Beth Jones To Discuss THRIVE 2055 At Downtown Council Meeting March 7

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

THRIVE 2055, a public-private initiative to engage people across three states and 16 counties in setting a course for the region’s future, will be the featured topic at the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce's Downtown Council meeting March 7.  

 

The event, sponsored by Adams Lithographing Company, will take place from 7:30–8:30 a.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel at 407 Chestnut St. Attendees are invited to come early and stay late for networking.

 

Leading the discussion will be Beth Jones, executive director of the Southeast Tennessee Development District/Chattanooga Area Regional Council of Governments. With 18 years of leadership at the agency, Ms. Jones has led a number of programs in economic and community development. Her work has been instrumental in promoting development and workforce initiatives throughout the region.  

    

THRIVE 2055 is a voluntary, citizen-led planning initiative for the 16-county, tri-state region of Southeast Tennessee, Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama. The objective of the three-year process is to identify regional values and goals, as well as a consensus on strategies that can be implemented to promote long-term prosperity in the region.

  

Downtown Council meetings take place the first Thursday of each month and are open to the public. Admission is $10 and includes a full breakfast.

To learn more about the meeting or the Downtown Council, please contact Jim Callihan at 423 755-0716 or jcallihan@lbmc.com

 



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