ETMAC, Chamber Releases 2014 Military Economic Impact Report
The East Tennessee Military Affairs Council (ETMAC), in conjunction with the Knoxville Chamber, released its 2014 Military Economic Impact Report for Knoxville and the surrounding area today.
April 3, 2014
The purpose of the report is to demonstrate the economic impact area military units, personnel salaries, and other related military activities have locally. It provides business and civic leaders, and the public at large, with a complete picture of the significant contribution that the military and defense programs and personnel have on the economy of East Tennessee.
Unlike some areas that have large active duty military installations, the military presence in East Tennessee is characterized by a number of small- to medium-sized units. Given this unique situation, one of the primary focal points of ETMAC’s charter is to collect the various military and military-related economic data into a single document and then explain the cumulative effect of this spending on our community. It is hoped that this analysis will raise awareness of the importance of the military to the economy of East Tennessee, and also increase the public’s appreciation of the critical national defense missions carried out by our local citizens and their organizations. To read the report, visit www.etmac.org
East Tennessee Military Affairs Council is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1990 to recognize, encourage, support and advocate on behalf of military activities in East Tennessee.