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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Sixty-five Nashvillians will visit the University of Tennessee-Knoxville April 27-28 to embrace higher education’s role in economic development and do a bit of promotion for the state’s capital city.

The Nashville Boosters are civic, business and governmental leaders who travel throughout the state and South promoting Nashville and Middle Tennessee, said George Robinson, the group’s president.

This year’s theme is ”Business and Higher Education Join Forces for Tennesseans,” he said. The boosters will visit four Tennessee campuses.

”Joining with higher education, we hope to influence a better economic climate in the state of Tennessee,” Robinson, an executive with Service Vending Co., said.

The group will host a presentation and musical program for students, faculty and staff at 9:30 a.m., April 28, in the University Center. Prior to the program, they will have breakfast in the stadium press box, tour athletic facilities and hear a presentation on the university’s honors program.

Robinson said this is the booster’s 89th tour. Since 1903, the organization has traveled by rail, plane, steamboat and bus to promote Nashville, he said.