A Note from Our Executive Director, Dr. Paul H. Jennings

January 22, 2018 - Happy 2018!

UTCIS had a record breaking 2017. We assisted 650 companies, trained 5,000 people and facilitated $1.6 billion in customer reported economic impact (capital investment, increased sales, and reduced costs).  We owe a special thank you to our customers and partners for these opportunities and results.

As thankful as we are for an outstanding 2017, we’re looking forward to an even better 2018. Here are a few things that we’re excited about. 

We’re excited about helping manufacturers establish a workplace that attracts and develops the talent needed to succeed and grow. This means a workplace that is safe, has great leadership, minimizes waste, and produces at the highest levels. UTCIS has proven expertise to help you do that.

We’re excited about helping economic developers and business leaders develop the skills needed to market communities, attract investment, and grow jobs. Working with our federal, state and community partners, we will continue to expand and improve our economic development programs.

We’re also excited about helping small businesses identify federal procurement opportunities and navigate the process leading to government contracts. These contracts ultimately lead to jobs and address the UTCIS mission of “serving business and government to improve the lives of Tennesseans.”

There are many reasons for us to look forward to an outstanding 2018. The best reason, of course, is the continued opportunity to serve our customers and state as we work together toward our vision of “Tennessee as a global leader with thriving business and industry, efficient and effective government, and vibrant communities.”

Wishing you a wonderful 2018.

Paul H. Jennings

Executive Director