Source: EM Update | Vol. 13, Issue 35 | September 7, 2021

pWatch this video on EM’s contributions to DOE’s $7.2 billion impact on Tennessee’s economy each year. “Having DOE spending $7.2 billion dollars annually is an impressive number,” Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management Manager Jay Mullis says in the video. “It shows what a big impact on the GDP (gross domestic product) for the state that the DOE program, and the EM program in particular, have in this region and for the state.”

report recently released by the East Tennessee Economic Council shows DOE creates $7.2 billion in economic benefits and high-quality jobs annually for the state’s economy through research, national security, and environmental cleanup missions in Oak Ridge.

About 2,500 Oak Ridge employees support the EM program. Their work is creating new economic opportunities by transforming the East Tennessee Technology Park to attract new private industry and clearing away old infrastructure at the Y-12 National Security Complex and Oak Ridge National Laboratory to pave the way for new facilities and expanding missions.