Earlier this year, students from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business, traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina, and visited several companies to learn more about how the businesses run.
The new Knox Promise initiative announced last week will provide additional financial and coaching support to help students succeed in college, and UT’s Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research will study the effects of the new pilot program.
The Chinese retail space was once dominated by regional players, but now giant companies like Gome and Suning have consolidated and are creating new markets that give rise to both opportunities and challenges for American companies.
Based on the change in population between July 1, 2017, and July 1, 2018, nine of the 10 cities with the largest gains were in Middle Tennessee. Murfreesboro and Clarksville were the state’s two fastest-growing cities of 2018.