TVC National Summit Is At UTC June 4-5

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Congressman Chuck Fleischmann is hosting the 2014 Tennessee Valley Corridor Science and Technology National Summit on the UTC campus on June 4-5.  More than 300 people will convene in the UTC University Center Auditorium from the five-state Corridor region to discuss and learn about issues impacting the valley and the entire nation.  

The theme of the Summit is “National Leadership through Regional Cooperation.”  During the two days the focus will be on explaining why the TVC is one of the nation’s most important high-tech hotspots.

When looking at the footprint of the Corridor, Chattanooga is at the mid-point of two of the most important technology communities in America – Huntsville, Ala. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. – and a neighbor to the Arnold Engineering Development Center in Tullahoma, Tenn., said officials.  For almost 20 years, the TVC has been forging relationships throughout the region to leverage the region’s federal investments in these areas  to create private sector jobs. 

UTC is one of the fastest growing campuses in the state, with a 149 percent increase in freshman applications in the last decade.  They strive for involvement and development within the city as well as within their own community of students, faculty and staff members.  They are working to help shape the next generation of leaders and innovators and to prepare them for the professional environments that they will encounter, as well as ensuring that the students will meet the diverse needs of the region.  To do this, we know that strategic partnerships and community involvement are vital, said officials. 

This summit is an opportunity for UTC to be involved in Chattanooga’s development and future endeavors, to learn about the surrounding communities and their success stories, and to learn how they can all work together.  Chattanooga is located in the heart of the Corridor and UTC intends to be its heartbeat as they work together to grow the region’s science and technology missions, attract new missions and grow the economy, said officials.



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