The 2020 ETEC Work Plan

Each year the Council’s leadership establishes a living work plan that focuses our collective efforts on growing the federal missions in East Tennessee, and creating opportunities for economic growth around those missions.

Fundamental to that work is communication–weekly meetings and communications to share what is going on inside the federal programs, and also those factors that create new opportunities in the private sector. See our calendar section on this site for updates on our meetings and special events.

Also, we believe it is important to celebrate the successes of our members and outstanding individuals in our community (See the Order of the Muddy Boot and the Postma Young Professional Medal), and we find ways throughout the year to honor businesses for their good work.

The Council also advocates for new programs and new missions in the federal complex in Oak Ridge.

Each year stakeholder meetings are held to formulate the plan.

Below is a portion of the 2020 Work Plan as presented to the ETEC Board of Directors on January 24, 2020.

Also shown was the Oak Ridge Corridor video, produced by ORNL.


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Acronym Guide:

AMSE – American Museum of Science & Energy

CROET – Community Reuse Organization of East Tennessee

DOE – Department of Energy

ETEC – East Tennessee Economic Council

ETTP – East Tennessee Technology Park

IACMI – Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation

NEI – Nuclear Energy Institute

ORAU – Oak Ridge Associated Universities

OREM – Oak Ridge Environmental Management

ORISE – Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

ORNL – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

TCAT – Tennessee College of Applied Technology

TVA – Tennessee Valley Authority

UT – University of Tennessee

Y-12 – Y-12 National Security Complex


Other initiatives that ETEC encourages:

SCORE (State Collaborative on Reforming Education)SCORE Logo

TN-First-logoTennessee FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)


TNAchievesTennessee Promise Mentor Program, tnAchieves