Tennessee Directory of Economic Development Organizations
Tennessee Directory of Economic Development Organizations.

Quick Facts

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

  • Capital: Nashville
  • Population (2017 Est.): 6,715,984
  • Largest Cities (2017): Nashville-Davidson (balance), 667,885; Memphis, 652,236; Knoxville, 187,347; Chattanooga, 179,139
  • Targeted Industries: Business Services, Chemicals, Plastics & Rubber, Food & Agribusiness, Distribution & Logistics, Aerospace & Defense, Transportation, Healthcare & Medical Devices, Energy Technology, Automotive, Advanced Manufacturing
  • Key Incentives: Learn about Tennessee’s incentives at TNECD.com/incentives-fact-sheet/
  • GDP (All Industry 2017): $345.2 billion*

*Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce

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Blount Partnership

Bryan Daniels, CEcD, CCE, IOM
President & CEO
201 South Washington Street
Maryville, TN 37804
865-983-7715
[email protected]
www.blountpartnership.com

The Blount Partnership provides opportunities for small businesses, corporate locations, manufacturing, technology commercialization and corporate retreats. Our goal is to ensure a robust economy for an unrivaled quality of life.

State Listings

Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development

Allen Borden
Deputy Commissioner of Business, Community & Rural Development
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue
Nashville, TN 37243-0405
615-624-2185
[email protected]
www.tnecd.com


Utility Listings

Bristol Tennessee Essential Services (BTES)

April Eads, CEcD
Business Development Manager
2470 Volunteer Parkway, P.O. Box 549
Bristol, TN 37621
423-793-5532
[email protected]
www.btes.net

Tennessee Valley Authority

John J. Bradley
Senior Vice President, Economic Development
26 Century Boulevard, Suite 100, OCP 6D
Nashville, TN 37214
615-232-6051
[email protected]
www.tvaed.com

Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway

Mitch Mays
Administrator
P.O. Drawer 671
Columbus, MS 39703
662-328-3286
[email protected]
www.tenntom.org


Regional Listings

Clinch-Powell RC&D Council

Lindy Turner
Executive Director
7995 Rutledge Pike, P.O. Box 379
Rutledge, TN 37861
865-828-5927
[email protected]
www.clinchpowell.net

East Tennessee Economic Development Agency

Allen Neel
President & CEO
10215 Technology Drive, Suite 202
Knoxville, TN 37923
865-777-3833
[email protected]
www.eteda.org

Greater Chattanooga Economic Partnership

Charles H. Wood, CEcD
Vice President, Economic Development
811 Broad Street, Suite 100
Chattanooga, TN 37402
423-763-4335
[email protected]
www.greaterchatt.com

Highlands Economic Partnership

Stephen Crook
VP of Economic Development
1 West First Street
Cookeville, TN 38501
931-526-2211
[email protected]
highlandsoftn.com

Jackson Chamber

Kyle Spurgeon
President & CEO
197 Auditorium Street, P.O. Box 1904
Jackson, TN 38302-1904
731-423-2200
[email protected]
www.jacksontn.com

Knoxville Chamber of Commerce

Lindsay Hammill
Director of Economic Development
17 Market Square, Suite 201
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-637-4550
[email protected]
www.knoxvillechamber.com

Knoxville Oak Ridge Innovation Valley

Doug Lawyer, CEcD
Vice President of Economic Development
17 Market Square, Suite 201
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-637-4550
[email protected]
www.knoxvilleoakridge.com

Middle Tennessee Industrial Development Association

Robert T. (Bob) Bibb
Executive Director
2018 Westwood Avenue
Nashville, TN 37212
615-269-5233
[email protected]
www.mtida.org

Northeast Tennessee Regional Economic Partnership

Mitch Miller
CEO
300 East Main Street, Suite 406
Johnson City, TN 37601
423-202-3510, ext. 105
[email protected]
www.northeasttn.com

Northeast Tennessee Valley Regional Industrial Development Association (NETVRIDA)

Alan Bridwell
Executive Director
3211 North Roan Street
Johnson City, TN 37601
423-928-1203
[email protected]
www.netvaly.org

Northwest Tennessee Regional Economic Development Group

Blake Swaggart
Regional Director
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue
Nashville, TN 37243
731-437-9443
[email protected]
www.northwesttn.com

Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce

Parker Hardy
President & CEO
1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
865-483-1321
[email protected]
www.oakridgechamber.org

Southeast Industrial Development Association (SEIDA)

Beth Jones
Executive Director
1000 Riverfront Parkway, P.O. Box 4757
Chattanooga, TN 37405-0757
423-424-4241
[email protected]
www.seida.info

Southwest Tennessee Development District

Joe W. Barker
Executive Director
102 East College Street
Jackson, TN 38301
731-668-6402
[email protected]
www.swtdd.org

