Our Work In Tennessee
In partnership with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, ARC supported 38 projects in Tennessee totaling $17.6 million in fiscal year 2021. These investments have been matched by over $10 million and are attracting an additional $34.4 million in leveraged private investments in Tennessee. They are also creating or retaining 1,080 jobs, educating over 2,000 students and workers, and benefiting the 2.9 million residents in Tennessee’s 52 Appalachian counties.
Honorable Bill Lee
Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, 27th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
In Fiscal Year 2021, ARC and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development partnered on the following investments and projects.
Learn more about ARC’s fiscal year 2021 investments in Tennessee.
Investments in Action
Biz Foundry Supports Entrepreneurial Business in Tennessee
State Plans and Strategies
ARC’s current strategic plan is a blueprint for investments at the Regional level. Each of Appalachia’s 13 states develops a companion four-year plan and annual strategy statement outlining its funding priorities for ARC projects.
County Economic Status
Every year, ARC applies an index-based classification system to compare each county in the Region with national averages to understand how counties are performing.
Counties in Appalachia
(52 out of 95 counties): Anderson, Bledsoe, Blount, Bradley, Campbell, Cannon, Carter, Claiborne, Clay, Cocke, Coffee, Cumberland, De Kalb, Fentress, Franklin, Grainger, Greene, Grundy, Hamblen, Hamilton, Hancock, Hawkins, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Lawrence, Lewis, Loudon, McMinn, Macon, Marion, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Overton, Pickett, Polk, Putnam, Rhea, Roane, Scott, Sequatchie, Sevier, Smith, Sullivan, Unicoi, Union, Van Buren, Warren, Washington, and White
Local Development Districts
East Tennessee Development District
First Tennessee Development District
South Central Tennessee Development District
Southeast Tennessee Development District
Upper Cumberland Development District