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ECD Commissioner Randy Boyd Addresses Union City Rotary ClubIn early March, State of Tennessee Economic & Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd addressed the Union City Rotary Club. Pictured left to right: ECD Regional Director Blake Swaggart, Obion County Mayor Benny McGuire, JEDC CEO Lindsay Frilling, ECD Commissioner Randy Boyd, Representative Bill Sanderson, Senator Ed Jackson ECD Regional Business Development Consultant Janna Hellums.

 Hamilton-Ryker New Location Ribbon CuttingHamilton-Ryker recently hosted a ribbon cutting to celebrate its new location at 1416 S. First Street, Union City. Contact Agency Manager Jeanette Davis at 731-885-1540 for questions about job openings and staffing services.

Herman Jenkins Business After Hours & Ribbon CuttingHerman Jenkins recently celebrated their grand reopening with an business after hours, open house, and ribbon cutting. Over 200 employees, friends, customers, and community members helped them celebrate!

tysonSPRINGDALE, Ark.- April 28, 2015 - Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) said today it is striving to eliminate the use of human antibiotics from its U.S. broiler* chicken flocks by the end of September 2017. The company will report annually on its progress, beginning with its fiscal 2015 Sustainability Report. Tyson Foods has already stopped using all antibiotics in its 35 broiler hatcheries, requires a veterinary prescription for antibiotics used on broiler farms and has reduced human antibiotics used to treat broiler chickens by more than 80 percent since 2011.

ATLANTA - Dyersburg/Dyer County is the recipient of the Big Muddy Cup, an award from Site Selection magazine recognizing the top metro area along the entire length of the Mississippi River for private-sector facility projects per capita. The Union City metropolitan area, which reaches into Kentucky, ranked fifth.

actThe Delta Regional Authority (DRA) has initiated a partnership with Iowa-based nonprofit ACT to help DRA counties and parishes create the infrastructure and policies that support local workforce development and training systems through a region-specific version of the ACT Work Ready Communities Academy.