Tennessee

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Tennessee

Tennessee

Our Work In Tennessee In partnership with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, ARC supported 38 projects in Tennessee totaling $17.6 million in fiscal year 2021. These investments have been matched by over $10 million and are attracting an additional $34.4 million in leveraged private investments in Tennessee.
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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee
Tennessee

Governor Bill Lee

Elected in 2018, Bill Lee was sworn in as the 50th Governor of Tennessee on January 19, 2019. A seventh-generation Tennessean, Lee went to Auburn University, where he studied Mechanical Engineering. When he graduated, he joined the Lee Company, a business his grandfather started in 1944. He held several roles…
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Brooxie Carlton, Tennessee Governor's Alternate
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Brooxie Carlton

Brooxie Carlton serves as director of federal programs for the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. In this position, Carlton oversees the administration of Community Development Block grants, Delta Regional Authority grants, Appalachian Regional Commission grants and CDBG-Disaster grants. Previously, Carlton served as program manager for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation…
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Logan McCoy

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development.
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Carter

A.C.T.I.O.N. Coalition Inc.: Growing Achievable Pathways to Employment in Johnson County

Nestled in Northeast Tennessee, Johnson and Carter counties have strengths and challenges similar to many other Appalachian communities. Their location offers rich culture and easy access to outdoor adventures in “mountain and lake country.” However, the mountainous geography has also resulted in limited access to transportation, housing, and other critical…
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Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia

ARC Federal Co-Chair Manchin, Governors, and Tourism Experts Highlight Value of Investments in Tourism & Culture in Appalachian North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, and West Virginia

Building on its $12.3 million investment in 23 tourism and culture projects in FY21, ARC awards additional funding for a high-impact, multi-state outdoor tourism planning project. WASHINGTON, D.C., May 3, 2022—Today, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) held the second in a series of five virtual events (titled the…
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Unicoi

Erwin Utilities: Enhancing Broadband in Unicoi County

The town of Erwin, Tennessee is nestled in the mountains of Unicoi County (pictured above) and home to just over 6,000 residents. Though the area is abundant in undisturbed natural assets and access to major roadways, Unicoi is considered economically at-risk and has faced its fair share of challenges. After the coal-industry-related closure of a CSX rail yard in Erwin, around…
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Hamblen

Helping Women Enter the Recovery-to-Work Ecosystem in Appalachian Tennessee

Across Appalachia, developing a ready workforce must include helping workers re-enter and retain employment. Since 2017, the staff at the Helen Ross McNabb Center in Morristown, Tennessee, has been doing just that. The McNabb Center’s Jail to Work program gives women serving in county jails on drug offenses the…
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White

Improving Road and Water Supply in White County, Tennessee

ARC Federal Co-Chairman Tim Thomas visited White County, Tennessee last week to announce the relocation of a water line along Airport Road serving White County Industrial Park and the Upper Cumberland Regional Airport. Thomas was joined by Denny Wayne Robinson, who serves as the County Mayor for White County Tennessee and…
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Claiborne

Lincoln Memorial University’s College of Veterinary Medicine

Nationwide, there is a shortage of veterinarians in rural areas, including in Appalachia. With ARC funding, Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine purchased state-of-the-art equipment for the newly constructed Virginia campus to give students’ more opportunities to high paying jobs in the veterinarian field. Equipment includes life-size simulated farm…
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Hamilton

LaunchTN: Investing in Tennessee’s Entrepreneurs

LaunchTN —  a public-private partnership focusing on early-stage capital formation, market access, commercialization resources, talent development and retention for entrepreneurs across the state — has stood up eight Entrepreneurship Centers in Tennessee. With ARC support, three of these centers are dedicated to assist Appalachian entrepreneurs as they develop business plans,…
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Southeast Tennessee Development District

Executive Director Beth Jones Email bjones@sedev.org…
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