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Northeast Tennessee Regional Economic Partnership – January 30, 2018

Ron Ramsey hired to lobby for Aerospace Park

Ron Ramsey, the Blountville-based auctioneer who represented Northeast Tennessee in both the State House and Senate before retiring from the position of lieutenant governor last year, has been hired by the Washington County Economic Development Council (WCEDC) to lobby for legislative appropriations for Aerospace Park and the Boones Creek interchange of Interstate 26.

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Center for the Arts remains on track to open in 2019

A once-vacant lot off West State of Franklin Road shielded from view by construction partitions now includes a large, rounded hole – the spot where sounds from the James C. and Mary B. Martin Center for the Arts orchestra pit will soon resonate.

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Johnson City ranked 56th in ‘Top 100 Best Places to Live’

Coming in at 56 in the data-driven rankings, the city outpaced more than 2,100 cities with populations between 20,000 and 350,000 based on a survey of factors including affordability, education, income, health care, transportation, recreation, walkability and natural beauty.

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Bristol TN and VA lead cities home sales growth rate; Erwin, Elizabethton, Johnson City net best price gains

According to that report, single-family resales were up 16.4% in Bristol TN and 16.1% in Bristol VA. The only other city market with an annual year-over-year increase was Elizabethton, up 5%.

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Public Building Authority pleased by land sale

Johnson City’s Public Building Authority met Wednesday, a month after selling the last available lot in the business park surrounding the Millennium Centre to restaurant Cootie Brown’s.

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BrightRidge board votes to seek regulatory approval for high speed broadband project

BrightRidge Board of Directors voted unanimously Tuesday to seek regulatory approval for a phased, 8-year roll out of high-speed internet, television and phone services to its 78,000-customer service area.

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ETSU opens new audiology clinic in Elizabethton

On Friday afternoon, the East Tennessee State University College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences cut the ribbon of its new audiology clinic at the Marshall T. Nave Center in Elizabethton, located at 1000 Jason Witten Way.

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Surf Betsy: Whitewater park being analyzed for Elizabethton

The plan of having a whitewater park established in the City of Elizabethton is starting to pick up steam with city and county leaders working together to address the project.

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Sycamore Shoals, Off the Grid highlighted in state tourism magazine

According to information provided by the Department, Carter County’s Off the Grid Mountain Adventures and Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park were recognized among the thousands of other tourist destinations highlighted in the magazine.

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EHS Bartleby students pitch business ideas to community leaders

Continuing the momentum garnered by the Bartleby Program throughout the fall semester, the EHS Bartleby Entrepreneurship class met with community and business leaders Wednesday afternoon to present their startup business proposals that will be worked on over the course of the semester.

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Mountain View to open new location on 11E

The upcoming market, Troyer at Mountain View Country Market, will be located on 11E in Limestone. The location was a vital part of an expansion plan that store owner Tim Troyer said he and his family had been considering for some time.

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Large number of Tri-Cities residents of prime working age absent from labor market

Current Census estimates for the Tri-Cities show almost one-in-three people age 20 through 64 didn’t work in 2016. And the age group with the largest share of those who didn’t work were 55 to 64, typical the years for highest earning.

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