The Tennessee Valley Corridor is a multi-state regional economic development organization dedicated to promoting the Tennessee Valley Corridor as one of the nation's premier science and technology centers, and to leveraging the Valley's abundant research and technology assets and institutions for maximum regional economic development and new job creation.

Since 1995 when it was first formed by Congressman Zach Wamp, the Tennessee Valley Corridor has built a strong alliance of community, business, education and government leaders through a series of regular regional economic summits led by the Corridor's bipartisan and multi-state Congressional delegation and a blue-ribbon board of regional leaders. These events have strategically linked the technology-rich Tennessee Valley Corridor -- from North Alabama through Tennessee into Southwest Virginia and Southern and Eastern Kentucky. The recent Summit in Huntsville, Alabama was the 19th in a series of regular economic development Summits the Corridor has organized throughout the Tennessee Valley and in Washington, D.C.

The Corridor’s current Congressional delegation includes Tennessee Congressmen Zach Wamp, Bart Gordon, Lincoln Davis, David Davis and Jimmy Duncan; Alabama Congressmen Bud Cramer and Robert Aderholt; Kentucky Congressman Hal Rogers; and Virginia Congressman Rick Boucher. In addition, Tennessee Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker, as well as Alabama Senators Jeff Sessions and Richard Shelby, have been particularly active supporters of the effort.

Building relationships and strong collaborations among our federal institutions, world-class research universities and dozens of corporate leaders in science and technology, the Tennessee Valley Corridor 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.

These strong federal and regional assets include: NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center; the U.S. Army's Redstone Arsenal; the U.S. Air Force's Arnold Engineering Development Center; the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Y-12 National Security Complex; the Tennessee Valley Authority; the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education; the Great Smoky Mountains National Park; the National Transportation Research Center; the Center for Rural Development; the National Safe Skies Alliance; several world-class research universities; and dozens of corporate leaders in science and technology.

In 2004, the Tennessee Valley Corridor and the Research Triangle Partnership in Raleigh, N.C. were both honored by the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration as the top two regional economic development organizations in the country for enhancing regional competitiveness.

On August 14, 2008 M2M officially joined the TVC footprint.

View the press release here.

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