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Commercial Development Districts

Tennessee Code Annotated (TCA) § 67-6-104(b)(3)(B) directs the commissioners of the Departments of Finance and Administration (F&A), Economic and Community Development (ECD) and Revenue to determine which counties are eligible counties for purposes of TCA § 67-6-104 (the “Commercial Development District Law”) using a consistent methodology based on a set of broadly available measures of economic well-being that could include county unemployment rate, rate of job growth, personal income per capita, property tax base per capita, percent high school graduates and percent below poverty.  

Accordingly, these commissioners, as directed by the Commercial Development District Law and for the purposes of such law, hereby designate the following counties that have been designated as “Distressed Counties” by ECD as classified annually by the Appalachian Regional Commission as “eligible counties."


Bledsoe                    Clay                       Cocke                    Fentress

Grundy                   Hancock             Hardeman       Jackson

Lake                           Lauderdale      McNairy              Morgan

Perry                         Scott                      Van Buren