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21 02, 2019

Clay County Awarded Creative Placement Grant

2019-02-21T22:53:56+00:00February 21st, 2019|Economic & Community Development, Regional News, UCDD News|0 Comments

The Tennessee Arts Commission and the Upper Cumberland Development District are pleased to announce that Clay County has been awarded the Creative Placemaking Grant for arts enhancement of the county’s historic courthouse. Clay County, with assistance from the Upper Cumberland Development District, applied for and was awarded the maximum amount of $8,000, which was matched [...]

20 11, 2018

Historic courthouse will showcase Clay County heritage

2018-11-20T16:04:06+00:00November 20th, 2018|Economic & Community Development, Regional News, UCDD News|0 Comments

On November 8, local officials welcomed visitors to the Clay County Courthouse to celebrate the installation of nine large display panels, each showcasing a different subject of Clay County history. The welcoming event capped off a decade-long collaboration between local leaders, the Upper Cumberland Development District and the MTSU Center for Historic Preservation. The project [...]

24 07, 2018

City of Baxter Receives Tourism Enhancement Grant

2018-07-24T15:34:35+00:00July 24th, 2018|Economic & Community Development, Regional News|0 Comments

The City of Baxter receives a $75,000 Tourism Enhancement Grant to build an amphitheater stage in the new "Baxter Seminary Park." Kevin Triplett, Commissioner of Tourist Development, recently came to Baxter to present the check. The new park project is a joint effort between Baxter City, Putnam County and Putnam County Schools. Construction on the [...]

19 06, 2018

Crump Paris Park Grand Opening

2018-06-19T19:51:25+00:00June 19th, 2018|Economic & Community Development, Regional News|0 Comments

On May 17, 2018 Smith County celebrated the grand opening of the newly renovated Crump Paris Park located on Gordonsville Hwy.The renovation project totaled approximately $137,000 and was funded in part by a $60,00 grant from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Local Parks and Recreation Fund. The project denoted a complete renovation of [...]

27 04, 2018

Local Economic Development Professional Graduate of TVA’s Professional Rural Leadership Institute

2018-04-27T20:12:48+00:00April 27th, 2018|Economic & Community Development, UCDD News|0 Comments

COOKEVILLE, Tennessee – Leah Bane, WIOA Financial Specialist of the Upper Cumberland Development District in Cookeville recently graduated from TVA’s Rural Leadership Institute. The Rural Leadership Institute, developed and sponsored by TVA Economic Development, provides professional leadership training to rural community economic development professionals in the TVA service area. The institute is designed to help [...]

13 04, 2018

Algood To Purchase Historic White Plains

2018-04-13T14:43:21+00:00April 13th, 2018|Economic & Community Development, Regional News|0 Comments

The City of Algood will be purchasing the historic White Plains home. The city council unanimously approved the $250,000 purchase this week, which includes the house and 2.27 acres. The antebellum home and property has a unique history as Putnam County’s earliest center of commerce, its first seat of government and an important stop along [...]

5 04, 2018

UPPER CUMBERLAND DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT ANNOUNCES ARTS GRANT OPPORTUNITY

2018-04-05T22:16:15+00:00April 5th, 2018|Economic & Community Development, Regional News, UCDD News|0 Comments

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

3 08, 2017

2017 Arts Build Communities Help Volunteers and Artists Enrich Our Region

2017-08-03T18:51:14+00:00August 3rd, 2017|Economic & Community Development, Regional News|0 Comments

The Upper Cumberland Development District received $18,650 from the Tennessee Arts Commission. As grants go, that is a small one to serve 14 counties. You may be surprised what a difference it makes.   Eleven arts projects were completed in seven counties with over 200 artists involved. Three hundred ninety-eight volunteers provided six thousand six [...]

21 11, 2016

Warren County Leading the State in Future Advanced Robotics Training

2017-02-14T05:01:55+00:00November 21st, 2016|Economic & Community Development|0 Comments

McMinnville is gearing up to offer high-tech advanced robotics training in the near future thanks to the largest grant ever awarded to Motlow State Community College. On Wednesday, November 16, Gov. Bill Haslam announced Motlow State Community College as a recipient of the Drive to 55 Capacity Fund grant in the amount of $5.5 million [...]

21 10, 2016

Plateau Partnership Park Receives $500,000 for Infrastructure Expansion

2017-02-14T05:01:55+00:00October 21st, 2016|Economic & Community Development|0 Comments

Infrastructure improvements are in store for the Plateau Partnership Park in the near future thanks to a sizeable grant received from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). ARC awarded $500,000 to the Industrial Development Board (IDB) of The Counties of Cumberland, Morgan and Roane Tennessee for the design and permitting of a 300,000 gallon elevated water [...]

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