Advancing East Tennessee's Regional Competitiveness
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Plan East Tennessee
Plan East Tennessee (PlanET) is a regional partnership of communities building a shared direction for the future of Anderson, Blount, Knox, Loudon and Union counties. PlanET seeks ideas about preserving valuable resources and addressing challenges regarding five key aspects of livability for the future: 1) jobs, 2) housing, 3) transportation, 4) a clean environment, and 5) community health. PlanET’s goal is to create long-term solutions for investments in the region and to define the next chapter in the region’s rich history, leaving a legacy of optimism and opportunity for future generations. Visit www.planeasttn.org for more details.
Innovation Valley, Inc.
Innovation Valley is a regional economic development initiative centered on a 25-mile Technology Corridor with world-class resources in science, technology, and business. Experience shows that a regional approach to economic development offers the most advantages to businesses planning a corporate relocation or expansion.
The Innovation Valley regional economic development partnership focuses on executing a five-year blueprint for business growth in the Knoxville-Oak Ridge region. The blueprint outlines targeted industry business recruitment sectors that are based on an analysis of the region’s world-class resources. Multiple program areas include: business recruitment and retention, talent retention and development, entrepreneurship, and sustainability. Visit www.innovationvalleyinc.org for more details.
Special thanks to the following whose contributions have helped make this event possible.