Knoxville declared Etsy ‘Maker City’ as Innov865 Week kicks off

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A week celebrating entrepreneurs in Knoxville kicked off Monday. Innov865 partnered with Etsy.com to bring makers and artists together Monday morning.

Etsy officially declared Knoxville as a “maker city” at the first annual Knoxville Maker City Summit. The day featured panel discussions on what it means to support artists in the community and how to grow businesses from the ground up.

Knoxville is the first Etsy maker city in the United States.

A number of events are scheduled this week to help support entrepreneurs leading up to start-up day on Thursday.

Related story: Knoxville Startup Day helps you become your own boss

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