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We serve business and government to improve the lives of Tennesseans. We envision Tennessee as a global leader with thriving business and industry, efficient and effective government, and vibrant communities. At the Institute for Public Service we value people, diversity, relationships, integrity, and excellence.


Center for Industrial
Services (CIS)
County Technical
Assistance Service (CTAS)
Law Enforcement
Innovation Center (LEIC)
Municipal Technical
Advisory Service (MTAS)
Naifeh Center for Effective
Leadership (NCEL)


LEIC Auction

UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center Auctioning Collectibles

Pieces cloaked in adventure and mystery are part of a UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC) collection that will soon
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Tennessee Foreign Language Institute Becomes Part of UT

KNOXVILLE – The Tennessee Foreign Language Institute is set to become an entity of the University of Tennessee system and
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Asset-based planning meeting

UT CIS Facilitates Asset-Based Planning Forums in Rural Counties

The University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services (UT CIS) is partnering with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community
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UT CIS Certifies State Economic Developers

The University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services graduated its eighth class recently through its Tennessee Certified Economic Developer (TCED)
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Don’t Just Attract Workers, Keep Them

It is one thing to attract great talent. It is another thing to keep it. Tennessee’s automotive manufacturers have experienced
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I Discovered One of the Best Kept Secrets in Tennessee

By Tim Waldo, workforce development specialist, CIS (This article originally appeared on Waldo's LinkedIn page) Lately, many people have been congratulating me
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LEIC Offering Crime Prevention Course for Businesses

The UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center is partnering with the Chattanooga Police Department to officer Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
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Howell: Hamilton Juvenile Court First to Have Digital Workflow

By Brett Howell, CTAS Providing a greater level of service with fewer resources has become the new norm for county officials
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