Friday, March 5, 2010

Chamber Starts Phase II Of Highlands Initiative

The Cookeville-Putnam County chamber of commerce says the first four years of the Highlands Initiative have been a resounding success, setting the stage for the launch of the next four-year cycle. The Highlands Initiative was begun in 2006 as a collaborative, public/private sector program designed to boost economic and community development in the Upper Cumberland region. The initiative consisted of four main strategies targeted to attract "best-fit" industries and companies to the region. Joe Albrecht has been chosen to chair Highlands II. Albrecht is the retired president and co-founder of Albrecht Newspapers Inc., a newspaper management and consulting company that was based in Cookeville for 16 years.