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Small Business Resources Tennessee

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The following is a partial listing of agencies, chambers of commerce and associations which have a variety of programs to assist the small business community in the State of Tennessee.

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State Agencies
Department of Economic and Community
Development
Small Business Office
Business Development
State Purchasing
Minority Purchasing Council
320 Sixth Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37243

http://www.tnedc.org/
(in-state) (800) 872-7201
(out-of-state) (800) 251-8594
(615) 741-2626
(615) 741-2545
(615) 741-4294
(615) 259-4699
Small Business Administration
Nashville District Office
50 Vintage Way, Suite 201
Nashville, TN 37228-1500
(615) 736-5881
Fax: (615) 736-7232
Small Business Development Centers
Tennessee Small Business Development Center
UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS
Dr. Kenneth J. Burns, State Director
South Campus (Getwell Road)
Building #1
Memphis, TN 38152-0001
(901) 678-2500
Fax: (901) 678-4072
Web site:
http://www.tsbdc.memphis.edu
Chattanooga State Technical Community College
Small Business Development Center
Ms. Donna Marsh, Small Business Specialist
100 Cherokee Blvd., Suite 202
Chattanooga, TN 37405-3878
(423) 752-1774
Fax: (423) 752-1925
Cleveland State Community College
Small Business Development Center
Mr. Don Geren, Director
Adkisson Drive
P.O. Box 3570
Cleveland, TN 37320-3570
(423) 478-6247
Fax: (423) 478-6251
Tennessee Technological University
Small Business Development Center
Ms. Dorothy Vadem, Business Specialist
College of Business Admininstration
P.O. Box 5023
Cookeville, TN 38505
(931) 372-3648
Fax: (931) 372-6249
Dyersburg State Community College
Small Business Development Center
Mr. Bob Wylie, Senior Business Specialist
Office of Extension Services
1510 Lake Road
Dyersburg, TN 38024-2450
(901) 286-3201
Fax: (901) 286-3271
East Tennessee State University
Small Business Development Center
Mr. Bob Justice, Director
College of Business
P.O. 70698
Johnson City, TN 37614-0698
(423) 439-5630
Fax: (423) 439-7080
Four Lakes Regional Industrial Development Authority
Small Business Development Center
Ms. Dorothy Vaden, Small Business Specialist
P.O. Box 63
Hartsville, TN 37074-0063
(615) 374-3521
Fax: (615) 374-4608
Knoxville Chamber Partnership Historic City Hall
International Trade Center
Small Business Development Center
Mr. Richard Vogler, IT Specialist
601 West Summit Hill Drive
Knoxville, TN 37915-2572
(423) 632-2990
Fax: (423) 521-6367
University of Memphis
International Trade Center
Small Business Development Center
Mr. Gene Odom, International Trade Specialist
University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152-0001
(901) 678-4174
Fax: (901) 678-4072
Jackson State Community College
Small Business Development Center
Mr. David L. Brown, Business Counselor
McWherter Center, Room 213
2046 North Parkway Street
Jackson, TN 38305-3797
(901) 424-5389
Fax: (901) 425-2641
Middle Tennessee State University
Small Business Development Center
Mr. Patrick Geho, Director
Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce Bldg.
501 Memorial Blvd.
Murfreesboro, TN 37129-0001
(615) 898-2745
Fax: (615) 893-7089
Pellissippi State Technical Community College
Small Business Development Center
Ms. Teri Brahams, Director
601 West Summit Hill Drive
Knoxville, TN 37902-2011
(423) 632-2980
Fax: (423) 971-4439
Maury County Chamber of Commerce Bldg.
Small Business Development Center
Mr. Eugene Osekowsky, Business Specialist
106 West Sixth Street
P.O. Box 8069
Columbia, TN 38402-8069
(615) 898-2745
Fax: (615) 893-7089
Southeast Tennessee Development District
Small Business Development Center
Ms. Sherri E. Bishop, Business Specialist
P.O. Box 4757
25 Cherokee Blvd.
Chattanooga, TN 37405-0757
(423) 266-5781
Fax: (423) 267-7705
Tennessee State University
Small Business Development Center
Mr. Billy E. Lowe, Director
College of Business
330 Tenth Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37203-3401
(615) 963-7179
Fax: (615) 963-7160
University of Memphis
Small Business Development Center
Mr. Don Grimsley, Senior Business Specialist
320 South Dudley Street
Memphis, TN 38104-3206
(901) 527-1041
Fax: (901) 527-1047
Tennessee Small Business Development Center
Mr. Dan Collier, Business Specialist
Technology 2020 Office
1020 Commerce Park Drive
Oak Ridge, TN 37830-8026
(423) 483-2668
Fax: (423) 220-2030
The University of Memphis
Tennessee Small Business Development Center
Dr. Paul Jennings, Director
Technology and Energy Services
Memphis, TN 38152-0001
(901) 678-4057
Fax: (901) 678-4072
Tennesee State University (TSU)
Tennessee Small Business Development Center
College of Business
330 10th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37203-3401
(615) 963-7179
TTUAffiliate Office at Hartsville
Tennessee Small Business Development Center
Four Lakes Regional Industrial
Development Authority
P.O. Box 63
Hartsville, TN 37074-0063
(615) 374-9521
Tennessee Technological University (TTU)
Tennessee Small Business Development Center
College of Business Administration
P.O. Box 5023
Cookville, TN 37203-3401
(931) 372-3648
Dyersburg State Community College
