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FTDD Introduces New Logo

The First Tennessee Development District has introduced a new logo to compliment a recently redesigned website that elevates the Development District’s identity and supports its unique role as Northeast Tennessee’s economic and community development organization.

“Throughout our nearly 55-year history, the FTDD has grown to serve the needs of Northeast Tennessee. Formed to promote economic vitality in the region, the FTDD has added many other roles to our core responsibility. The new logo and website reflect that growth and transformation,” said Chris Craig, the FTDD Executive Director. “This new look is the sum of many hours and focus on the part of the staff, and the initial response we have received from our partners and stakeholders, including the city and county mayors across Northeast Tennessee, has been overwhelmingly positive.”

Designed and built by the staff of the FTDD, the new website is more user friendly and is enabled for mobile devices. Most importantly, the website highlights the Development District’s programs and projects that support economic and community development, workforce development, housing, local and transportation planning, environmental and historic preservation, and the Area Agency on Aging & Disability.

About the FTDD

The First Tennessee Development District was formed in 1966 as a result of legislation passed by the Tennessee General Assembly. The First Tennessee Development District is one of nine regional organizations in the state that carries out general and comprehensive planning and development activities for local governments. The mayors from the eight counties and twenty municipalities that comprise the District, as well as industrial and legislative representatives, serve on the board of directors and provide direction to the staff as they serve the region through planning, coordination, and technical assistance.

For all questions about the new logo or website, please contact Mark Stevans,

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