Community Research Findings
Our 2012 Greater Knoxville Community Research project indicates that the Greater Knoxville Community has a unique and outstanding opportunity that combines the best of both worlds— to be both a great place to build a career and a great place to raise a family. Few places in America have the potential we have to achieve that vision. But we need to align our leadership and resources behind a common vision and plan. The research indicates that the most important current strategic themes and priorities of such a plan should be:
Globally competitive schools – Ensure that our schools are globally competitive.
UT as Top 25 – Transform the Univeristy of Tennessee into a Top 25 public research university.
Vigorous vocational campus – Create a vigorous vocational campus coordinated by Pellissippi State Community College
Clean Energy Capital – Claim and realize the potential of becoming a "Clean Energy Capital of America."
Media production and radiological science clusters – Fully develop these two additional economic development clusters.
Entrepreneurship – Become the best place in America to start and build a business.
Outdoor Knoxville – Position Knoxville as a hub for regional outdoor adventure travel.
Creative community – Broaden the base of support for arts, culture, entertainment, and the whole creative community.
Downtown→Out – Build on the downtown development momentum to transform the Heart of Knoxville.
|Greater Knoxville Community Research - January 2008 (24Mb)|
|Greater Knoxville Community Research - January 2008 (138KB)|