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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

Featured Fridays with the ETEC Board

September 30 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

ORNL Cohort 6

October 7 @ 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 2022 Award Nominations

ETEC is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Muddy Boot Award and Postma Young Professional Medal. Click here to learn more about the awards and here to learn about the nomination process. Nominations will be taken until September 23, 2022. The Awards will be presented at the ETEC Annual Meeting on December 15, 2022.

After Work with ETEC

The ETEC After Hours event series is now called After Work with ETEC. This free quarterly event series is perfect for both established and early career professionals in the Knoxville-Oak Ridge region. Join us on Wednesday, October 19th from 5:00 – 6:30 pm at the University of Tennessee Research Park at Cherokee Farm for the first of this event series since 2020. Click the image above for more information and to RSVP.

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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