Maintaining a focus on quality of life is just as important for economic development as corporate recruitment. While on Council, I supported the Urban Wilderness and worked to make our City an outdoor destination. It is truly impressive how great an impact these investments are having on South Knoxville for businesses and residents.
Knoxville draws people in for our amazing local arts and culture scene, world renowned music festivals like Big Ears, top notch museums, symphonies, operas, historic homes, civil war sites, cultural events like Greek, Hola, and Kuumba Festivals, and the list goes on! As Mayor, I will recognize that parks and the arts not only inspire us and enrich our lives, but also play a critical role in the local economy and are essential in attracting the best and the brightest talent from across the country to our City.