More than 100 community leaders, executives, educators and entrepreneurs are expected to attend a Tri-State economic development conference next Tuesday in Johnson City, TN.

“Leading Change To Achieve Regional Potential” is sponsored in part by the Blue Ridge Economic Council and Advantage West.

Kirk Watson, a former mayor of Austin TX who led efforts to develop the city’s economy into one of the nation’s best, is the keynote speaker.

Also speaking will be Suzanne Morse, who works for the Pew Charitable Trust and is author of “Smart Communities”.

BREC sponsored and hosted the event in 2003.

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