TCED Goes Virtual for Summer Course

The TCED Program has adapted to the ‘new normal’ as a result of COVID-19 and has been working hard to find a solution that provides quality programming and ensures participant and employee safety, which is why UT CIS will be hosting the Tennessee Managing Economic Development Course online June 24-25. This is the first time a TCED course has been offered virtually, and the TCED team is excited about providing this interesting, interactive training.

National Economic Development Week

National Economic Development Week

The UT Center for Industrial Services (UT CIS) is marking National Economic Development Week from May 4-9, 2020 to celebrate the contributions of positive economic development and explain the role of the profession in our local community, including stewardship of:

Customer Highlight: Andy Wallace

Anderson County has a new economic developer in town, and he’s armed with ED tools and ready to take the county to new heights.

Andy Wallace, a Tennessee Certified Economic Developer (TCED), assumed the position of Executive Director/President of the Anderson County Economic Development Association in February of 2020. 

TCED Awards Philip Trauernicht Scholarships

UT CIS was proud to announce the recipients of the Philip Trauernicht Memorial Scholarship for Rural Leaders during the Tennessee Economic Development Council (TEDC) Day on the Hill in Nashville on February 25.

Allyson Hinson Dickey, Perry County Chamber and Anna Beth Walker, Claiborne County will receive full tuition and lodging to attend the four-day 2020 Tennessee Basic Economic Development Course (TBEDC). This scholarship is awarded to economic and community development practitioners in rural counties of Tennessee with less than five years of experience.

Tennessee Certified Economic Developers Expect Seven More to Join Their Prestigious Ranks

Seven Tennessee Certified Economic Development (TCED) program participants have submitted their plans for a Capstone Project and are eligible for Graduation in April of 2020.

The candidates and their approved projects are:

TCED Reflections and Updates for 2020

By Kim K. Denton, CEcD, TCED Director

The Tennessee Certified Economic Developer (TCED) Program is finishing the year strong, having delivered seven courses to 235 participants across the state.  New for 2020 is the TN Strategic Planning Course rolling into the TN Managing Economic Development Course in an effort to provide the most relevant course content. 

2019 Economic Forecast

Dr. Matt Murray, associate director of the UT Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research recently spoke to the East Tennessee Industrial Council (ETIC) hosted by the Center for Industrial Services. ETIC is comprised of professionals involved in economic development in the East Tennessee region. The members of ETIC look forward to this timely meeting each year when Murray summarizes the annual Economic Report to the Governor.  The discussion included an analysis of the U.S.

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