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Business Development


Appalachian Regional Commission 

A federal-state partnership that works to support economic and social development in the Appalachian region


Small-business owners wear many different hats. On any given day you may manage product development, marketing, sales, operations, personnel, and finances. SCORE is there to help you in areas where the small business owners expertise may fall short.

Small Business Adminstration 

The U.S. Small Business Administration, established in 1953, provides financial, technical, and management assistance to help Americans start, run, and grow their businesses.

Brightbridge Women Business Center 

A resource for women entrepreneurs to assist them with the issues they face in starting and growing a business

Chamber of Commerce


Athens Area Chamber of Commerce

Blairsville Union County Chamber of Commerce 

Byrdstown-Pickett County Chamber of Commerce

Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce

Chatsworth - Murray County Chamber of Commerce

Chattanooga African American Chamber of Commerce

Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce

Chattooga County Chamber of Commerce

Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce

Clay County Chamber of Commerce

Cleveland Chamber of Commerce

Dade County Chamber of Commerce

Dalton-Whitfield Chamber of Commerce

Etowah Chamber of Commerce

Fannin County Chamber of Commerce

Gordon County Chamber of Commerce

Marion County Chamber of Commerce

Meigs County - Decatur Tennessee Chamber of Commerce

Monteagle Mountain Chamber of Commerce

Pikeville - Bledsoe County Chamber of Commerce

Polk County Chamber of Commerce

Sequatchie County-Dunlap Chamber of Commerce

Towns County Chamber of Commerce

Walker County Chamber of Commerce


City/County Governments


Bradley County, TN

Dade County, GA

Hamilton County, TN

McMinn County, TN

Walker County, GA


Local Economic Development

Cherokee County Economic Development Authority

Dayton-Rhea County Economic & Tourism Council

Fannin County Industrial Development Authority

McMinn County Economic Development Authority

Union County Development Authority


Regional Economic Development

Advantage West North Carolina

Northwest Georgia Joint Development Authority

Tennessee Valley Authority Economic Development



State ECD

Georgia Department of Economic Development

North Carolina Department of Commerce

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development



Georgia Tourism

North Carolina Tourism

Southeast Tennessee Tourism Association


Workforce Training

Georgia Quick Start 

Georgia's Quick Start program is nationally recognized for providing high-quality training services at no cost to new or expanding businesses in Georgia.

Southeast Tennessee Career Centers 

The Southeast Tennessee Career Centers is where people and jobs connect. A public and private partnership for resources supporting economic development and providing workforce solutions to businesses in Southeast Tennessee and beyond.

Tennessee Job Skills 

Tennessee Job Skills (TJS) program is a work force incentive grant program focused on enhancing employment opportunities and meeting the needs of new and existing industry.