The Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council is a proud sponsor of the Tennessee Valley Corridor’s upcoming 2021 National Summit on June 2-3, 2021, held at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The theme for this year’s Summit is “The Power of Partnerships: National Leadership Through Regional Collaboration.”

For more than 25 years, the Tennessee Valley Corridor has worked to advance important federal missions and expand federal investments to create more private sector job opportunities across the five-state region.

TAEBC champions advanced energy as a job creation and economic development strategy. Key to our mission is establishing strategic partnership to connect assets with opportunities that further the Tennessee advanced energy economy. We also educate public officials and business leaders about the state’s advanced energy assets and inform policy that expands and strengthens the entire industry.  The “power of partnerships” is an essential element in reaching our goals.

Advanced energy is relatively new but refers to any technology that makes energy cleaner, safer, more secure and more efficient. It includes manufacturers and companies that use advanced energy technologies, as well as professional service providers, researchers and entrepreneurs. Rather than favoring specific technologies, the phrase advanced energy is technology neutral. Any technology that makes energy cleaner, safer, more secure and more efficient is in the bucket. Some examples include electric vehicles, bioenergy and smart grids.

According to our 2018 Tennessee Advanced Energy Economic Impact Report, the advanced energy industry represents a $39.7 billion contribution to state GDP, employs 358,360 jobs, and includes 18,170 businesses across the state. Advanced energy injects billions into the state economy, creates high quality jobs for Tennesseans, fuels growth for existing businesses and attracts new corporate investment in the state.

TAEBC believes Tennessee’s advanced energy economy is truly thriving. Looking forward into 2021, we will pursue more collaborations and partnerships with Tennessee elected leaders, major institutions in the state and other TAEBC members as we continue to advocate for advanced energy.

A part of this plan, TAEBC looks forward to attending TVC’s 2021 Annual Summit. For over two decades, TVC has advanced important federal missions and expanded federal investments in the Tennessee Valley Corridor to create more private sector job opportunities across the region, which includes the advanced energy sector.

To celebrate our region’s advanced energy economy and strategic partnerships, join TAEBC at this year’s Summit! Only a limited number of Summit sponsorships with the opportunity to attend the in-person event are still available. Due to capacity restrictions and social distancing requirements, on-site attendance to this year’s Summit is strictly limited.

To learn more about sponsoring or attending this year’s event, click here.