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Knoxville Regional
Transportation Planning Organization

400 Main St, Suite 403
Knoxville, TN 37902

email: contact@planeasttn.org
phone: (865) 215-2500
fax: (865) 215-2068

Regional Outreach Series 1:  Strengths and Challenges

Meeting in a Box

Outreach Series 1 Meeting in Box focused on the strengths and challenges of the East Tennessee Region and on specific community the participants reside in. Over 200 people from 20 organizations participated in this first round of input gathering via a Meeting in Box.

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Regional Outreach Series 1 Meeting in a Box Results

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Meeting Code: RFS1-MWR-0131
Meeting Date: 1/31/2012
Host: Maynardville Senior Center (Union County)
Group: Table 1
Participants: 8
Community Strengths:
  1. Strong church and faith community
  2. Heritage - musical and rural farming techniques
  3. Tight knit community - neighbors helping neighbors and volunteering
Regional Strengths:
  1. Parks (state and national) - museums (e.g. Roy Acuff and Appalachian)
  2. Research and Development - (higher education, TVA, ORNL, Y-12)
  3. Faith-based community
Community Challenges:
  1. Public transportation in rural areas - limited service, cost of service to individuals, high cost of gas
  2. Lack of manufacturing/industry - high mileage to work outside of county, high amount of out of county employment.
  3. Utility assistance programs are not adequate (water, phone, electricity, gas)
Regional Challenges:
  1. Public transportation in rural areas
  2. Non-profit organizations in rural areas need to assist more in rural areas
  3. Need more manufacturing/industry

Changed at: 3/19/2012 7:26 AM Changed by: Liz Albertson
Created at: 3/19/2012 7:24 AM Created by: Liz Albertson
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