More cities and towns in the Valley region are marrying economic development with environmental sustainability in order to become more appealing to site selection consultants and companies and they’re doing so by participating in TVA’s Valley Sustainable Communities program.
The Valley Sustainable Communities program helps communities compete for new investments and jobs by identifying and cataloging the community’s sustainable assets and increasing their sustainable commitments.
Through this community preparedness program, cities, towns and counties can earn Silver, Gold and Platinum designations as they work toward a “triple bottom line” of healthy environment, thriving community and economic prosperity.
“This program is the first of its kind to connect the dots between corporate America’s commitment to sustainability and its impact on economic development, which ultimately will ensure that our communities are more prepared to compete in global markets,” added John Bradley, TVA senior vice president of Economic Development.
“Sustainability is not a fad. It is an important commitment made by corporate America that will be vital for current and future generations,” said Del Boyette, president and CEO of Boyette Strategic Advisors (BSA). BSA developed and administers the program for TVA. (more…)