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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:
Thomas Broeker / Marketing and Revitalization of City of Lavergne in Retail Market
Brandon Chadwick / Exploration of Satellite Internet Technologies for Rural Communities
Dana Ferguson / Effects of Rural Housing Shortage on Economic Development
Dawn Michelle Foster / Making Public-Private Ventures Accountable; Revitalizing Poor Communities
Kristi Gentry / Branding and Developing City of Fayetteville
Mary Laine Hucks / Marketing Goodlettsville – Perks and Pitfalls of Being Nashville’s Neighbor
Richard Kirkland / Improvement Plan for Monroe County Airport
Program participants apply the knowledge gained through the TCED course work to address a substantial challenge or opportunity related to economic and community development impacting their community or organization. The Capstone Project gives participants the opportunity to contribute to the knowledge base of the profession while also contributing to their community or organization.
TCED Capstone candidates will present their final project to a group of program mentors, advisory board members and TCED staff members. Pending a successful presentation, candidates will earn the Tennessee Certified Economic Developers designation.
For more information and forms, click on the Capstone section of our website.