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  1. 1962 2010

  2. MeadowView: Then and Now 1991 2006

  3. 489 miles Hampton Roads / Virginia Beach = 453 Outer Banks, NC = 482 Chesapeake Bay (Baltimore, MD) = 432 Lake Erie (Cleveland, OH) = 471 Amish Country / Lancaster, PA = 488 Kingsport

  4. Kingsport is…in Tennessee’s 5th Largest Metro Nashville-Murfreesboro-Franklin, TN 1,550,733 Memphis, TN-MS-AR 1,285,732 Knoxville, TN 691,152 Chattanooga, TN-GA 518,441 Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA 304,689 Clarksville, TN-KY 261,220 Johnson City, TN 195,849 Morristown, TN 135,914 Jackson, TN 112,685 Cleveland, TN 112,143 Cookeville, TN 102,982 Sevierville-Pigeon Forge-Gatlinburg, TN 84,835 Census Bureau, Metropolitan Statistical Area: July 1, 2008

  5. Kingsport is…a proud part of America’sMountain South Knoxville, TN 691,152 Greenville, SC 624,715 Chattanooga, TN-GA 518,441 Asheville, NC 408,436 Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA 304,689 Charleston, WV 303,944 Roanoke, VA 298,108 Huntington, WV 284,234 Spartanburg, SC 280,738 Johnson City, TN 195,849 Charlottesville, VA 194,391 Anderson (Clemson) , SC 182,285 Blacksburg (Virginia Tech) 158,328 Census Bureau, Metropolitan Statistical Area: July 1, 2008

  6. Quick Facts • “It has been suggested that the name "Tennessee" originated from the old Yuchi Indian word, "Tana-see," meaning "The Meeting Place," and that this may refer to The Long Island of the Holston River(Kingsport).” • Kingsport's settlement pre-dates the State of Tennessee by 35 years!1761 British Fort Robinson built in present Kingsport (later taken • over by U.S. and renamed Fort Patrick Henry) • 1775 Land grant awarded to first King’s Port settler • 1775-1783 Revolutionary War • 1779 Sullivan County, NC (later TN) formally established1784-1789 The Lost State of Franklin1796 Tennessee statehood from North Carolina1822 "Old" Kingsport incorporated1861-1865 American Civil War • World War I • 1917 "New" Kingsport incorporated (100 years later) • 1941 World War II (Kingsport – Oak Ridge) • 2010 249 years after original settlement

  7. Planned City vs. Present City

  8. The 1999 Economic SummitEconomy in Transition • “Last one out, turn out the lights” • Major manufacturing closures/lay-offs • Eastman spin-off from Kodak • Major changes in elected officials • Major changes in leadership • A new day, a new plan • “Rustbelt” city • Call to action Kingsport Manufacturing Jobs 1990-2010 MeadowView Convention Center built

  9. A Shared Dream... The Citizens of Kingsport The Board of Mayor and Aldermen Kingsport Tomorrow Leadership Kingsport Kingsport Economic Development Board Kingsport Convention & Visitors Bureau Kingsport Chamber of Commerce

  10. The MeadowView Story

  11. Mid 1980’s Mayor Norman Spencer appoints a Blue Ribbon Committee

  12. Ballot YES NO May 3, 1988 Voters reject a bond referendum

  13. Why?

  14. Vision 2017

  15. Vision 2017 27 Goals Established

  16. Bristol Kingsport Johnson City

  17. G oals

  18. First Public/Private Partnership

  19. Civic Center Task Force

  20. Civic Center Task Force • Visited comparable centers • Performed a needs assessment • Added community input • Proposal:A civic center & full service hotel

  21. Job Creation • Retail Development • Economic Development • Improve Quality of Life

  22. 1% Meal Tax

  23. 1/4 Cent Sales Tax

  24. CIVIC Citizens Interested in Voting in a Civic Center

  25. 2 to 1

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  27. Recession in the Hospitality Industry

  28. Hotel Task Force • Eastman Management • AFG Management • City Manager • Local Businesspeople

  29. Acquest Realty Advisors Midland, Michigan

  30. 1996

  31. Lessons Learned • Involve the whole community. • Never, never give up. • Involve proponents and opponents. • Take risks.

  32. Kingsport is… Marriott’s award-winning mountain resort Cattails Golf $28 million expansion now underway! 6 minutes from Downtown $88,321,240 in spin-off private taxable investments (1998-2009 Sullivan Co Public Tax Records) The 1 year increase from 2008-2009 ($22,576,400) was greater than the total property value in 1998 ($22,496,860)

  33. Downtown Kingsport Renaissance $37,666,900 in private taxable investment (1998-2009), a 70% increase in 11 years Excluding churches, hospital, higher education

  34. Higher Education Initiative 2 years free tuition to H.S. graduates Childcare Public Transit $17 million local capital funding 2,100 students 2002 – Applied Technology 2008 – Health Professions 2009 – Higher Education 2009 – Advanced Manufacturing Future – Automotive Tech First LEED certified, publicly funded green higher education building in Tennessee

  35. September 15, 2009

  36. Results • 2007 – Record year for new investment ($164.48 million) • 2008 – a record year for new investment (2nd year in a row) $180.9 million • Eastman’s $1.3 billion “Project Reinvest” • Holston Valley Medical Center $100mm “Project Platinum” • Holston Medical Group’s new 6-story building ($40mm) • #1 Walking City by Walk! Magazine • Dobyns-Bennett High School named Top 4% by Newsweek (x5) • 2009 – new elementary school opens – first in nearly 60 years! • MeadowView won “best in class” in 4 categories from North American Lodging Association • Materials agreement stimulates creation of 600+ residential lots

  37. 4-Year Results 1,842 families from 49 states moved to Kingsport Top Donor States • Virginia • Florida • North Carolina • Kentucky • Georgia • South Carolina • Texas • California • Ohio • New York

  38. NORTHEAST TENNESSEEChange in Unemployment Rate During the “Great Recession”Source: Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (updated July, 2010)

  39. Demographics 1990-2008

  40. Social and Economic Characteristics

  41. Housing Characteristics 1990-2008

  42. Latest Addition The expansion project at the Meadowview Conference Resort & Convention Center will continue into 2010 with the $14 million expansion of a 22,000-square-foot executive conference wing, catering to high-end meetings, conferences, retreats and weddings. The new two-story building will include two amphitheatres (a 60-seat and 150-seat, both U-shaped), two boardrooms (seating 30 people each), a conference room, and a 5,000-square-foot ballroom.