ETDD contracts with the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (TACIR) to collect public infrastructure needs on an annual basis from mayors, county executives, school superintendents, road superintendents, utility managers and various other local contacts in the ETDD region. This information is submitted to TACIR and compiled with infrastructure needs from other regions throughout the state for the development of a report on statewide infrastructure needs.
The most current report is entitled “Building Tennessee’s Tomorrow – Anticipating the State’s Infrastructure Needs – June 2014“. In addition to local infrastructure needs, it includes project needs from various state agencies. These projects include major improvements to the National Guard armories, state prisons, state parks, and renovations to the campuses of state public higher education institutions. View a copy of the report here.
For more information, please contact Mollie Childress at email@example.com.
In 2011, ETDD prepared a 2010 Census Summary Report for each county in the region. Each report contains a brief narrative describing historical trends in the county’s demographics, economic growth, employment, education levels, commuter patterns, and housing. Tables are provided that support the narrative, and a census tract map is also included. The source of the information is the 2010 Census and the American Community Survey, which are found at factfinder.census.gov.
- Anderson County 2010 Census Report
- Blount County 2010 Census Report
- Campbell County 2010 Census Report
- Claiborne County 2010 Census Report
- Cocke County 2010 Census Report
- Grainger County 2010 Census Report
- Hamblen County 2010 Census Report
- Jefferson County 2010 Census Report
- Loudon County 2010 Census Report
- Monroe County 2010 Census Report
- Morgan County 2010 Census Report
- Roane County 2010 Census Report
- Scott County 2010 Census Report
- Sevier County 2010 Census Report
- Union County 2010 Census Report
Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy
The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, commonly referred to as the CEDS, is a formal planning document that has been developed by the East Tennessee Development District in conjunction with local business leaders, community leaders and others involved with the development of public policy. The objective of the CEDS is to provide guidance to local leaders so that future investments in economic development projects and programs can best take advantage of regional assets. The document also provides to the Economic Development Administration, US Department of Commerce, a baseline of strategic projects that are acknowledged as primary stepping stones to achieving the region’s overall economic development objectives. The CEDS is updated on an annual basis. A copy of the most recent CEDS can be viewed here:
Annual Utility Rate Survey
The “Annual Utility Rate Survey” is a comparison of residential utility rates in the East Tennessee Development District. The Survey is conducted each summer and distributed to the utilities and local officials serving the region. The survey only compares residential rates and does not attempt to survey commercial and industrial rates. Since utility rates can change at any time during the year, anyone interested in a specific utility’s current rates should contact that utility directly. A copy of the most recent survey can be viewed here: