Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Economic Development is consistently one of the top-rated North American utiliy economic development programs. Recognizing the increasing importance of sustainability in site selection, TVA, working with Boyette, began offering communities in its territory the opportunity to apply to become a Valley Sustainable Community. The program is currently in its fifth year, and more than 29 communities have been designated to date.
Boyette developed the Valley Sustainable Communities Program, the first of its kind, to identify communities that are incorporating sustainability into their economic development efforts. This program provides a framework that assists participating communities in evaluating existing sustainability programs, cataloging sustainable assets, and increasing commitments to sustainability.
As part of a long-standing relationship with TVA, Boyette also worked with them on the Targeted and Prepared Communities program, the Target Market identification for the Valley Region, and a manufacturing industry deep dive analysis.