Economic Development Track

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Join us for the 2018 TNEC Economic Development track.

Economic Development Track


Join us for the 2018 TNEC Economic Development Track.


The Economic Development Track looks at the important relationships between economic development, environment, and health. Presenters emphasize the importance and profitability of making smart environmental and health choices in our communities.


Stephen Brooks - Division Chief, Federal Law Enforcement discusses the necessary paradigm shift to stop viewing of solid waste as "trash", but rather a commodity with monetary value in today's market place.


Louis Trivette and Allen Hawk from the USDA will present on improving the economy and quality of life for rural Americans by supporting business loans and providing technical assistance and information to agricultural producers and cooperatives, as well as providing technical assistance to help communities undertake community empowerment programs. 


TVA is a federal agency and subject to the Endangered Species Act (ESA). TVA actions routinely involve tree removal. TVA has experienced a growing increase in project-specific ESA consultation related to bats and trees over the last several years. Holly LeGrand will present on the programmatic bat strategy developed by TVA to improve time, cost, consistency, and predictability using TVA's existing environmental review process, existing conservation practices, and conservation funding that is generated and managed in-house.

Christian Black