To meet the needs of a rapidly growing region, the Oak Ridge Economic Partnership was founded in 2002 as the result of a comprehensive community analysis. It was recommended that Oak Ridge streamline its economic development efforts in order to better market itself and to present a unified marketing message. The Partnership's founding partners are the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce, City of Oak Ridge and the Community Reuse Organization of East Tennessee.
The Oak Ridge Economic Partnership offers an integrated approach to programs and services in support of the creation of new businesses, the expansion of existing businesses and the attraction of new companies that offer high impact jobs and share the community's values.
The mission of the Partnership is to recruit, retain and expand office and industrial businesses to the Oak Ridge community.
To be recognized as "Best in Class" in industrial recruitment/retention through the following: