Southeast Tennessee Development District

We provide small business funding for startups & existing businesses with Local, State & Federal loan programs specific to job creation and/or retention.


We partner with local governments to develop climates where businesses and industry can grow and prosper, creating new jobs and capital investment. We focus on positive community and economic development, which includes growth planning (developing critical infrastructure) that leads to successful economic development and creates places where talent will want to live, work and play.

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Forming a Business
  • Business Optimization

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Loan Providers (Specialty)
  • Government Funding (Specialty)
  • Real Estate Finance (Specialty)
  • Matching Fund Providers (Specialty)

Networking and Associations

  • Geographically Based
  • Small Business/General (Specialty)
Contact Information
Audra Kelly
1000 Riverfront Parkway
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402