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TVA among top power companies for economic development

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TVA has again made Site Selection magazine’s list of power companies that do the best job of economic development.
Knoxville-based Tennessee Valley Authority is one of ten utility companies included on the annual “Top Utilities in Economic Development” list published in the magazine’s September 2013 issue.
The magazine cited TVA for helping to bring “$5.9 billion in corporate facility investment in 2012, expected to create 48,500 jobs across TVA’s 80,000-sq.-mile, seven-state territory with a population of 9 million.”
Site Selection magazine is closely followed by thousands of corporate executives across the country who decide where their companies will invest in new plants and expand existing ones.
TVA has made the magazine’s list each of the last several years.
Given its mammoth service area it’s not surprising that TVA is a major player in the regional economy and it often lands on rankings like this. Still, recognition from Site Selection is a lot better than not making the list at all.
The list is based on  an “analysis of corporate end-user project activity in 2012 in that company’s territory; website tools and data; innovative programs and incentives for business, including energy efficiency and renewable energy programs; and the utility’s own job-creating infrastructure and facility investment trends,” the magazine said.
The power companies are listed in alphabetical order.
Click here for the Site Selection story.

Renewable energy workshop at Walters State

Wind and solar energy related careers and work force training will be the focus of a workshop next week at the Center for Workforce Education at Walters State Community College in Morristown.

Renewable Energy and Workforce Development will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m on Wednesday, Aug. 25. The workshop is free but registration is required. Topics to be discussed include, careers around renewable energy, workforce training and educational programs.

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