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September 15, 2019 | Tom Ballard

Northeast TN, Southwest VA explore ways to spur more economic growth at ETSU-hosted forum

One of the speakers at an economic development forum in Northeast Tennessee last week delivered a familiar message when he urged government and business leaders to “do a ‘realistic’ inventory of local assets, make clear choices’ on how to develop them and take ‘sufficient action’ on delivering a game plan to change things.” One possibility on the table is a proposal to have a unified organization to lead economic development efforts across the region that also includes Southwest Virginia. Click here to learn more about the discussion and here to focus in more on the unified concept.

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