Oak Ridge, TN – Where Innovation Happens

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Welcome to the East Tennessee Economic Council!

ETEC is an independent, regional, non-profit, membership organization created in the early 1970s, dedicated to supporting the federal government’s missions in East Tennessee, as well as seeking new ways to create prosperity, promote regional development, and explore opportunities for growth.

ETEC Friday Meetings

ETEC: Board of Directors

May 31 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

ETEC: Oak Ridge City Blueprint

June 7 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

ETEC: Jonaaron Jones, Volunteer Aerospace

June 14 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

About ETEC

Organized in 1973, the East Tennessee Economic Council (ETEC) is an independent, regional, non-profit membership organization dedicated to supporting the federal government’s missions in Oak Ridge as well as encouraging new opportunities to fully utilize the highly-skilled talent, cutting-edge technologies and unique facilities that make up the federal reservation, the University of Tennessee complex, and the TVA region.

ETEC works in strong partnership with federal contractors, DOE and NNSA representatives, state officials, small businesses, and other local economic development organizations to seek new ways to use federal investments in science and security to create prosperity, promote regional development, and explore opportunities for growth.

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#NOW2019

Mark your calendars for the Nuclear Opportunities Work (NOW) Events in 2019:

June 20  – SMR Start Community Stakeholder Reception Representatives from SMR Start discuss the importance of NUCLEAR for the future of clean energy; 5:00 – 6:30 pm; American Museum of Science and Energy, Oak Ridge, TN

June 21 – ETEC Meeting & Millennial Nuclear Caucus This FREE half-day caucus is one in a series of events that bring together the next generation of leaders in NUCLEAR innovation. 7:30 am – 12:00 pm; New Hope Center at Y-12 National Security Complex, Oak Ridge, TN

August 27 –  Nuclear Suppliers Workshop A workshop focused on manufacturing opportunities around small modular reactors, next generation NUCLEAR technology, NUCLEAR medicine and national security programs; New Hope Center at Y-12 National Security Complex, Oak Ridge, TN

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Economic Impact Study

DOE’s Oak Ridge Reservation is an economic engine for the state of Tennessee. Studying the effects of DOE’s investment in Tennessee in fiscal year 2017, the report examines job creation, state GDP growth, private-sector procurements, payroll and pension disbursement, state and local tax contributions, community development, as well as the ripple effects of this spending.

Click here to view the report and more details.

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