Community Development


Scott County Water Filling Stations
In 2017, the Scott County IDB received approval for ThreeStar grant funding for the project with the goal to offer a free alternative to sugary sodas throughout the school day. This strategy addressed health, economic development and workforce development pillars of the ThreeStar program.

Chris Cantrell bldg.

Smithville Comprehensive Façade Improvement
In 2012, Smithville/DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce leaders identified the TNECD Tennessee Downtowns Program as a fit for their community’s downtown development needs.



Downtown Master Plan Streetscape and Façade Improvements
In 2006 the city took the first step in downtown redevelopment by developing and adopting a master plan to serve as a guide for future development. 


Erwin Downtown Revitalization and Broadband
Erwin is reshaping its future to compete in an information and technology-based economy by transitioning from 20th century rail to 21st century fiber connectivity. 


Houston County Hospital Renovations
In 2016, Houston County leaders saw the opportunity to apply for TNECD Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to make improvements to the hospital facility. 

Sumner Co Ribbon Cutting ECC 2017

Sumner County Emergency Communication Center
Over the last two decades Sumner County and its communities have experienced multiple tornados and storm disasters resulting in county-wide property destruction and property losses totaling hundreds of millions of dollars.


Greene County Retail Recruitment
Greene County partners identified the need for new retail establishments to serve local residents, keep consumer expenditures in the county, and grow sales and property tax revenues for local governments.



Athens Thrive Public Spaces and Façade Improvements 
In 2016, Athens became a Main Street community. Since that time, Athens Main Street have put in place programs and funding for strategic property updates and related community design assistance. 


DeKalb County Health Adventure
Leaders from the Chamber and several community groups share a deep commitment to bring healthy opportunities to residents of the community and remove barriers to individual’s ability to improve their health.


Morristown SkyMart Venture Place
 Since 2009, the City of Morristown and CDP have thoughtfully preserved the downtown commercial district, which is known for its outdoor skywalks on the second floor of the buildings. 


Livingston Central Park
The city was selected as one of Tennessee’s Courthouse Square Revitalization Act pilot project communities that allowed sales tax from their downtown district to be returned for improvements.


Columbia Downtown Revitalization
Columbia leaders have been systematically working to redevelop downtown assets during the last decade to better serve existing residents and meet the need for attainable housing for residents.