McMinn Recognized for Threestar Certification

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1 Nov 2022

Representatives from McMinn County recently attended the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s 2022 Governor’s Conference in Nashville. During the event, attendees heard from Governor Bill Lee and TNECD Commissioner Stuart McWhorter, as well as CBS Sports Lead Play-by-Play Announcer Jim Nantz and a host of other speakers who discussed topics ranging from entrepreneurship to workforce to foreign direct investment and the programs that help build strong communities throughout the state.  Since 2017, McMinn County has been awarded 41 rural and community development programs administerd by TNECD totaling more than $8.7 million in grant funding and consulting services.  

ThreeStar Community Development Certification efforts were recognized with county representatives, along with Commissioner McWhorter and TNECD Community Development Director Jody Sliger. ThreeStar serves to promote economic and community prosperity through collaboration to positively impact every Tennessean. 

Pictured L-R: Jody Sliger (Community Development Director, TNECD), Chynna Smith (McMinn EDA Executive Assistant), Commissioner Stuart McWhorter (TNECD), Lindsey Ferguson (McMinn EDA Executive Director), Anissa Ingram (Business Development Specialist, TNECD)