By Zach Vance  |  Johnson City Press  |  Full Article

“The Northeast Tennessee Regional Economic Partnership, consisting of public officials and businessmen from Washington, Unicoi and Carter counties, entered into the public phase of its fundraising efforts on Thursday with a ‘kickoff’ event at the Millennium Centre.

Mitch Miller, CEO of the Washington County Economic Development Council, and Ron Scott, campaign chairman of the initiative, announced the group had raised $5.1 million of its $5.5 million five-year fundraising goal.

During the fundraising period, NeTREP garnered $1.44 million is ‘new money,’ which represented by investments from businesses that were new to directly funding economic development.”