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Web Address and Site Description for Economic Development

Economic Development Agencies/Organizations:

http://www.state.tn.us/ecd/ - Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development : A variety of information pertaining to the state.

http://www.eteda.org - East Tennessee Economic Development Agency : Information relating to the Knoxville area and the surrounding counties.  The link http://www.eteda.org/links.html provides links to a wide variety of economic and demographic data.

http://www.sullivantn.org - Sullivan County Economic Development Commission

http://www.korrnet.org/cednet - Community Economic Development Network of East Tennessee (CEDnet) : The organizations in the Community Economic Development Network of East Tennessee (CEDnet) are serving as living laboratories of creative and varied community economic development (CED) strategies from micro-loan programs to sustainable agriculture, from kitchen incubators to individual development accounts, from Latino issues to African American arts and culture, plus many others.

http://www.tvida.com - Tennessee Valley Industrial Development Association : coordinates the economic development activities for the eight (8) regional industrial development associations in the Tennessee Valley. The link http://www.tvida-siteselector.com provides information on building sites throughout the region.

http://www.netvaly.org - Northeast Tennessee Valley Regional Industrial Development Association: An association of power distributors and economic development associations representing a multi-county region in the Northeast Tennessee Valley of the southeastern United States.

http://www.lenowisco.org - LENOWISCO Planning District Commission: Development district s erving Southwest Virginia tasked with promoting regional cooperation, helping to coordinate the activities and policies of member local governments, and providing planning assistance to local governments in all their activities.   This site provides a variety of local and regional data including demographic information and water and sewer rates.

http://www.ftdd.org - First Tennessee Development District:   Development District serving Carter, Greene, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, and
Washington counties in Northeast Tennessee.  This site provides a variety of county and regional data including demographic and economic development data.

http://www.ecodevdirectory.com/tennessee.htm - Tennessee Economic Development Directory: Web site addresses of a number of economic development agencies. Promises "Fast,efficient, completely private portal to detailed plant, office, business expansion information."

http://www.tva.gov - Tennessee Valley Authority:   General information about TVA.

http://www.arc.gov - Appalachian Regional Commission.

http://www.jcedb.org - Economic Development Board for Johnson City, TN; Washington County and Jonesborough.   Local and regional data and a number of links.

http://www.etsu.edu/scs/tied.htm - Tennessee Institute for Economic Development.  Provides programs designed to strengthen the knowledge and understanding of public officials, community volunteers and practicing professionals in economic  development.  Information of seminars and courses.

Transportation:

http://www.bts.gov - U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics: A library of transportation related statistics.

http://www.tdot.state.tn.us - Tennessee Department of Transportation:   Wide variety of data including traffic counts for Tennessee highways.

http://virginiadot.org - Virginia Department of Transportation:   Wide variety of data including maps and traffic counts for Virginia highways.

http://www.ncdot.org - North Carolina Department of Transportation:   Wide variety of data including maps and traffic counts for Virginia highways.  This site includes a nice GIS link and with maps.

Universities:

http://cber.bus.utk.edu - University of Tennessee at Knoxville Center for Business and Economic Research:   The Center conducts research on national and state economic trends for UTK, state agencies, and public and private organizations and has links to reports and data on the demography and economy of Tennessee.

http://www.vtconnect.vt.edu - Virginia Tech

U.S. Government:

http://www.census.gov - U.S. Bureau of Census data.

http://www.bls.gov - U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

http://www.bea.gov - Bureau of Economic Analysis:   A host of data. 

http://www.bea.doc.gov/bea/regional/reis provides access to the Regional Economic Information System containing a wealth of information of states, MSAs, counties.

Miscellaneous:

http://www.bmpcoe.org/bestpractices/external/trici/trici_21.html - Tri-Cities Tennessee/Virginia Region - Johnson City, TN  Strategic Plan for Economic Development.  Interesting reading.

http://www.topozone.com - TOPOZONE:   Every USGS 1:100,000, 1:63,360, 1:25,000, and 1:24,000 scale topographic map for the entire United States.

Bureau of Business and Economic Research
College of Business and Technology
East Tennessee State University
222 Sam Wilson Hall
PO Box 70700
Johnson City, TN 37614-1710
Phone: (423) 439-5677
Fax (423) 439-8381