State of Tennessee

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TVA Econonic Development

The Tennessee Valley Authority Economic Development. TVA Economic Development offers financing services to help companies locate or expand in the Tennessee Valley and assists in site selection, design and engineering.

Northwest Tennessee Regional Economic Development Group

Northwest TN is a 9 county region comprising Benton, Carroll, Crockett, Dyer, Gibson, Henry, Lake, Obion, and Weakley.

Tennessee Department of Economic Development & Community Development

Department of Economic & Community Development in Tennessee. The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development's mission is to develop strategies which help make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs. The department seeks to attract new corporate investment in Tennessee and works with Tennessee companies to facilitate expansion and economic growth.

USDA Rural Development - Tennessee

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development are committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in rural America. They promote economic development by supporting loans to businesses through banks , credit unions and community-managed lending pools.


West Tennessee Industrial Association

Organized in 1956, West Tennessee Industrial Association (WTIA) is now one of the most established industrial development organizations in the United States. We provide information and support to prospective companies worldwide.

Northwest Tennessee American Job Center

The American Job Centers are one-stop shops for all employment and training needs. Businesses, job seekers, and those with special needs can visit any one of the centers throughout the state and receive valuable workforce services. The Job Centers represent a partnership of federal, state, and local employment and training organizations that are tailored to reflect the specific needs in each local community.


Tennessee Small Business Development Center at UTM REED Center

The Regional Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Center (REED Center), housing the Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC), was established to meet the needs of existing and potential business owners through one-on-one consultations and interactive training programs. It serves as a hub of information for prospective entrepreneurs and owners of existing small businesses who need individual consultant services, group training services and associated technical resources.

Business Enterprise Resource Office (BERO)

The Office of Business Enterprise, otherwise known and referred to as the Business Enterprise Resource Office (BERO), serves as a voice for and advocate of disadvantaged businesses (DBE) statewide. For the purposes of BERO, DBE refers to businesses owned by women, minorities and veterans. It also refers to businesses operating in remote or rural areas of the state. BERO is also tasked to analyze, disseminate and promote best practices and access to capital to service providers as well as report on the status of DBEs across in the state.

Affordable Colleges Foundation

Affordable Colleges Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing free higher education tools for current and future college students and their families, recently published research on all the Not-For-Profit universities and colleges in Tennesee that offer online college programs. Historically, online programs have only been offered by for-profit institutions. Today, many of the most established not-for-profit state colleges and national universities have launched programs that provide flexibility and lower tuition prices for students. This dataset is unique to our site and is even ahead of the curve compared to other government education data sources such as NCES and IPEDS. A few of the key features on the page:

  • Unique list of accredited not-for-profit institutions offering online programs, sorted by affordability
  • Spotlight interviews provided by many college deans with the institution's philosophy on online learning
  • Direct links to the specific online departments, or e-campus, of each institution

Anyone can access the college guide at the following location:

Online Colleges in Tennessee (TN)

Explore your distance education options, and search through our comprehensive database of accredited colleges and universities in Tennessee with online offerings. Filter your list of schools according to your preferences for school type, and further narrow your choices by sorting your resulting schools by tuition, graduation rate, and more.

Guide to Online Schools

Tennessee has 89 colleges and universities that offer online courses and degree programs. Tennessee online students often choose degree programs in educational leadership, nursingteachingand dental assisting, as well as MBA programs. The professional and business services sector are adding the most jobs, with accountants, auditors, financial managers, and operations managers seeing hundreds of job openings each year in Tennessee. One of the most affordable choices for online education in the Volunteer State is Tennessee Tech University, which offers online degrees in accounting and interdisciplinary studies, plus master’s degrees in business, education, and nursing.

Tennessee Work Learn Earn

Tennessee Work Learn Earn was developed in partnership with the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Tennessee Higher Education Commission and the Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development. The site offers tips and resources to help connect students and career-seekers with relevant education and job opportunities in our great state.

Tennessee Vacation - The State's Official Travel Planning Website

Cross our wide state, and along the way, meet entertaining folks, experience warm smiles and feel the rhythm of original music. Our legendary landscape of whispering rivers, ancient mountains and awe-inspiring natural wonders speaks to every generation and creates a grand playground for exhilarating adventures.

VA Home Loan Centers

VA Home Loan Centers helps veterans, active duty and family members all over the country with VA home loans.

Obion County Prevention Coalition

The Obion County Prevention Coalition envisions a community where public policy & spending priorities reflect a strong drug free stance. Learn more by visiting our website at

Smart Start Communities

SmartStart™ Communities partner with TNECD’s BERO office to support a thriving small business and entrepreneurial environment by providing education, tools, and resources.

Opportunity Zones

Opportunity Zones are an economic and community development tool established by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. This new tool is designed to drive long-term capital to low-income communities.

HUBZone Map

The HUBZone Mapping Application assists you in finding out whether or not a particular business location or employee residential location is within a HUBZone.