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 Happy Economic Development Week! 

EDW 2019 250x250Created by the International Economic Development Council in 2016, the goal of Economic Development Week (EDW) is to increase awareness for local programs that attract jobs, advance career development opportunities, and increase the quality of life in communities everywhere.

Over the next few days, we’ll be sharing information about different facets of economic development.  First up, let’s learn about what we do here at NETWORKS Sullivan Partnership.

NETWORKS is the economic development organization (EDO) that represents Sullivan County, its cities of Bluff City, Bristol, and Kingsport, and Hawkins County’s Phipps Bend Industrial Park.  When you break it down, our name is an acronym for Northeast Tennessee Works.  We have a small but mighty team of five with expertise in project management, industry recruitment, marketing, workforce development, management, event planning, and existing industry management.     

Our main focuses are the recruitment of new industry and retention (and growth) of existing industry.  We do this in a multitude of ways – lead generation from targeted trade shows and industry conferences, connecting prospects and existing industry with funding sources, submitting RFPs for projects, and arranging consultant visits to name a few – and we work with many different partners, including local municipalities, local utilities, AEP, TVA, and TNECD.

We'll be back tomorrow with more information, but in the meantime, be sure to check out our strategic plan, 2018 Annual Report, and our community video (linked below).



In case you missed it:  Day One - Who We Are  •  Day Two - Regionalism  •  Day Three - Board Appreciation  •  Day Four - How We Market  •  Day Five - Existing Industry

Our Community

Sullivan County, Tennessee is home to companies and attractions known around the world.  Browse our website to learn all the reasons you should join Eastman, Bell, Domtar, Teleperformance, Home Shopping Network, Bristol Motor Speedway, and many others by locating a facility in Sullivan County!


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