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A firm foundation • Among the lowest crime & utility rates • Among the A firm foundation • Among the lowest crime & utility rates • Among the best water/air quality ratings • Among the lowest costs of living • Among the lowest property tax rates • No state income, pers. prop. or wheel tax • Consistently rated a “best place” to live • An excellent public education system • A college scholarship program • First region named All America City • Home to award-winning Marriott hotel • Nestled in the Appalachian foothills • Located at confluence of I-81 and I-26 • Full service airport / 6 hubs • Foreign Trade Zone status • Host to national AAU tournaments • Fun Fest (a Southern Living top festival) • National Keep America Beautiful award • Tennessee’s only First Night • A multi-year winner of Tree City USA • Community of vision/Kingsport Tomorrow • A professional, proactive City government • East Tennessee State University • Midway between U. T. & Virginia Tech

Vision & leadership Economic Summit • November 3 -4, 1999 • 60 Community Leaders Vision & leadership Economic Summit • November 3 -4, 1999 • 60 Community Leaders – Local Government, Business, Community/Neighborhood, State/Regional • Visioning and Strategic Planning • Consensus Building • Groundbreaking

Partnerships…for shared success Local Government Business Community The Economic Development Partnership State & Region Partnerships…for shared success Local Government Business Community The Economic Development Partnership State & Region Of Kingsport Community & Neighborhood

Outcomes First Steps and Stewards 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Outcomes First Steps and Stewards 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Northeast State Technical Community College Redevelopment Infrastructure Entrepreneurial organization Information technology Small business Web site development Sports tourism and conventions Economic development structure Adopt assumptions of economic development Keith Wilson Dave Clark Jeff Fleming Ray Griffin Dave Sieg Bob Arrington John Williams Jenny Seguin Miles Burdine

Successful cities… ü Have vigorous visionary leadership in their public and private sectors, which Successful cities… ü Have vigorous visionary leadership in their public and private sectors, which anticipates change and harnesses it to positive advantage. ü ü Welcome the information age and embrace the postindustrial era while providing ways for people to come together. ü ü Are driven by collaborative strategies. They find strength in diversity, partnership, and citizen participation in the community-building process. ü ü Think and act globally, regionally and locally. Leadership reaches from neighborhood to regional to global. They work within the framework of a new paradigm. ü ü Deliver services efficiently and cope effectively with urban problems such as security, education, housing, transportation, infrastructure, and environmental degradation. ü ü Have a vibrant central city, limit “bad” sprawl, and promote smart growth. Cityship creates “places worthy of our affection”. Bill Hudnut, Mayor of Indianapolis, 1976 -91

Summary First Steps: 1. Northeast State Technical Community College • • 2. Educate and Summary First Steps: 1. Northeast State Technical Community College • • 2. Educate and Grow Scholarship Program Regional Center for Applied Technology, Downtown Kingsport Redevelopment • • 3. Target Areas: Downtown, Green Acres, Stonegate Model City Coalition Plan Intelli. Thought (250 emp. ), Barker Building ($3 m / 250 emp. ), Willamette ($450 m) Private Sector: Lowe’s / Eastman Road / Modern Bakery / Schlotsky’s Infrastructure • • 4. Meadow. View Crossroads Entrepreneurial organization • 5. HPO / U. Va. Information technology • MSAP / Giga. POP – Downtown Convergence

Summary First Steps: 6. Small business • 7. Holston Business Development Center Web site Summary First Steps: 6. Small business • 7. Holston Business Development Center Web site development • 8. “Cutting Edge” site under development Sports tourism and conventions • 9. BMA / KCVB Sports Feasibility Study Economic development structure • 10. Scott Welmaker – redevelopment, commissioned sales, C. E. D. Assumptions of Economic Development 1. The Essence of Strategy = allocation of limited resources to achieve maximum results

“Greatness is not in where we stand, but in what direction we are moving. “Greatness is not in where we stand, but in what direction we are moving. We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it – but sail we must, and not drift, nor lie at anchor” Oliver Wendell Holmes




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