Coverings Conference
Orlando, Florida | April 14-17, 2015
Many tile and ceramic industry companies have recently located in Tennessee, and many more have expressed interest in our state. In order to attract more investment in this industry, Tennessee had a presence at the Coverings Conference in Orlando, Florida on April 14-17. There was a Tennessee booth in the exhibit hall, as well as a reception hosted by TEP on Tuesday, April 14 from 6-8 p.m. at B.B. Kings Orlando. 

Chicago Key Market Visit and Cubs Game with Commissioner Boyd
Chicago, Illinois | May 28 – 29, 2015
TEP hosted a key market visit to Chicago on May 28-29. In-office consultant meetings were scheduled with top site selection consultants in the area. TEP along with ECD Commissioner Randy Boyd then hosted a suite at the Chicago Cubs vs. Kansas City Royals baseball game on Friday, May 29 for our top consultants and prospects to join us for a fun afternoon of networking and baseball.

Northeast Tennessee Red Carpet Tour
Bristol, Tennessee | August 20 – 23, 2015
Consultants were invited to attend the Northeast Tennessee Red Carpet Tour, hosted by NETWORKS Sullivan Partnership and sponsored by TEP. The three-day event featured tours of Eastman Chemical, the Tri-Cities regional airport and the East Tennessee Distillery, as well as panel discussions and presentations highlighting the area’s assets. The tour culminated with a night race at the Bristol Motor Speedway with a VIP suite experience and pit passes.

Middle Tennessee Red Carpet Tour
Williamson County, Tennessee | September 25 – 27, 2015
Williamson, Inc. hosted a Red Carpet Tour this fall sponsored by TEP. The event featured lunch at Nissan with executives, a fam driving tour of Williamson County with a focus on business districts and available/new office space and dinner at Homestead Manor in Thompson's Station. The event  culminated with VIP passes to the Pilgrimage Music Festival on Saturday, along with a meet-and-greet with Sheryl Crow and dinner at Gray's on Main.

New York Key Market Visit and Yankees Game with Commissioner Boyd
New York, New York | September 30 – October 2, 2015
TEP  visited New York for in-office meetings with the area’s top site selection consultants beginning the morning of Thursday, October 1. Meetings were scheduled for all day on Thursday through lunch on Friday. TEP along with ECD Commissioner Randy Boyd also hosted the home plate suite at the last home Yankees game of the year (Yankees vs. Red Sox) at 6 p.m. on Thursday.

Atlanta Key Market Visit and Songwriter Reception
Atlanta, Georgia | October 21 – 23, 2015
TEP visited Atlanta for in-office meetings with the area’s top site selection consultants beginning the morning of Thursday, October 22. We scheduled meetings all day on Thursday through lunch on Friday. TEP also hosted a songwriter reception featuring Grammy Award winner Tim Nichols on the evening of October 22 for top consultants.

Dallas Key Market Visit and Songwriter Reception
Dallas, Texas | November 2 – 4, 2015
TEP's visit to Dallas coincided with SEDC's Young Professionals Conference. TEP  set meetings with the area’s top site selection consultants beginning the morning of Tuesday, November 2. TEP also hosted a songwriter reception on the evening of November 3.

West Tennessee Red Carpet Tour
Memphis, Tennessee | December 8-10, 2015
Greater Memphis Chamber hosted a Red Carpet Tour in December sponsored by TEP. The event featured a Memphis Grizzlies vs. OKC Thunder game, an economic development leadership forum, a helicopter tour of the city's logistics and industrial assets, a tour of the world's largest Bass Pro Shop and the FedEx World Tour. 

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