Tennessee Small Business Development Center
1510 Lake Road
Dyersburg, TN 38024
(901) 286-3201
Middle Tennessee State University
Tennessee Small Business Development Center
Chamber of Commerce Building
501 Memorial Blvd.
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
(615) 898-2745
Pellissippi State Technical Community College
Tennessee Small Business Development Center
Knoxville Area Chamber Partnership
601 West Summit Hill Drive
Knoxville, TN 37902-2011
(423) 632-2980
Columbia Service Center
Tennessee Small Business Development Center
Maury County Chamber of Commerce Building
106West Sixth Street
P.O. Box 8069
Columbia, TN 38402
(615) 898-2745
Jackson State Community College
Tennessee Small Business Development Center
2046 North Parkway Street
Jackson, TN 38301-3797
(901) 424-5389
University of Memphis
Tennessee Small Business Development Center
320 South Dudley Street
Memphis, TN 38104-3206
(901) 527-1041
Chattanooga State Technical Community College
Affiliate Office for Training of the Chattanooga Area Consortium
Tennessee Small Business Development Center
100 Cherokee Blvd., Suite 202
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 752-1774
Southeast Tennessee Development District
Affiliate Office of the Chattanooga Area Consortium
Tennessee Small Business Development Center
P.O. Box 4757
Chattanooga, TN 37405-0757
(423) 266-5781
Cleveland State Community College
Tennessee Small Business Development Center
Tennessee Valley Programs Division
Lead Service Center Chattanooga Area Consortium
P.O. Box 3570
Cleveland, TN 37320-3570
(423) 478-6247
SCORE Offices
Nashville SCORE #0072
50 Vantage Way, Suite 201
Nashville, TN 37228-1500
(615) 736-7621
Chattanooga SCORE #0211
Federal Building, 900 Georgia Avenue, Room 26
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 752-5190
Fax: (423) 752-5335
Memphis SCORE
167 N. Mid-America Mall
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 544-3588
Minority/Women/Native American Development Centers
The National Association for Women Business Owners
Nashville Chapter
Ms. Janice S. Thomas, Executive Director
1112 8th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 248-3474
Fax: (615) 256-2706
E-mail:
tnwrc@bellsouth.net
Women in Business Development Center
Ms. Patricia Wesson, WIBDC Coordinator
4515 Popular Avenue, Suite 217
Memphis, TN 38117
(901) 374-0397
Fax: (901) 374-0397
E-mail:
WIBDC@aol.com
National Association of Women Business Owners
Metropolitan Memphis Chapter
Ms. Elaine Sanford, President
3125 South Mendenhall Box 376
Memphis, TN 38115
(901) 542-0962
Memphis Technical Assistance and Resource Center
Mr. Michael O. Minor, Manager
555 Beale Street
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 526-9300
Fax: (901) 525-2357
Memphis Contractor Assistance Program
c/o MTARC
Mr. Gearld Neeley, Program Manager
555 Beale Street
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 526-9300
Fax: (901) 525-2357
Institute for Women as Entrepreneurs
University of Tennessee
School of Business Administration
615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37403
(423) 755-4412
Fax: (423) 755-5255
Local Economic Development Agencies
Chattanooga Office of Minority Business Enterprise
State Office Building
540 McCallie Avenue, Suite 101
Chattanooga, TN 37402-2089
(423) 634-6376
Fax: (423) 634-6351
Knoxville Office of Minority Business Enterprise
531 Henley Street, Room 703
Knoxville, TN 37902
(423) 594-6030
Fax: (423) 594-6354
Memphis Office of Minority Business Enterprise
100 N. Main Street, Suite 1930
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 543-7425
Fax: (901) 543-7905
Nashville Office of Minority Business Enterprise
Rachel Jackson Building
320 6th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37243-0405
(615) 741-2545
Fax: (615) 741-5829
Nashville Minority Business Center
14 Academy Place, Suite 420
Nashville, TN 37228-1526
(615) 255-0432
Office of Minority Enterprise Development
Small Business Administration
50 Vintage Way, Suite 202
Nashville, TN 37228-1526
(615) 736-5881
Mid-South Minority Business Council
4111 West Park Loop
Memphis, TN 38111
(901) 678-2388
Tennessee Minoruty Supplier Development Council
Metro Center, Plaza 1 Bldg.
220 Athens Way, Suite 105
Nashville, TN 37228-1300
(615) 259-4699
Four Lakes Regional Industrial Development Authority
P.O. Box 63
Hartsville, TN 37074
(615) 374-3521
Knoxville Community Development Corp.
901 Broadway N.E.
P.O. Box 3550
Knoxville, TN 37927-3550
(423) 594-8762
Southeast Local Development Corp.
25 Cherokee Boulevard
P.O. Box 4757
Chattanooga, TN 37405-0757
(423) 266-5781
Tennessee Business Development Corp.
301 E. Wood Street, Suite 2
Paris, TN 38242
(901) 644-1355
(800) 383-3071
The Small Business Center
Austin Peay University
P.O. Box 4775
Clarksville, TN 37044
(931) 648-7360
Women’s Resource Center
1112 8th Avenue South
P.O. Box 101024
Nashville, TN 37224
(615) 248-3474
Opportunities with Public Housing Authorities (PHA)
  See PHA contact information at: http://www.hud.gov/offices/pih/pha/contacts/index.cfm
Opportunities with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) recipients
  See CDBG contact information at: http://www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/communitydevelopment/programs/contacts/

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