UT CIS Joins IEDC in Celebrating Economic Development Week

UT CIS joined the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) in celebrating Economic Development Week on May 9-15. Economic Development Week was created by IEDC in 2016 to increase awareness of local programs that create jobs and advance career development opportunities.

As a proud partner of IEDC, UT CIS is pleased to celebrate the contributions of economic development programs to advancing the quality of life in communities everywhere.   

TCED Alumni Highlight: Dennis Tumlin

Dennis Tumlin

Dennis Tumlin, TCEcD

UT Center for Industrial Services Certifies New Economic Developers

TCED Class 2021


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April 19, 2021

UT CIS Awarded $1 Million to Support Tennessee Manufacturing Resiliency Initiative

The University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services (UT CIS) has been awarded a $1 million grant to implement the Tennessee Manufacturing Resiliency Initiative, a statewide effort to enhance the resiliency of manufacturers to mitigate and recover from pandemics, natural disasters, supplier problems, and other disruptions.

TN PTAC Helps ARCS Aviation Win SBIR/STTR Contract Award

UT PTAC Client Wins Fourth Department of Defense SBIR Award

When Barjes Alotaibi retired from his second career as a Chief Pilot, he knew his contribution to the world was far from over. Alotaibi’s first career had been that of a mechanical engineer, and his next one would be as the founder of ARCS Aviation, a company developing ground-breaking eLearning modules, which specializes in training for the aviation industry.

UT CIS’s EDA University Center Surveying Counties

The UT CIS Economic Development Team is surveying economic development leaders in Tennessee’s distressed and at-risk counties about the impacts that the pandemic has had on their economic development needs and goals. The goal is to connect communities to the extensive resources of the University of Tennessee’s statewide campuses and institutes to provide technical assistance to address needs and improve economic resiliency.

UT CIS Economic Development Services

Professional Development for Economic and Community Development Practitioners

  • The Tennessee Certified Economic Developer (TCED) Program offers comprehensive training in the principles and practices of economic development.
  • Professional Certification in Economic Development.   Upon completion of the TCED Program and certification requirements, participants are awarded the Tennessee Certified Economic Developer (TCEcD) designation, indicating they have achieved core
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