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. 

Upskill901 Workforce Summit

by Michael Codega, Solutions Consultant

What about a Good Foundation?

by Bill Hicks, Solutions Consultant

As I travel the sixteen counties of my East Tennessee Region, I constantly hear about the struggle to find good employees.  With record low unemployment and a strong economy, many companies I visit would like to grow but are constrained by the available workforce.  As I leave these meetings I continually found myself thinking “What is a good employee?” and “How can we make good employees?”

SBA Kicks off National Veterans Small Business Week 2019

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Veteran-owned businesses contribute nearly $1 trillion each year to U.S.

Release Date: Monday, November 4, 2019

Release Number: 19-55


Will You File an EPCRA Report in 2020?

An Open Letter from Lynn Reed, UT CIS Consultant

We’re moving quickly towards the end of 2019, and it will be March 2020 before we know it! With that in mind, it’s time to start thinking about your environmental reporting requirements for next year concerning Tier II.

UT CIS Celebrates Manufacturing Day 2019


Contributing to the Success of Tennessee's Manufacturers

The Made in Tennessee Fund is a UT Center for Industrial Services (CIS) initiative to advance and celebrate our state’s manufacturers.  Your investment in the Made in Tennessee Fund supports:

PTAC Co-Hosts Construction Opportunities Conference

The Construction Opportunities Conference was a networking event like no other. The conference provided some 160 small businesses from Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia the opportunity to network with large prime engineering and construction firms. They also had the opportunity to receive technical assistance from experts in the fields of OSHA, certifying payroll, bonding and cost accounting. The UT Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), Nashville Business Incubation Center and Baker Donelson presented the conference in Nashville.

MICC Fort Campbell Acquisition Forecast Open House

MICC Fort Campbell


National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM)

Held every October, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safe and secure online while increasing the national resilience against cyber threats. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) co-lead NCSAM.

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