Two long-time supporters of the Tennessee Valley Corridor were presented the organizationâ€™s top award at the TVCâ€™s National Summit held June 1-2 on the campus of Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, Tennessee.
Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Federal Co-Chair Earl Gohl and Chattanooga attorney J. Wayne Cropp were honored with the Corridor Champion Award in recognition of their leadership to enhance the TVCâ€™s national visibility, high-tech economic development, and collaborative efforts within the five-state region, a press release said.
â€œWayne Cropp chaired the TVC first two Summits in 1995 and 1996 in Oak Ridge and Chattanooga and has been an active leader since,â€ said Board Chair Steve Cope from Tullahoma. â€œHe has been a true champion for our regionâ€™s efforts to promote its federal missions and to leverage those investments for high tech economic development. [Read more…]