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 Meeting

November 22 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

NO ETEC: Happy Thanksgiving

November 29 @ 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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ETEC After Hours!

Attention emerging leaders!

You are invited to ETEC… After Hours! Tuesday, November 19, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Ts117 Coworking in Oak Ridge, this event will feature Ts117’s new Meet + Train Room with a fun exploration activity.

Join us for networking, beer, wine, snacks, prizes, and a conversation with Dr. Bruce Ramshaw and Dr. Brian Worley about how data analytics and artificial intelligence are transforming healthcare. Sponsored by Methodist Medical Center.

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DOE’s Economic Impact

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.

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