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Upcoming Friday Meetings

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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

2021 End-of-Year Celebration

December 10 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

No ETEC, Happy Holidays!

December 17 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

NO ETEC, Merry Christmas!

December 24 @ 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.


Ready to join ETEC? Find out how joining the East Tennessee Economic Council can benefit you and your business!

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New Website!

Welcome to ETEC's new website! We love our the new look. What's really exciting is the value is behind the scenes for our members.

Stay tuned for more details as we reveal how we are connecting our members in new ways.

ETEC Annual Meeting

SAVE THE DATE for ETEC's 2021 Annual Meeting & Awards Celebration on February 4, 2022, 7:30-9:30 a.m. at the Airport Hilton. More details and a way to register are coming soon. If you are interested in sponsoring the event contact us.

Until then, make plans to join us on December 10, 2021 at 7:30 a.m. in the UT Outreach Center to celebrate the 2020 winners of the Muddy Boot Award and Postma Young Professional Medal.

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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