Economic development defined as "the process by which a nation improves the economic, political, and social well-being of its people."  impacts the people in a community in many ways. As we celebrate this week, the first one we will look at is Quality of Life. 
The Dictionary definition:
qual·i·ty of life
the standard of health, comfort, and happiness experienced by an individual or group.

For most this is one of the most important measures of their success and something in which they take great pride.  
To say quality of life has been strained as of late, might be a bit of an understatement; but we will persevere. We invite you to watch our Quality of Life Video, one way in which we convey the message of our community, reaching out to those outside our region in an effort to convey why choose our home as their home.

During this unusual time in our Country, we look forward to taking a step back and spending this week celebrating the businesses, people and places that make Northeast Tennessee an amazing place to live, work, and play. 

As we celebrate from our homes this year, we invite you to follow us on social media where we will be sharing stories of perseverance and to see all the ways our businesses, large and small as well as the community as a whole have come together during this pandemic, making us even more proud to call the Tri-Cities home. 
In the meantime, here are a few examples of some of the fun things that can be found in Northeast Tennessee.


It's here! The 2020 Economic Development Week is May 4-9, 2020.
Created by the International Economic Development Council in 2016, the goal of Economic Development Week (EDW) is to increase awareness for local programs that create jobs, advance career development opportunities and increase the quality of life in communities everywhere. Economic Development Week includes activities in communities large and small designed to highlight the importance of economic development and the good work that economic developers do every day.