Tellico Reservoir Development Agency (TRDA)

Bryan Hall
Executive Director
165 Deer Crossing
Vonore, TN 37885
800-562-8732
[email protected]
www.tellico.com

Tennessee Central Economic Alliance

Charly Lyons
Executive Director
702 McMurry Boulevard
Hartsville, TN 37074
615-374-4607
[email protected]
www.tennesseecentral.org

West Tennessee Industrial Association

Kimberly Kee
Executive Director
26 Conrad Drive
Jackson, TN 38305
731-668-4300
[email protected]
www.wtia.org


County Listings

Campbell County Economic Development

Christie Elkins
Executive Director
1016 Main Street
Jacksboro, TN 37757
423-566-0329
[email protected]
www.campbellcountychamber.com

Carter County Mayor's Office

Susan Robinson
Director of Economic & Community Development
801 East Elk Avenue, Suite 201
Elizabethton, TN 37643
423-542-1801
[email protected]
www.cartercountyecd.com

Clarksville/Montgomery County, TN Industrial Development Board

Frank Tate
Executive Director
25 Jefferson Street, Suite 300
Clarksville, TN 37040
931-245-4348
[email protected]
www.clarksvilletned.com

Cocke County Partnership/Economic Development Commission

Lucas Graham
President
433 Prospect Avenue
Newport, TN 37821
423-623-3008, ext. 1
[email protected]
www.edcncctn.com

Development Corporation of Knox County

Todd Napier
President & CEO
17 Market Square, Suite 201
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-546-5887
[email protected]
www.knoxdevelopment.org

Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce

Tammy Hall
Vice President, Finance & Administration
2000 Commerce Avenue
Dyersburg, TN 38024
731-285-3433
[email protected]
www.dyerchamber.com

EDGE: Economic Development Growth Engine for Memphis & Shelby County

Reid Dulberger
President & CEO/Chief Economic Development Officer for Memphis/Shelby County
100 Peabody Place, Suite 1100
Memphis, TN 38103-3652
901-341-2100
[email protected]
www.growth-engine.org

Forward Sumner Economic Partnership

Jimmy Johnston
President & CEO
P.O. Box 1071
Hendersonville, TN 37077
615-822-7610
[email protected]
www.forwardsumner.org

Greater Gibson Chamber of Commerce

Libby Wickersham
Executive Director
111 West Eaton Street
Trenton, TN 383782
731-855-0973
[email protected]
www.gibsoncountytn.com

Greene County Partnership

Matt Garland
President & CEO
115 Academy Street
Greeneville, TN 37743-5601
623-638-4111
[email protected]
www.greenecountypartnership.com

Hickman County Economic & Community Development Association

Brenda Brock
Executive Director
114 Church Street, Suite 102, P.O. Box 204
Centerville, TN 37033
31-729-5953
[email protected]
www.hickmantnecd.com

Joint Economic & Community Development Board of Wilson County

GC Hixson, CEcD
Executive Director
200 Aviation Way, Suite 202
Lebanon, TN 37090
615-443-1210
[email protected]
www.doingbiz.org

Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce

Ryan Egly
President & CEO
25-B Public Square
Lawrenceburg, TN 38464
931-762-4911
[email protected]
www.lawcotn.com

Loudon County Economic Development Agency

Jack Qualls
Executive Director
7698 Creekwood Park Boulevard
Lenoir City, TN 37771
865-988-0843
[email protected]
www.loudoncountyeda.org

Maury Alliance

Wil Evans
President
106 West 6th Street, P.O. Box 1076
Columbia, TN 38402
931-388-2155
[email protected]
www.mauryalliance.com

McMinn County Economic Development Authority

Kathy Price, CEcD
Executive Director
9 East Madison Avenue, Suite 201
Athens, TN 37303
423-745-1506
[email protected]
www.makeitinmcminn.org

McMinnville-Warren County Industrial Development Board

Don Alexander
Director of Economic Development
110 South Court Square
McMinnville, TN 37110
931-474-4769
[email protected]
www.wcidb.com

McNairy County Economic Development & Chamber of Commerce

Eddie Crittendon
CEO
205 West Court Avenue
Selmer, TN 38375
7310-645-6360
[email protected]
www.mcnairy.com

Monroe County Economic Development Office

Richard Kirkland
Director
103 College Street South, Suite 6
Madisonville, TN 37354
423-442-3652
[email protected]
www.monroeeconomicdevelopment.com

Obion County Joint Economic Development Council

Lindsay Frilling
Executive Director
214 East Church Street
Union City, TN 38261
731-885-0211
[email protected]
www.obioncounty.org

Paris/Henry County Economic Development Corporation

Tara Wilson
Assistant Director
2508 East Wood Street
Paris, TN 38242
731-642-3431
[email protected]
www.parishenrycoedc.com

