Asset-Based Planning Initiative

The Asset-Based Planning Initiative brings together a broad base of community stakeholders to identify their unique community assets and develop action-oriented goals that will spur jobs and economic growth. Once the asset-based plans are complete, TNECD and other resource partners work with the counties to advance their goals.

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Since 2016, forty-four economically distressed or at-risk counties across the state have participated in the facilitated goal setting forums. The initiative originated from the Governor's Rural Task Force and has been incorporated into the TNECD ThreeStar Program. Visit the TNECD website to learn more about the Asset-Based Planning Initiative

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