About the Southwest Tennessee Region



The Southwest Tennessee region is an eleven county region with a population of 307, 963 (2010 Census). In 2010, the Southwest region came together to create REDI, the Regional Economic Development Initiative. REDI is generating demonstrated success through high school mentoring programs, leveraged financial aid partnerships, and aligned higher education and workforce development programs that support rural economic development clusters that can be replicated by other rural regions. REDI also actively works to connect regional workforce development, human capital investment, rural technology jobs, entrepreneurship support, and economic development efforts to the region’s rural economic opportunities through leveraged community and economic development programming.


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Southwest Tennessee Development District REDI Director Lisa Hankins
discusses regionalism, sustainability, and the role of the Tennessee Regions’ Roundtable