The East Tennessee Economic Council (ETEC) is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Muddy Boot Award and Postma Young Professional Medal. These honors are awarded every year at the ETEC Annual Meeting which typically occurs in December.
Teachers in three Morgan County schools have fascinating new tools to add to their educational arsenals, thanks in large part to Roane State Community College. The Lab-in-a-Box program was launched by the East Tennessee Economic Council in 2010 as part of the Rural Communities STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Initiative.
Roane County Executive Ron Woody was one of three recipients of the 2020 Muddy Boot Award. The award is handed out by the East Tennessee Economic Council. “That's a big honor to receive that Muddy Boot Award,” Woody said. “A lot of great leaders throughout the years have received it.”
Brandon Bruce talks with ETEC President Jim Campbell as part of the Startup Knox's 'Ecosystem Builders' Podcast series. They speak about ETEC's sustained and lasting impact on the region, what a post-COVID world looks like, and how history aids in helping to keep organizational focus.
A week ago today, Jonathan Gruber, Ford Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, delivered a fascinating and insightful 20-minute speech based on a book that he co-wrote and an new idea that he says is gaining traction. Titled Jump-Starting America: How Breakthrough Science Can Revive Economic Growth and the American Dream, Gruber delivered the speech during the East Tennessee Economic Council‘s “Annual Meeting and Awards Celebration.”