When Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council (TAEBC) President Tom Ballard visited Washington, DC earlier this month as part of the “White House Forum on Connecting Regional Innovation Ecosystems to Federal and National Labs,” he was one of several Tennesseans joining 80 White Houseindividuals from different industries throughout the nation with a common goal – to ensure that federal labs continue to do even more for regional economies.

Hosted by the White House National Economic Council, Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), and Office of Management and Budget, the forum was one of several such sessions that are being organized around a variety of topics.

“Attending an event like this has to make you proud that many of the initiatives that we have underway were part of a national dialogue on best practices,” said Ballard.

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