Bill Hagerty, Tennessee Commissioner of Economic & Community Development, will visit Huntsville Friday to make the announcement in an afternoon event at the Scott County Office Building. The meeting will begin at 2:30 p.m. and will be attended by representatives from the Department of Economic & Community Development's East Regional office as well.
Scott County has long held its status as a Three-Star community under the ECD program, which highlights communities across the state that demonstrate performance, accountability and efficiency.
Community leaders are required to implement activities each year to maintain Three-Star status. As a Three-Star community, Scott County is eligible for a four percent discount on certain state programs, while the towns of Oneida, Huntsville and Winfield will be eligible to participate in the Tennessee Downtowns program, and a grant will be presented to Scott County to serve as seed money for activities focusing on the improvement of either health and welfare, public safety or education and workforce development.