Knoxville in the running for a $5 million grant

3:26 PM, Nov 5, 2012   |    comments
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Knoxville is in the running for a five million dollar grant from "Bloomberg Philanthropies" Mayors Challenge.

The non-profit selected Knoxville as a top-20 finalist for its idea to create an urban food corridor. Knoxville created this idea from citizens and a special committee.

The urban food corridor is a business model that would connect the entire urban food cycle together by bridging land, farming jobs, processing facilities, food transportation, sale and composting. Knoxville hopes this plan will provide jobs and economic development opportunities for the city.

A team from Knoxville will travel to New York later this month to participate in "Bloomberg Ideas Camp." Over two days, the team will work together, along with experts, to fine tune their idea.

Bloomberg Philanthropies will announce the winner this spring. The winning city will take home a five million dollar grant to fund its innovative idea.

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