Since 1995 when it was first formed by Tennessee Congressman Zach Wamp, the Tennessee Valley Corridor has built a strong alliance of community, business, education and government leaders through a series of regular regional economic summits led by the Corridor's bipartisan and multi-state Congressional delegation.
The Corridor’s current Congressional delegation includes Tennessee Congressmen Chuck Fleischmann, Diane Black, Jimmy Duncan, Scott DesJarlais, and Phil Roe; Alabama Congressmen Mo Brooks and Robert Aderholt; Kentucky Congressman Hal Rogers; North Carolina Congressman Heath Shuler and Virginia Congressman Morgan Griffith. In addition, Tennessee Senators Lamar Alexander, Bob Corker, and Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, have been particularly active supporters of the effort.
Building on such regional assets as NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, the U.S. Army's Redstone Arsenal, the U.S. Air Force's Arnold Engineering Development Center, the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Y-12 national security complex, the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, NOAA's National Climatic Data Center, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the National Transportation Research Center, the Center for Rural Development, the National Safe Skies Alliance, our world-class research universities and dozens of corporate leaders in science and technology, the Corridor has helped showcase the Tennessee Valley's superior quality of life and the people, business, natural and scientific resources needed for high-tech research, development, business and investment in the 21st Century.
Below: U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood addressed Summit attendees at the 2010 National Summit in Washington, D.C.
Below: Former Congressman Zach Wamp (R-TN) and Congressman Heath Shuler (D-NC)
look on as Congressman Phil Roe (R-TN) speaks at the
2008 Southeast Partnership Event in Asheville, NC.
Below (from left to right): The roundtable discussion panel at the 2006 Summit closing dinner consisted of
Ron Bailey, Dean of Engineering, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; former Congressman Zach Wamp (R-TN);
Congressman Jimmy Duncan (R-TN); Congressman Hal Rogers (R-KY); former Congressman Bob Inglis (R-SC);
and Congressman Robert Aderholt (R-AL).