Lewisburg, TN – Lewisburg’s Department of Economic Development in Lewisburg, TN recently participated in TVA’s Community Livability Initiative. The new program, developed by TVA Economic Development, is designed to map and showcase livability assets in an effort to attract economic growth in the area and showcase talent attraction assets. Through an application selection process, the program is offered to community economic development organizations in the TVA service area to help foster long-term success. Livability asset mapping is conducted by Valley community participants and culminates in a presentation to TVA Economic Development as well as site selection consultants.
“A community’s ability to compete, gain jobs, and attract economic investments depends on local leaders being prepared, having product available, and understanding its workforce story, and livability assets to differentiate their community’s unique strengths,” said TVA Senior Vice President of Economic Development John Bradley.
“With a renewed focus on attracting talent, retaining talent and developing talent, community livability has never been more discussed in economic development circles,” said Greg Lowe, Lewisburg’s Director of Economic Development. “We have to have a community where people want to live in order to remain relevant in retaining and recruiting new business and industry. That is what this program by TVA and Newmark Knight Frank so needed and important right now for especially rural communities like ours. Special thanks to our own Community Livability Committee – Mayor Jim Bingham, JECDB Director Emily Darnell, Chamber of Commerce Director Ritaanne Weaver, Jennifer Pearson, Louisa Davis, Kathryn Lintz, Rob Wiles, Lacy Hooten, Race Wilson and Barbara Woods. And a very special Thanks to TVA and Newmark Knight Frank for giving us some much-needed feedback on where we stand and what we can do to improve our community livability.”
The Tennessee Valley Authority is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity for business customers and local power companies serving 10 million people in parts of seven southeastern states. TVA receives no taxpayer funding, deriving virtually all of its revenues from sales of electricity. In addition to operating and investing its revenues in its electric system, TVA provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists local power companies and state and local governments with economic development and job creation. More information is available at TVA.com.
The City of Lewisburg Department of Economic Development exists to assist local businesses and industries thrive while creating an environment for new businesses and industries to grow. The City of Lewisburg Department of Economic Development does this to give each and every person in Lewisburg and Marshall County the opportunity to create wealth while also giving leaders the opportunity to make Lewisburg and Marshall County a better place to live, learn, work and play. To find our more, log onto www.lewisburgtn.gov.