TNDEC says to “remain a powerhouse in the automotive space” Tennessee is “ready to invest in and leverage our state’s assets.” 

Crossville – Whisper Aero of Crossville is at the forefront of technology, and recently the Crossville assembled “Whisper Jet,” appeared at the TennSMART Mobility Expo in Nashville Dec. 5-6. 

“It’s companies like Whisper Aero that are helping position the state as a top destination for research, innovation and the next generation of high-quality jobs,” according to the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Investment (TNDEC). “The aerospace startup, headquartered in Crossville, Tennessee, also announced ReConnecTN, an infrastructure plan that includes a statewide network of 10 plus electrified airports in the Volunteer State. It’s companies like Whisper Aero that are helping position the state as a top destination for research, innovation and the next generation of high-quality jobs.”

TNDEC says it is looking “toward the future” to build on Tennessee’s legacy and diversify the state’s economy. 

“Mobility, the movement of people and goods around the globe, is the new term encompassing the automotive and transportation sectors,” said TDEC. “With recent technological and innovative advancements, new opportunities exist in creating efficient and sustainable mobility solutions with a focus on digitization and connectivity.”

TNDEC says to “remain a powerhouse in the automotive space” Tennessee is “ready to invest in and leverage our state’s assets.” 

The state looks to invest in research and development and human capital to position Tennessee as the “premier destination for mobility and automotive research, innovation and the next generation of high-quality jobs.”

The first phase of the plan: Moblity and Automotive Discovery.

The TNGO (Transportation Network Growth Opportunity) Mobility and Automotive Discovery aims to partner “communities, companies and or economic development applicants with researchers across the state” to help solve some of the state’s transportation-related issues. 

“It is an economic development tool designed to connect statewide research assets, communities and talent to spark new research and innovation in this sector,” according to TNECD.

The deadline for phase one is Feb. 2, 2024. 

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