SOUTHEAST TENNESSEE DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT (SETDD)
The Southeast Tennessee Development District/Chattanooga Area Regional Council of Governments is a special purpose unit of government created by executive order and comprised of municipal and county governments within the Southeast Tennessee and Northwest Georgia region. The Community Development department at the Southeast Tennessee Development District works to assist with regional planning, grant opportunities, historical preservation, transportation, and infrastructure development to counties within the Southeast Tennessee region.
Economic Development is vitally important to local governments throughout the region as they endeavor to develop climates where business and industry can grow and prosper creating new jobs and capital investment. Key to successful economic development is community development which includes quality growth planning, developing critical infrastructures, and creating places where talent will want to live, work and play. At SETDD, the economic and community development staff works hand-in-hand to assist local communities.
SOUTHEAST TENNESSEE AREA AGENCY ON AGING AND DISABILITY (AAAD)
The goal of Southeast Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability is to advocate for and to strive to achieve a system of services that allows older persons and persons with disabilities the opportunity for an independent and productive lifespan. This is accomplished through three primary areas of emphasis: Advocacy, Service, and Planning.
TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
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.
SOUTHEAST INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION (SEIDA)
Regional economic development association facilitating the creation of jobs, capital investment and additional power load throughout the SEIDA service area. SEIDA provides a coordinated approach to the delivery of a range of services to assist businesses with locations, expansions, and help with the identification of financing opportunities, infrastructure development, and marketing and demographic research.
SOUTHEAST TENNESSEE TOURISM ASSOCIATION (SETTA)
Southeast Tennessee Tourism Association’s mission is to develop and implement heritage based programs in the ten-county region known as Southeast Tennessee.
For more detailed information on each of these areas of the Southeast Tennessee Development District, please visit www.sedev.org.