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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.

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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Business Lunch Live

Join us for our quarterly Business Lunch Live, a joint event series to promote community connection for Oak Ridge Chamber and ETEC members. This virtual meeting will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at noon. There is no charge to participate, but registration is required. The topic for this session is the State of Real Estate led by a panel of local experts.

ETEC Muddy Boot Celebration

On Friday, April 1, 2022 ETEC enjoyed a fun morning of celebration. Tennessee State Senator Ken Yager and Bob Eby were both given Muddy Boot Awards, and Lt. Governor Randy McNally and Senator Yager presented Jim Campbell with a resolution by the Tennessee State Senate in honor of his retirement. Congrats to all!

DOE's Impact

DOE’s Oak Ridge Reservation is an economic engine for the state of Tennessee. ETEC recently completed a study of the effects of DOE’s investment in Tennessee for fiscal year 2020. 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.

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