Developing Your Business Growth Strategy

Many companies are facing the need to develop strategies to pivot their product offerings and diversify their target markets in effort to grow the business.  Here is information about two programs that can assist your…

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PTAC Is Here For You 'Round the Clock

Sometimes there just aren't enough hours in the day. This is even more true for small businesses during COVID-19. The PTAC team at UT CIS understands that procurement counseling during 9-5 hours is not always an option, which is…

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E2E: Diversity/Equity and Inclusion Webinar Series

First Tennessee Development District will be hosting the Education to Employment (E2E) Summit this fall with two virtual sessions on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI).  A strength of the E2E summit is bringing different…

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Thinking Anew About Manufacturing

By Michael Codega, Solutions Consultant The last couple of months have caused manufacturers to think anew about many things — supplier, customer and workforce relationships; the economy; outsourcing, insourcing, and reshoring;…

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Coming in January 2021 - A New Initiative for Executive Manufacturing Leaders

Leadership does not happen in a vacuum. Leading others to produce, to excel, and to improve happens in many contexts and within complex, interconnected systems. In today’s business environment, the importance of organizations and…

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UT CIS Receives EDA CARES Act Funding

The University of Tennessee’s EDA University Center (UTUC) program has received $300,000 in additional funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) under the “CARES Act” Recovery Assistance initiative. The UTUC…

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