Revitalizing a Community

Date: 

Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 5:00pm

Location: 

124 Mount Auburn, Suite 200-North, Room 226, Cambridge, MA

Kingsport, Tennessee’s Higher Education Program

About the Seminar
Formerly a rustbelt city with an over reliance on heavy manufacturing, Kingsport, Tennessee faced the growing crises of an aging population, shrinking younger-aged workforce, and dropping education levels which threatened its already falling living standards.

In order to reverse its impending economic crisis, Kingsport launched a successful ’Educate and Grow’ campaign to attract new business investment to the region by upgrading the quality of its workforce. This initiative won the Innovations in American Government Award in 2009.

This event was part of the Innovation in Government Seminar Series, which explores various aspects and approaches to the study of government innovation. This year-long series seeks to educate and inform the next generation of government innovators.

You can watch a video about this project here.

Innovations in Government Seminar Series
This event is part of the Innovation in Government Seminar Series, which explores various aspects and approaches to the study of government innovation. This year-long series seeks to educate and inform the next generation of government innovators.