UT to lead Economic Development & Tourism Session

University of TN invites public to join Economic Development & Tourism Planning Session Forum on Tuesday, May 14 at 10 AM


ThreeStar Asset Based Planning County Forums

The University of Tennessee’s Center for Industrial Services is hitting the road again in partnership with the TN Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD) to facilitate asset-based goal setting forums in communities across the state.

The Asset-Based Planning process, developed for TNECD by UT CIS, is designed to leverage each community’s unique assets for economic development and tourism. This process has been incorporated into the TNECD ThreeStar Program and provides the basis for goal setting for all counties in TN that participate in ThreeStar. In 2019, the UT CIS Economic Development Team will be facilitating forums in 50 of the 95 counties across the state.

Dennis Tumlin, Executive Director of the Rhea Economic & Tourism Council stated that “This will be round 2 of the goal setting forum.  Back in 2015, we held our initial community planning session with UT CIS and this session will allow us to see how many goals we have already accomplished.  It will also allow us to re-prioritize tourism assets and build our plan for moving forward.  Rhea County has so much to offer and we’re committed to building a community where people want to live, work & play.”

UT CIS will be in Dayton on Tuesday, May 14th beginning at 10am for Rhea County’s asset based planning session.  The meeting will be located at 107 Main Street in the Welcome Center.  The event is hosted by the Rhea Economic & Tourism Council and the public is invited to attend.

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