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Educators in the Workplace returns

Knoxville area teachers who want to learn more about the business world can sign up for Educators in the Workplace, an Innovation Valley program that allows teachers to spend time with local businesses in the summer.

Companies particpating this year include Capstan, Roane County Medical Center, Oak Ridge National Lab, Toho Tenax, Molecular Pathology Laboratory Network, Inc., 21st Mortgage, Y-12, Standard Aero and Covenant Health.

For more info contact Ahanna Esters at the Knoxville Chamber at 865-246-2658 or aestes@knoxvillechamber.com.

Here’s a video on the program.

Brookings report: clusters good for the economy

Governors looking to boost job creation in their states should cultivate industry clusters that 112510switchgrass25_mc14132.jpgfocus on existing businesses and home-grown start-ups, says a Brookings Institution report released on Wednesday.

Old economic development strategies — tax credits, research and development, training programs, and physical infrastructure — won’t by themselves get it done in today’s post-recession environment, according to the report, Job Creation on a Budget.

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