Thursday Digest

Cirrus Aircraft announced this week that it will build a new Customer Experience Center at McGhee Tyson Airport, in Alcoa. The project represents a $15 million investment and, according to the News Sentinel, will bring Cirrus customers to East Tennessee for 10 to 15 days of training when they purchase one of the company’s new jets. The company uses a carbon fiber structure in that jet, and will also partner with ORNL.

The Knoxville Mercury (aka, Son of Metro Pulse) has an interesting story about Knoxville College. The alt-weekly reports that the college’s board is considering a deal with a local group that wants to redevelop the school’s Mechanicsville campus.

The City of Knoxville may cast a wider net with its form-based code. According to the KNS, officials may broaden the code so that it applies to existing buildings on the South Waterfront and Cumberland Strip.

Attention, commercial brokers: Don’t put a sale sign on the Andrew Johnson Building yet. (KNS)

Comcast will begin offering 2-gig service in Nashville, according to the Tennessean.

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