Oak Ridge, TN – Where Innovation Happens

East Tennessee is home to premier research and manufacturing institutions that are centers of discovery and attract the most talented minds to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges in science, technology and energy.

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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 @ New Hope with Millennial Nuclear Caucus

June 21 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

ETEC: Board of Directors

June 28 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

No ETEC: Happy 4th of July

July 5 @ 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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#NOW2019

June 21 – ETEC Meeting & Millennial Nuclear Caucus This FREE half-day caucus is one in a series bringing together the next generation of nuclear innovation leaders. 7:30 am – 12:00 pm; New Hope Center at Y-12 National Security Complex.

August 27 –  Nuclear Suppliers Workshop A day focused on manufacturing opportunities around small modular reactors, next generation nuclear technology, nuclear medicine, and national security programs; New Hope Center at Y-12 National Security Complex.

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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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ETEC Nominations

ETEC is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Muddy Boot Award and Postma Young Professional Medal. Submissions should include a letter to the selection committee containing specific reasons for the nomination along with the nominee’s resume and bio. Detailed criteria for the awards are posted online. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, August 16, 2019, and may be submitted through ETEC’s website, by email, or mail.

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