What Is REDI


REDI is a regional economic development initiative formed by the Southwest Tennessee Development District. It is focused on creating regional collaboration in West Tennessee.


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  • Neat story about a breakthrough at UTK...
    Neat story about a breakthrough at UTK...


    X-ray vision in Haiti: UT students invent cheaper, lighter imaging
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    In need, a Knoxville-based nonprofit turned to UT engineering design students to get to the heart of the matter.
  • SWTDD+Quick+News+-+July+18+Edition http://conta.cc/1qkYNmV
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    SWTDD+Quick+News+-+July+18+Edition
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        SWTDD Executive Committee  met on Wednesday, July 11, and took a few moments to say "Thank You" to Senator Lowe Finney and Hardeman County Mayor Willie Spencer at the luncheon following the regularly scheduled executive committee meeting.  
  • Congrats to Lane College!!!
    Congrats to Lane College!!!


    Lane College receives $10,000 beautification grant
    www.jacksonsun.com
    College is one of 17 out of 64 that applied to receive grant from The Home Depot
  • WEST TENNESSEE WRITING PROJECT TO HOST SEPTEMBER CONFERENCE ON WRITING, TEACHING...
    WEST TENNESSEE WRITING PROJECT TO HOST SEPTEMBER CONFERENCE ON WRITING, TEACHING AND PUBLISHING

    MARTIN, Tenn. – The West Tennessee Writing Project will offer a conference from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6, at Obion County Central High School in Troy.

    “WTWP How To: A Conference on Writing, Teaching, and Publishing” will feature a plenary session with published authors Shannon Lyon, Julia Schuster and Jenna Wright, plus breakout sessions on writing, teaching, technology and the Common Core. The workshop is open to anyone over 18 interested in writing and publishing. Teachers will receive six hours of Continuing Education Credits after completing the conference, and all participants receive certificates of participation.

    Early registration before Sept. 4 is $30 and late registration is $40, which includes lunch. WTWP teacher consultants who have completed the Summer Institute at UT Martin will present all breakout sessions and plenary sessions.

    Registration is available online through UT Martin’s office of Extended Campus and Online Studies: http://www.utm.edu/departments/ecos/nondegree.php. Persons interested in attending may also call the UT Martin Office of Extended Campus and Online Studies at 731-881-7080 for registration. See WTWP’s web site for updates on the conference: http://www.utm.edu/departments/wtwp/.

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    I was proud to be honored today by the Southwest Tennessee Development District. They are doing important work for our region.
  • FHU plans 30-year choral reunion (Story courtesy of The Jackson Sun) Freed-Har...
    FHU plans 30-year choral reunion

    (Story courtesy of The Jackson Sun)
    Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson will host a 30-year reunion of Sonshine Singers and Chorale on Friday and Saturday, culminating with a free concert at 6 p.m. Saturday in Old Main’s Chapel Hall.

    Winston Harless, former director of Sonshine Singers, and Gary McKnight, current director of Chorale, will direct the groups, according to a news release from the university. Approximately 65 to 70 singers who were members of the groups at some time between 1983 and 2013 are expected to attend.

    The reunion will begin at 6 p.m. Friday with registration, followed by a mixer, rehearsal and devotional. The groups will resume rehearsals at 8 a.m. Saturday. They will break at noon for the reunion luncheon and continue rehearsals in the afternoon.

    The $25 registration fee includes necessary music, a CD recording of the program and admission to the reunion lunch. Additional luncheon tickets may be purchased for $5. Participants may stay in university housing for an additional fee.

    For more information or to register, visit fhu.edu/30yearreunion.


    30 Year Sonshine Singers/Chorale Reunion
    www.fhu.edu
    For 30 years, the Sonshine Singers and Chorale have enjoyed great singing! Come help us celebrate 30 years of singing and great memories as Winston Harless and Gary McKnight, host the 30 Year Sonshine Singers & Chorale Reunion. For many of us, participating in the Sonshine Singers or the Chorale cre…
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    SWTDD+Quick+News+-+July+11+Edition
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       Leaders in the fight against elder abuse announced a framework for tackling the challenges to elder abuse prevention and prosecution, and they called on all Americans to take a stand against the societal problem of elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation. Research suggests that 1 in 10 Am…
  • College degree can mean $1.2 million more
    College degree can mean $1.2 million more


    More cash with study
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    Despite recent trends of increasing tuition and weaker pay for college graduates, a college degree is still worth the investment, according to a new study by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The study, "Do the Benefits of College Still Outweigh the Costs?" by economists Jaison R. Abel and Richa…
  • U of M tuition stays flat; out-of-state rate reduced for 2014-15 (Courtesy of T...
    U of M tuition stays flat; out-of-state rate reduced for 2014-15

    (Courtesy of The Jackson Sun) While tuition costs are rising at many schools across Tennessee, the University of Memphis — including the Lambuth Campus in Jackson — has announced that tuition for in-state students will stay flat for the 2014-15 year and out-of-state students will see a reduction in tuition.

    U of M has said that in-state students, and students from neighboring Crittenden County, Ark.; and Desoto, Tate, Tunica and Marshall counties in Mississippi, will continue to pay $7,056 plus the mandatory fee of $1,563.

    According to a news release, full-time students who live within a 250-mile radius of the main campus will see tuition go down almost $10,000 — from $21,768 to $12,456 (plus mandatory fees).

    Full-time students who live further than 250 miles away will see a $3,000 reduction in tuition.

    All students will see an increase in mandatory fees of $307 designated to build a new student recreation center.

    These changes will affect current students and new students.

  • Logan C. Hampton chosen as the 10th president of Lane College
    www.jacksonsun.com
    The Lane College board of trustees has unanimously elected Dr. Logan C. Hampton as the 10th president of Lane College following a recommendation by an eight-member Presidential Search Committee, which was also an unanimous decision, according to a news release today.

Contact Us

Lisa Hankins

REDI Director, SWTDD
102 E College St
Jackson, TN 38301
(731) 668-6450
Email: lhankins@swtdd.org

Beverly Vos

College Access Coordinator, SWTDD
102 E College St
Jackson, TN 38301
(731) 668-6449
Email: bvos@swtdd.org

Cedric Deadmon

College Access Coordinator, SWTDD
102 E College St
Jackson, TN 38301
(731) 668-6448
Email: cdeadmon@swtdd.org