Business Briefs: TVA among top utilities for economic development

Business Briefs: TVA among top utilities for economic development

September 4th, 2013 by Staff Reports and Wire Service in Business Around the Region

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TVA among top utilities for economic development

The Tennessee Valley Authority, Georgia Power and Alabama Power were among the top 10 utilities recognized for their economic development programs by Site Selection magazine for 2012.

The monthly business magazine picked the best utilities for economic recruitment in its September issue.

TVA, which has been recognized by the magazine as a top utility for the past eight years, helped create or retain 48,000 jobs and leverage $5.9 billion of capital investment during fiscal 2012.

UTC's MBA program expands online

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga will make its MBA program available online beginning in January.

UTC Business School Dean Robert Dooley said the web-based program "will allow us to reach students outside of southeastern Tennessee for the first time."

The UTC Professional MBA program, which U.S. News and World Report listed among the top 50 regional university programs in the South, "offers students an experiential learning environment that bridges theoretical knowledge and practical business application," Dr. Dooley said.

The online program can be completed in 16 to 24 months. UTC is accepting applications at mbaonline.utc.edu.