Economic Development

Group Forms to Support Proposed Oak Ridge Motorsports Park

A group has formed to support the proposed Oak Ridge Motorsports Park. They are called the Friends of the Oak Ridge Motorsports Park. This group now has an official place to access information, a Facebook page that can be found at:  
By |January 15th, 2021||0 Comments|

Opinion: Advanced Energy Means Jobs for Tennesseans

By almost any metric, Tennessee had a strong 2020 in advanced energy, a robust sector with 18,000 businesses contributing nearly $40 billion to the state’s gross domestic product. And the year’s growth in the state’s electric vehicle landscape received national and international headlines. As that happened, more elected officials realized that advanced energy means job creation, which stretches beyond political lines and helps Tennesseans directly in a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has tightened other areas of employment.
By |January 12th, 2021||0 Comments|

Techstars findings about Knoxville innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem revealed in town hall event

The final report, including gaps and recommendations that were identified in the recently completed Techstars assessment of the Knoxville area innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem, is now pubic, and the hard work is just beginning to ensure the region capitalizes on the effort.
By |January 7th, 2021||0 Comments|

BWXT to Lead $106.6 Million Microreactor Design Project

BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BWXT) announced today that it has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to lead a $106.6 million microreactor development project. The DOE is contributing $85.3 million to the cost-share project over seven years, with BWXT funding the remaining amount.
By |December 28th, 2020||0 Comments|

UTRF releases annual report for FY20

The University of Tennessee (UT) Research Foundation has released its annual report for FY20.
By |December 28th, 2020||0 Comments|