Growing Our Economy: La’s Best In Business

July 9th, 2013 → 3:09 pm @

We begin a new segment titled "Growing Our Economy." It’s a look at what local business leaders are seeing and saying about jobs. Last month I spent time with some of LA’s best in business.


Cuts to police personnel concerns local business owner

July 1st, 2013 → 3:11 pm @

A Millington business owner is upset now that city leaders voted to lay off several employees. An inspector, three patrolmen, and a dispatcher will lose their jobs in an attempt to balance the city’s budget.


Contech tells state of cutbacks

March 2nd, 2013 → 2:30 am @

Contech Castings LLC has filed two Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act notices with the state, informing officials that 128 jobs have been eliminated in Auburn and about 80 more in Pierceton. The majority of affected workers – 117 – are m…


Business community prepares as oil drives growth, demand

February 24th, 2013 → 11:02 am @

In 2012 the workforce in Tom Green County increased in size by more than a thousand jobs.


Business owners emerge as vocal force in pro-immigration debate

February 23rd, 2013 → 1:24 am @

Farmers, restaurateurs and others want to ensure workers continue coming into the U.S. to fill jobs they say Americans don't apply for. AVON PARK, Fla. Spend a few minutes talking to Joe Wright near the vast open fields of his dairy farm, and it q…


How many jobs have been created from CARA?

February 10th, 2013 → 11:07 am @

Urban renewal districts are about increasing property values through eliminating blight. For some URDs, like the three in Lebanon, job creation is the No. 1 focus.


Walker outlines economic development funding priorities

February 7th, 2013 → 10:26 pm @

Continually improving our economic environment will foster small business growth and encourage the creation of new businesses,? Walker said. The majority of jobs created in Wisconsin will come from small businesses or employers who are just getting sta…


Job growth strategies part of BLAEDC annual meeting

February 3rd, 2013 → 8:21 pm @

Strategies to grow jobs in Minnesota will be discussed at the Brainerd Lakes Area Economic Development Corporation's annual meeting. The session is 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Friday at Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes in Baxter.


Deadline Friday to nominate for EDC awards

January 31st, 2013 → 1:10 am @

The Independence Economic Development Council is getting ready for its annual awards given to local business that have invested or added jobs, among others. The deadline to apply or nominate another company is Friday. Go to


Special Report:?the Great Reset

January 24th, 2013 → 1:47 am @

Though technology can sometimes replace people in jobs, in some cases locally it's increasing productivity of local businesses without making humans obsolet.