Partnership Opportunities


Business Development Division

Who does it help? Tennessee current and prospective agribusinesses.

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture's Business Development Division provides information and services for prospective or expanding agribusinesses. TDA also connects business operators to opportunities and resources through partnerships with other state and local agencies and numerous organizations.

Contact: (615) 837-5160 or


Tennessee Agritourism Association

Who does it help? Tennessee farmers and forest landowners.

The mission of the Tennessee Agritourism Association is to promote quality growth and development of agritourism in Tennessee.




County Health Councils

Who it helps: Tennessee Residents

Tennessee's County Health Councils were established in the 1990's as a way to bring together community partners from different sectors to utilize local data and pursue common solutions for shared issues. More than two decades later, these groups continue to build relationships, share resources, and promote work that enhances community health and well-being. Health Councils exist in all 95 counties with TDH directly supporting those councils in the 89 rural counties through funding and staffing support.


Tennessee Development Districts

There are nine development districts in the state of Tennessee put in place by the Tennessee Development District Association in 1965. These development districts assist in historic preservation by providing economic development grants and loans, community enhancement grants, local government assistance, GIS/GPS mapping services, tourism promotion, and local planning. Click here to see which district your city or county is in.

Contact: Click here

Tennessee Serves

Who it helps: Tennessee Residents, Communities and Nonprofits

First Lady Marie Lee launched Tennessee Serves in 2019, to encourage Tennesseans to serve one another and volunteer in their communities. The three-part initiative works in partnership with County mayors, nonprofits, and community leaders to develop service projects tailored to the unique needs of each community, with a special focus on Tennessee’s distressed counties. 



Tennessee Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

The Governors Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives was established in 2019, to partner with nonprofits, business leaders, and the faith community to serve Tennesseans in need. The office leads key public-private partnerships, including Tennessee Fosters Hope and anti-human trafficking efforts.

How it Helps: As a resource hub for Tennesseans and their families