Downtown Johnson City now the place to be

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As Downtown Johnson City evolves and develops, it might be apparent there’s a draw to a younger generation, considering some of the new establishments that have opened in the last few years.

“Everything we’re doing is very intentional,” Dianna Cantler, the Northeast Tennessee Regional Economic Partnership’s Director of Downtown Development, said recently. “One of the comments I heard recently was that vibrant communities are talent attractors and I think that’s very true. How are we going to get our young adults to stay in Johnson City and this region if we don’t put our money and our efforts into creating a community where they want to stay.”