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Tennessee Directory of Economic Development Organizations

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The Tennessee economic development directory below (scroll down) links to the websites and contacts for many economic development organizations in Tennessee and related content such as Area Profiles and Area Surveys as executive summaries about business locations. Contact us for project assistance, or to update our directory listing for an area.  We provide personal introductory referrals to our contacts and other assistance according to the investment project interests of the corporate executives and business advisors we serve.
Please contact us if you may be interested in expanding your business into Tennessee.  We are independent advisors - not a government agency or investment promotion agency.

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Tennessee Dept of Economic & Community Development


Tennessee Chambers of Commerce Chambers
Clarksville - Montgomery County Economic Development Council - Industrial Development Board County 37040

Mike Evans

Dickson County Chamber of Commerce County 37055 615-446-2349
City of Gallatin Economic Development Agency - Gallatin TN, Sumner County City 37066

Clay Walker

Williamson County, TN Office of Economic Development County 37067
Williamson Works, Franklin TN - KnowledgeQuest Institute - workforce development County 37067

Bob Iannacone


City of Goodlettsville City 37072 615-851-2200
Hendersonville Industrial Development Board Local 37075
Forward Sumner Economic Council


County 37077



City of LaVergne (Rutherford County) City 37086 615-287-8690
JECDB - Joint Economic and Community Development Board of Wilson County County 37087

G.C. Hixson

City of Mt. Juliet City 37122 (615)754-2552
Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce (Murfreesboro) County 37133 615-869-0345
Robertson County Chamber of Commerce (Springfield TN) County 37172 615-384-3800
Nashville Area Chamber Metro 37201 615-743-3024
Middle Tennessee Industrial Development Association (Nashville) Region 37212
Nashville International Airport Airport 37214
Rhea County - Economic & Tourism Council - Dayton TN County 37321 423-775-6171
Volunteer Energy Cooperative - serves 17 counties in middle or eastern Tennessee Utility 37322
Etowah Area Chamber of Commerce - in McMinn County Local 37331 423-263-2228
Cleveland TN / Bradley County Chamber of Commerce - Economic Development Council County 37341

Gary Farlow

Marion County Partnership for Economic Development (Jasper) County 37347
Monroe County Tennessee Office of Economic Development County 37354

Shane Burris

Monroe County Tennessee Chamber of Commerce, Madisonville TN Chamber 37354
McMinn County Economic Development Authority - Athens TN County 37371 (423)745-1506
Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce - Hamilton county - promoting the Enterprise South Industrial Park Metro 37402 423.756.2121

Southeast Industrial Development Association (Chattanooga) - GA, NC and TN - TVA support Region 37405 423-266-5781  or

Johnson City - Jonesborough - Washington County Economic Development Board County 37601 (423)975-2380
Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce Metro 37662
Loudon County Economic Development Agency County 37774

Patrick Phillips

Loudon County Chamber of Commerce Chamber 37774
Blount County Economic Development, Maryville TN County 37804 Bryan Daniels
Southern Appalachian Economic Development Partnership - multiple counties and communities in eastern TN, Morristown TN Region 37816 423-587-4500
Newport - Cocke County Economic Development Commission County 37821    
Tellico Reservoir Development Agency Local 37885 800-562-8732
Tennessee Valley Authority (Knoxville) Region 37902 615-232-6225   or

Knoxville Area Chamber Partnership Metro 37902

East Tennessee Economic Development Agency Region 37932

Tennessee's Resource Valley - Knoxville Oak Ridge Innovation Valley Region 37933
Dyersburg / Dyer County Chamber of Commerce Chamber 38025

Allen Hester

Memphis Chamber Metro 38103
Port of Memphis Port 38106
Obion County Chamber of Commerce - Union City TN County 38281 (731)885-0211

West Tennessee Industrial Association Region 38305 None - by request
Maury Alliance County 38401

Frank Tamberrino

South Central Tennessee Development District Region 38402
Lewis County Economic Development Council (Hohenwald) County 38462
Pulaski - Giles County Economic Development Commission County 38478

Robert Barnes

Cookeville Area - Putnam County Chamber of Commerce County 38501 800-264-5541

Crossville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce County 38555 (931)484-8444

Northeast Tennessee Valley Regional Industrial Development Assn. Region
Explanation of column headings above
  •  Organizations are generally sorted in postal code order so that locations which are geographically close to each other will usually (not always) be grouped together.  This is a selective directory, even though the state directory is more comprehensive than the very selective one we will maintain at the regional level to highlight the organizations which support our work or are found to be of frequent interest for the convenience of the executives and business advisors we serve.
  •  Scope : is the area served by the organization, and postal code.  We may include thumbnail maps which expand to show information about participating areas, or link directly to good maps or GIS research tools on the organization's website.
  •  Contacts : relationship leader at GDI Solutions for maintaining information about contacts in this area.  If there is a working relationship through our various GUIDE services, we also list the key organization contact, phone, and optional e-mail.
  •  Website and other resources : Aside from the main website link, we may include other direct links to highlight special features of expected interest to executives, especially if they might not be readily noticed by just visiting the website.  A good example of this is when relevant content is actually maintained somewhere else, such as a regional website rather than the local one, so that one would otherwise need to know to follow the available links between the websites.
The directory above is a "long list" extension of our contacts directory for the larger US Southeast region, following the same structure as our global contact directories These area representatives would typically include
  •  a state department of commerce or industry or a provincial government office
  •  greater metro city or county area chamber of commerce
  •  county economic development agency
  •  industrial development corporation or council - IDC
  •  alliance for business development, community development
  •  investment promotion agency - IPA
  •  industry cluster development initiatives, business incubators, technology parks
  •  regional or global professional B2B networking organizations, business partnering, joint venture development, or strategic business alliance services
  •  trade and investment promotion offices

We welcome reciprocal links from relevant organizations.

Despite the wide variety of names for such economic development organizations, and variances in the scope of their services, the ones we list are generally actively involved in efforts to attract, expand, and retain business investment projects in their areas (offices, factories, etc.), including the attraction of foreign direct investment projects (FDI).  This typically includes support services, financial incentives, and information for corporate site selection decisions as well as local business retention and expansion services. 

The presence, absence, or position of any organization on these lists, or their position on the lists, does not imply any endorsement or opinion about their services, nor by them about our own.

The selections are simply intended to be helpful to executives who may be unaware of such contacts, or how to reach their websites quickly.  Please contact us directly for relevant introductions or any additional contacts, market knowledge, and research which we don't publish.

Contact information for relationship leaders at GDI Solutions :

We develop and maintain working relationships among participating area representatives - economic development organizations - and professional service providers as well as senior corporate executives who are responsible for the planning of major projects such as new, relocated, expanded or consolidated offices, factories, distribution centers or other operations.

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