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Sullivan County, Tennessee
Northeast Tennessee is one of the hot spots in terms of prescription drug abuse, NAS births, and overdose deaths. The region also suffers from an unhealthy workforce, in large part due to addiction. Hear how the First Tennessee Development District took the lead role in bringing partners together to create solutions to deal with this epidemic. Learn how Northeast Tennessee builds a system a support from NAS babies to senior adults. Lottie Ryans and Mark Stephens from the First Tennessee Development District share practical ways to educate, boost awareness, and build solutions the entire community can embrace. Check out our podcast page for the full 30-minute episode.
Hawkins and Sullivan counties are the first counties in Northeast Tennessee to achieve Work Ready Community certification through the ACT National Career Readiness Certification program. Workforce development officials with the First Tennessee Development District say other counties in the region are close to obtaining the designation.
Washington County Mayor Dan Eldridge recently recalled an incident late last year when representatives of a South Korean auto parts manufacturer visited Jonesborough to scout the Washington County Industrial Park as a possible site for a new plant.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. — If she does her job right, Lottie Ryans said the eight counties in Northeast Tennessee will be added to the list of ACT Work Ready Communities across the nation.