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Northeast Tennessee Regional Economic Partnership – February 26, 2018

NeTREP Quarterly Investor Update

Check out what we’ve been up to here at NeTREP, in our latest investor update video. Thank you to all of our partners for your support!

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Taming the terrain of the aerospace park

Members of the Northeast Tennessee Regional Economic Partnership were told Wednesday that work will soon begin to tame the rugged terrain of the 160-acre Aerospace Park at Tri-City Airport.

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New Meet the Mountains festival encourages outdoor lifestyle

On Wednesday, local outdoor business owners, in conjunction with the Northeast Tennessee Regional Economic Partnership, officially announced the Meet the Mountains Festival presented by Ballad Health in Founders Park on Aug. 24 and 25.

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Silos Fall

Demolition contractor D.H. Griffin Companies of Bristol spent Tuesday afternoon taking down the former Morgan Insulation silos in downtown Erwin.

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Unicoi County strategically planning tourism boost

When it comes to adventure tourism, Unicoi County’s natural assets are “epic,” “unmatched,” “untethered” and the stuff that tourism tax revenues are made of.

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Whitewater park idea unveiled to public

Residents and visitors to city and county leaders joined together Saturday to fill the Bonnie Kate Theater to capacity for the presentation of “Surf Betsy” — an idea to bring a whitewater park to Elizabethton as a way to bolster the local economy and bring individuals and businesses in, while retaining what’s in the area.
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JECDB receives updates on possible projects

A handful of members from the Carter County Joint Economic and Community Board (JECDB) met Tuesday inside the County Courthouse for a meeting about different projects circulating throughout the community.

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$13.5 million assisted living facility taking shape

Six months after breaking ground, the future Princeton Transitional Care and Assisted Living Facility is beginning to take shape, as construction crews continue working to get the jointly owned facility finished before the end of this year.

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Dozens Attend Saturday Auction at Masengill’s; Building Now Under Contract

The Building is under at $590,000 contract with Falcon Construction out of Asheville, NC.  David Ross tells us that he enjoys preserving older buildings and making them new again.

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Chamber selects new Tourism Coordinator for Carter County

Officials with the Elizabethton/Carter County Chamber of Commerce have selected a new Tourism Coordinator and are ready to welcome him on board next week.

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Consultant sees potential for growth in Unicoi County

On Thursday, Feb. 8, the findings of a comprehensive retail study for Unicoi County was presented by Adam Chandler, an economic development consultant with the Oklahoma-based company, Retail Attractions.

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Carter County CTE students win inaugural contest

Carter County Schools took home top honors during the weekend’s Johnson City Area Home Builders Association “Build of the Build” competition held at the East Tennessee State University Mini-Dome. The victory gave the students a first place check worth $1,000.

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Land use plan to highlight local assets

On Tuesday, Feb. 13, the First Tennessee Development District (FTDD) held an informal work session with local officials and representatives from Unicoi County to discuss a joint comprehensive land use plan for the entire county.

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Making Freedom Hall a top act in Johnson City

Johnson City leaders are weighing proposals from two private firms to manage and operate the Freedom Hall Civic Center. Officials believe the 69,704-square-foot arena, which opened in 1974, is an underperforming city asset that could become more profitable under private management.

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