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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

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.

Click the image above to go to the What's New and How To page to start exploring!

ETEC Annual Meeting

You are invited to ETEC's in person 2021 Annual Meeting & Awards Celebration to be held on February 4, 2022, 7:30-9:30 a.m. at the Hilton Knoxville Airport in Alcoa. Adam DeMella, leader of global government affairs for GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, will be the keynote speaker. To reserve your seat or a table click the image above. The event format is a banquet style with a served plated breakfast. The keynote speaker will be announced soon and the winners of the 2021 Muddy Boot Awards and Postma Young Professional Medals will be presented at the event. We hope to see you there!

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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