UT hosts Tennessee RiverLine summit

The Tennessee RiverLine project aims to create 652-miles of continuous paddling, hiking and biking opportunities from Knoxville, Tenn. to Paducah, Ky.
Author: Grace King (10News)
Published: 7:07 PM EST January 22, 2020
Updated: 7:07 PM EST January 22, 2020
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — In 2016, a University of Tennessee student had a vision to transform the Tennessee riverfront. Now, that vision is starting to become a reality.

Representatives from the University of Tennessee, Tennessee Valley Authority, Tennessee State Parks, the National Park Service and other organizations gathered in Knoxville to discuss the next steps.

"They're thinking about the Tennessee River and their natural resources more broadly as a part of their economic future," Tennessee RiverLine director Brad Collett told 10News. "So, thinking about the opportunity for economic development through tourism, but also economic development through enhanced quality of life for the residents that will attract new businesses as well."

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