The summer is heating up to be an energizing time for TAEBC with the launch of the new Energy Connect Summer Series in May. Hosted by members for members, Energy Connect provides networking opportunities to introduce new products and services and talk about timely topics.

Upcoming sessions will feature events sponsored by TAEBC members, Genera Energy, PHG Energy and Silicon Ranch. Watch your email and the TAEBC website event calendar for updates and more information.

BABC_LogoOn May 17, TAEBC member, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, hosts the first Energy Connect session in Nashville, at 1600 Division Street, #700, from 4:30-5:30 pm CT, featuring TVA’s Senior VP of Economic Development, John Bradley.

Bradley will talk about “Economic Development Trends in the Tennessee Valley.” Economic development initiatives create jobs and capital investment. Bradley will discuss the latest on TVA’s programs and give members insight into how TVA is helping to retain and recruit advanced energy companies and manufacturers to the state.

John BradleyAt TVA, Bradley has implemented a broad range of new initiatives including a targeted industrial recruitment program and increased support for community development and existing companies. He is a veteran economic development professional with more than 30 years’ experience. He came to TVA in 2002, and since that time has spearheaded the Megasites Certification Program; Valley Investment Initiative; The Data Center Sites Identification Initiative; TVA’s Rural Development Strategy and TVA’s Product Development Initiative.

Bradley’s leadership led to TVA being named one of the top utilities for economic development. Personally, Bradley was twice named one of the Top 10 Who Made a Difference in Economic Development by Southern Business & Development magazine. He serves as a member of Tennessee’s Rural Development Task Force.

The Energy Connect Summer Series at BABC will conclude with networking, featuring appetizers and happy hour beverages.

To register or for more information, here.