The Tennessee Valley Corridor (TVC) is an award-winning regional economic development organization focused on supporting federal science and technology missions in the Valley, competing for new missions and leveraging these assets for private sector job development. The TVC is a 501(c) 6 chartered organization, with a board of directors representing the five-state region.
In carrying out its mission, the TVC promotes the 10 congressional districts in East and Middle Tennessee, North Alabama, Western North Carolina, Eastern Kentucky and Southwest Virginia as one of the premier science and technology regions in the nation.
Since 1995 when it was first formed, the TVC has built a strong alliance of community, business, education and government leaders through a series of regional technology summits in partnership with the Corridor’s congressional delegation.
Building relationships and strong collaborations among our federal institutions, world-class research universities and community colleges, and corporate leaders in science and technology, the TVC has helped showcase the Valley’s superior quality of life and the people, business, natural and scientific resources needed for high-tech research, development, business and investment in the 21st Century.
Federal and regional assets include: NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, the U.S. Army and DoD commands on the Redstone Arsenal, the U.S. Air Force’s Arnold Engineering Development Complex, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, National Nuclear Secruity Agency’s Y-12 National Security Complex, the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, Chattanooga’s SimCenter, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Center for Rural Development, National Institute for Hometown Security, the National Safe Skies Alliance, the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, research universities and community colleges.
In 2004, the TVC and the Research Triangle Partnership in Raleigh, N.C. were both selected and honored by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration as the top regional economic development organizations in the country for enhancing regional competitiveness.