Helping to make the Upper Cumberland a better place to live, work and play.

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TECH-REDI - Regional Economic Development Institute

Counties of the Upper Cumberland

In partnership with the Appalachian Regional Commission and the TECH-REDI Program (Regional Economic Development Institute) of Tennessee Tech University, WCTE created a marketing effort to increase public awareness of the importance of education to economic development in the Upper Cumberland region.

Through this partnership WCTE seeks to help build an educated workforce in the region, raise community awareness to support at-risk students and develop regional economic resources.


WCTE recently convened a panel of experts and produced an hour-long program entitled Economics of Education in the Upper Cumberland. The experts included Dr. Kathleen Airhart, Deputy Commissioner of Education for the State of Tennessee; Dr. Susan Elkins, TTU Vice-President for Extended Programs and Regional Development; and Lillian Hartgrove, Vice-President of Economic Development at the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce.

The panel discussed the causes of high dropout rates, the State of Tennessee’s changing academic standards and the effects of these issues on our regional economy. Edited versions of this program will be broadcast as public service announcements and information regarding education resources will be provided. The show premieres at 7 pm on February 20, 2012, repeating at 9 pm on February 23 and 5 pm on February 26.



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Hewlett Packard 2000-417NR Notebook PC

Winner to be drawn and notified on 5/3/2012.

HP 2000-417NR Notebook PC

As part of this awareness campaign, WCTE is giving away a brand new Hewlett Packard Notebook PC. 

Features: VISION Technology with AMD Dual-Core E-300 Accelerated Processor, 500GB Hard Drive, 4GB Memory, and 15.6" diagonal widescreen.

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