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Appalachian Teaching Project

Center of Appalachian Studies & Services

University of Tennessee

Exploring Economic Opportunities for Appalachian Communities in China

This project focused on building sustainable economic development relationships between rural, economically disadvantaged counties in East Tennessee and China, and built upon relationships developed by UT with Shanghai University. The students were responsible for organizing and facilitating a workshop at the Baker Center in September for County Mayors and economic developers from the following rural, economically disadvantaged counties in East Tennessee: Cocke, Blount, Hancock, Morgan, Scott, Monroe. During this workshop, discussions focused on globalization, sustainable economic development, and opportunities to establish economic relationships with China (both import and export). As part of the project, UT also hosted a delegation of MBA students from Shanghai University in November. The SHU students took part in the second Baker Center workshop.

Student Participants: Russell Shelton, Keiana Hunter, Rhiannon Chambers, Tim Hendrick, Christina Haddad, Seth Urbanowitz, Tom Herbert

Faculty: Tim Ezzell, Bruce Tonn



Contact Information:

Tim Ezzell, Ph.D.
Director Community Partnership Center
University of Tennessee
UT Conference Center, Suite 311
Knoxville, TN 37996-0645
Telephone: 865-974-9036

E-Mail: tezzell@utk.edu

 

Presentation

Final Report

 

 

 


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CURRENT PARTICIPANTS

Alfred State

Appalachian State University

Auburn University

East Tennessee State University

Fairmont State University

Frostburg State University

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Radford University

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College

University of North Georgia

University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

University of Tennessee

Zane State College


PAST PARTICIPANTS

Emory and Henry College

Mississippi State University

Mississippi University for Women

Morehead State University

Northeast Alabama Community College

Ohio University

Shawnee State University

Virginia Tech



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