The beautiful city of Knoxville, Tennessee, will be celebrating its 225th anniversary in October 2016. Not only does the as the city boast a glorious past, it is also creating an equally glorious future for its residents. The city has undertaken a host of redevelopment projects, which in turn have boosted new business opportunities.
New business houses have set up offices and plants in the city, creating better job opportunities, while on the education front, the University of Tennessee continues to provide quality higher education.
Appreciating the Heroes of the City
Apart from the physical changes that the city is experiencing, the community as a whole is also taking up several initiatives to make Knoxville a better place to live in. Such initiatives include appreciations and awards by the government as well as free camps by private institutions for the betterment of society.
Officials of the Tennessee congressional delegation are making efforts to honor Army Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds, who served in World War 2 and died in 1985. “US Rep John J Duncan Jr, R-Knoxville, and the state’s two US senators – Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker – have begun looking for ways the US government might be able to formally honor the Knoxville soldier,” says a report by WRCBTV.com in February 2016.
The city of Knoxville is also awarding and acknowledging the contribution of people with small business ideas. A local entrepreneur received a grant worth $10,000 from the Knoxville Area Urban League. The entrepreneur was selected as the winner from her participation in the CO.STARTERS training program. The CEO of the Knoxville Urban League is known to have emphasized how the economy of Knoxville is built from such small businesses. The next CO.STARTERS program is set to begin in March 2016.
Helping the Less Fortunate
Another heartwarming initiative was undertaken by Heal the Land movement. The organization distributed close to 10,000 pounds of foods to the needy families in early February 2016. The organization aims to give back to society through such initiatives but also wants to send out the message to the youth that there are alternatives to gang-related activities.
A free healthcare clinic was hosted by Remote Area Medical in early February 2016, says an article in WBIR.com. Remote Area Medical offered free dental, medical and vision screenings for those with little or no insurance. Such efforts have made necessary and vital healthcare affordable for the less fortunate.
Such collective efforts by the city administration and community at large have contributed in a significant way to making Knoxville, Tennessee, one of the best places to live and work in.