18 10, 2021

Local SBDC Looks to Add Interns, Aid Area Businesses

2021-10-18T14:16:49+00:00October 18th, 2021|Economic & Community Development, UCDD News|Comments Off on Local SBDC Looks to Add Interns, Aid Area Businesses

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Upper Cumberland Development District (UCDD) is working closely with Tennessee Tech University to recruit interns. Designed to offer skilled support to local businesses this program also provides students with practical work experience, growth, and development opportunities.  “The interns in this program operate much like independent contractors, making it [...]

7 09, 2021

UCDD, City of Baxter celebrate completion of grant-funded park

2021-09-07T17:04:49+00:00September 7th, 2021|Economic & Community Development, Regional News, UCDD News|Comments Off on UCDD, City of Baxter celebrate completion of grant-funded park

In early September, local officials gathered to celebrate the ribbon cutting of the new Baxter Seminary Park. This new park, a recipient of a $750,000 dollar grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee (BCBST). "Baxter being awarded this BlueCross grant is a great example of a community establishing a clear vision of what they [...]

9 06, 2021

UCDD Announces Informative Arts Build Communities Grants Workshop

2021-06-09T19:55:39+00:00June 9th, 2021|Economic & Community Development, Regional News, UCDD News|Comments Off on UCDD Announces Informative Arts Build Communities Grants Workshop

The Upper Cumberland Development District (UCDD) is a designated agency to administer grant funding through the Tennessee Arts Commission’s Arts Build Communities program. The Arts Build Communities (ABC) grant program is designed to provide support for art projects that broaden access to arts experiences, address community quality of life issues through arts, or enhance the [...]

19 05, 2021

John’s Place Awarded $40,000 Historic Preservation Grant

2021-05-19T16:04:43+00:00May 19th, 2021|Economic & Community Development, Regional News, UCDD News|Comments Off on John’s Place Awarded $40,000 Historic Preservation Grant

John's Place, a small, African American-owned restaurant and bar operated  continuously by the McClellan family since 1949, has been awarded a $40,000 grant by the Backing Historic Small Historic Restaurants program. The grant was made possible by American Express  and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  UCDD Historic Preservation Planner Mark Dudney authored the grant [...]

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