As part of an enhanced effort to serve tech entrepreneurs in Northeast Tennessee, a regional resource for startups has relaunched as a nonprofit under a new name.
The area’s two leading economic development organizations made a commitment Wednesday to regionalism, a recent push toward shared interests and activities.
While the region that encompasses Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia certainly has its strengths, business leaders agree there are issues that it still needs to overcome.
Our growing region now has a couple of names to consider to help bring us together under a single identity.
As local leaders push the area toward regionalism, some are planning for a joining of the two largest economic development organizations, while others aren’t quite ready to tie the knot.
Sullivan County Mayor Richard Venable said the task force is looking at where the region can “marshal its resources” in areas such as tourism and workforce development.
A quick search on Wikipedia reveals six cities called “Johnson City” in the U.S.
The folks at the state’s Department of Tourism think it’s a great idea to invite people from across the country to spend vacation time in the Volunteer State. Specifically, they hope visitors will head to a number of local music festivals around
May 8, 2019 at 8:00 AM
An initiative to rename the collective Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia region now has a website, www.NameOurRegion.com, where the public can provide input and stay informed
May 1, 2019 at 7:48 PM
Having this region be known as the “Tri-Cities” is just not cutting it anymore, and regional leaders believe a new name is needed for the collective Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia region.
Is a name or “brand identity” worth $48,000?
Long before the term “regionalism” was coined to encourage collaboration within Northeast Tennessee to compete on a larger scale economically, a similar trend emerged in 1977 with the development of the Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association.
Feb 4, 2019 at 8:26 PM
Members of the newly-appointed Blue Ribbon Task Force on Regionalism said Wednesday they want to make sure they are listening to the people who are in the know on those subjects.
Dietrich said building economic progress and business opportunities are not only important for attracting people to this region, but also for keeping the next generation employed and living here. He hopes his regionalism efforts will create the kind of place his own children — who are now ages 9 and 12 — will want to live and work when they graduate college.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation has awarded the Tri-Cities Airport Authority a $1.69 million grant to continue developing Aerospace Park, according to a Monday press release.