inc. (IAC) plans to invest over $55.9 million in expansion projects that will create 182 jobs at two Alabama facilities. IAC is committing $34.3 million in new capital investment to expand its new manufacturing facility located in Tuscaloosa County.  This facility will produce door panels and overhead systems for original equipment manufacturers.  The project will create 119 jobs at the production site at 15911 Progress Drive in Cottondale. In addition, IAC plans to invest $21.6 million at its manufacturing facility located at 318 Pappy Dunn Boulevard in the former Fort McClellan...
Massachusetts Baker-Polito Administration Announces $6.5 Million in MERT Grants
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Massachusetts Baker-Polito Administration Announces $6.5 Million in MERT Grants

Baker-Polito Administration Announces $6.5 Million in New Manufacturing Emergency Response Team Grants Thirteen Projects Will Produce Masks, Hand Sanitizer, Gowns; Boost Testing BOSTON, MA (STL.News) The Baker-Polito Administration has awarded over $6.5 Million to 13 Massachusetts organizations to develop new products to assist in the response to the COVID-19 public health emergency.  The new grants from the Massachusetts Manufacturing Emergency Response Team (MERT) will expand the Commonwealth’s work to drive in-state manufacturing of critical products, an effort which has produced more than 11 million pieces of personal protective equipment and other critical pieces as of September. The new grants, announced during national Manufacturing Month, bring the total MERT awards to $16.2 milli...