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Call center opens at Borla Facility

Published February 26, 2013 in TriCities.com A new call call center in Johnson City, Tenn. will employ 100 people. The Festiva Hospitality Group is investing $1.1 million in the project, according to a release from the Tennessee Department of Economic and community Development. “We are thankful for Festiva Hospitality Group’s decision to locate in Johnson […]

GP Harmon Recycling Comes To Elizabethton

GP Harmon Recycling, a leader in recycling solutions, today announced its acquisition of The Highlands Group’s (THG) plastics recycling facility located in the Watauga Industrial Park in Elizabethton, Tenn. The facility’s operations specialize in separating various polymers from mixed material streams to generate high-grade plastic raw materials that can be used for a variety of […]

I-26 Gateway

We are located very close to a major I-26 corridor, making interstate commerce very easy.   Carter County is located only one hour away from Asheville, NC, two hours away from Knoxville, one-and-a-half hours away from Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge, one hour away from Boone, NC and 40 minutes away from Bristol.   Its centralized location among large […]

Top Logistics Location

Carter County features a two-day UPS shipping radius to 65% of the U.S. population.   Its centralized location among large cities and small tourist attractions allows residents and visitors to experience the best of both worlds.  Carter County falls directly in the center of Eastern transit, sitting midway between the bustling business world of New […]

Local leaders celebrate completion of Sutherland water project

By Max Hrenda, The Elizabethton Star @ www.starhq.com In October of 2002, then-Johnson County Mayor Dick Grayson applied for federal assistance to install and extend water utility lines in the Sutherland community in Shady Valley. Eleven years and one mayor later, that community’s wait has come to an end. On Friday, some of Tennessee’s lawmakers […]

Chamber speaker: Stick to what you do well

By Ashley Rader Johnson City’s Public Works director offered a tip to local chamber members: Do more of what you do well. The Elizabethton/Carter County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors heard a presentation Thursday from Johnson City Public Works Director Phil Pindzola, who provided some suggestions and tips for improving the business conditions of […]

Committee creating petition for business improvement district

By Ashley Rader Work toward starting a business improvement district in downtown Elizabethton continues as city staff members work to complete a petition to show support for the project. Director of Planning and Development Jon Hartman said the committee working on the district is meeting regularly and is drafting a petition to circulate among the […]

New workshops take aim at job searches, job skills

By Ashley Rader People who need help with a job search or improving job skills can find it in new workshops being offered by the Alliance for Business and Training. AB&T Executive Director Kathy Pierce said the agency offers the new employment workshops, which began Monday, to help the local population become more prepared for […]