Rhea County Economic & Community Development

Dennis Tumlin
Director
107 Main Street
Dayton, TN 37321
423-775-6171
[email protected]
www.rheaecd.com

Roane Alliance

Justin Snow
Director of Economic Development
1209 North Kentucky Street
Kingston, TN 37763
865-376-2093
[email protected]
www.roanealliance.org

Robertson County Economic Development

Margot Fosnes
President & Chief Economic Development Officer
503 West Court Square
Springfield, TN 37172
615-384-3800
[email protected]
www.growinrobertson.com

Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce

Patrick Cammack
Senior Vice President of Economic Development
3050 Medical Center Parkway
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
615-278-2393
[email protected]
www.rutherfordchamber.org

Sullivan Partnership

Clay Walker, CEcD
CEO
P.O. Box 747
Blountville, TN 37617
423-279-7681
[email protected]
www.networkstn.com

White County

Denny Robinson
White County Executive
1 East Backman Way
Sparta, TN 38583
931-836-3202
[email protected]
www.whitecountyecd.com

Williamson, Inc.

Elizabeth McCreary
Chief Economic Development Officer
5005 Meridian Boulevard, Suite 150
Franklin, TN 37067
615-771-1912
[email protected]
www.williamsonchamber.com/economic-development


City Listings

City of Bartlett Planning & Economic Development

Kim Taylor
Director
6382 Stage Road
Bartlett, TN 38134
901-385-6417
[email protected]
www.cityofbartlett.org

City of Clarksville

Richard Stevens
Director of Communications/Public Information Officer
One Public Square, 4th floor
Clarksville, TN 37040
931-648-6128
[email protected]
www.cityofclarksville.com

City of Crossville Economic Development

Greg Wood
City Manager
392 North Main Street
Crossville, TN 38555
931-484-7060
[email protected]
www.crossvilletn.gov

City of Germantown, TN Economic Development

Marie Lisco, RLA, TCEcD
Economic Development Manager
1920 South Germantown Road
Germantown, TN 38138
901-751-7637
[email protected]
www.GtownTNED.com

City of Kingsport Development Services

Jeff Fleming
Assistant City Manager for Development
City Hall, 225 West Center Street
Kingsport, TN 37660
423-229-9381
[email protected]
www.kingsporttn.gov

City of Knoxville Community Development

Becky Wade
Director
400 Main Street, Room 532
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-215-2865
[email protected]
www.knoxvilletn.gov

City of Lewisburg

Greg Lowe
Director of Economic Development
131 East Church Street
Lewisburg, TN 37091
931-359-1544
[email protected]
www.lewisburgtn.gov

Gallatin Economic Development Agency

James Fenton
Executive Director
132 West Main Street, P.O. Box 773
Gallatin, TN 37066
615-451-5940
[email protected]
www.gallatintn.gov

Greater Memphis Chamber

Susan Hadley Maynor
Vice President, Economic Development
22 North Front Street, Suite 200
Memphis, TN 38103-2100
901-543-3563
[email protected]
www.memphischamber.com

Lebanon Economic Development

Sarah Haston
Director
200 North Castle Heights Avenue
Lebanon, TN 37087
615-443-2839, ext. 2120
[email protected]
www.lebanontn.org

Martin Department of Economic & Community Development

Brad Thompson
Director
109 University Street
Martin, TN 38237
731-225-1107
[email protected]
www.cityofmartin.net

McKenzie Economic Development Corporation

Monica Heath
Main Street/Community Development Coordinator
89 Bruce Street
McKenzie, TN 38201
731-352-2004
[email protected]
www.growmckenzie.com

Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority

Douglas E. Kreulen, A.A.E.
President & CEO
One Terminal Drive, Suite 501
Nashville, TN 37214
615-275-1675
[email protected]
www.flynashville.com

Millington Planning & Economic Development

Jason Dixon
Director
4836 Navy Road, Suite 3
Millington, TN 38053
901-461-8595
[email protected]
www.millingtontn.gov

Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce

Marshall Ramsey
President
P.O. Box 9
Morristown, TN 37815
423-586-6382
[email protected]
www.morristownchamber.com

Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce

Courtney Ross
Chief Economic Development Officer
211 Commerce Street, Suite 100
Nashville, TN 37201
615-743-3022
[email protected]
www.nashvillechamber.com

Portland Community & Economic Development

Denise Geminden
Director
100 South Russell Street
Portland, TN 37148
615-325-6776
[email protected]
www.cityofportlandtn.gov

Town of Collierville

John D. Duncan
Director of Economic Development
500 Poplar View Parkway
Collierville, TN 38017-7088
901-457-9325
[email protected]
www.accesscollierville.com