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About McMinn County EDA

The McMinn County Economic Development Authority (EDA) is your resource to help your businesses evaluate and plan for a successful location or expansion in McMinn County, TN.

The mission of the McMinn County EDA is 1) to facilitate the creation and retention of quality jobs for the citizens of McMinn County, TN and 2) to increase capital investment in McMinn County through a targeted marketing plan and regional partnership programs.

Services provided by the McMinn County Economic Development Authority:

  • Site location assistance within McMinn County borders
  • Geographic information system analysis (GIS) for site plan analysis
  • Permitting assistance
  • Liaison between company and state, county and city governmental entities.
  • Assist with project management to help companies from construction-to-production, keeping projects on track and on time. We have a proven track record of seeing projects to completion on or before their production deadlines.
  • Lifetime support for existing industries with expansion and retention assistance
  • Liaison between companies and governmental entities.
  • Work with local educators and industries on developing workforce preparedness programs for advanced manufacturing and to enhance the skills of our local workforce.
  • Work with entrepreneurs to help them along the path of starting a business.

The McMinn County EDA wants to serve your business and ensure its success in McMinn County, Tennessee. We do our best to support businesses who locate here in McMinn and we remain your biggest advocate.

Thank you for considering an investment in McMinn County, Tennessee. When you invest in us, we invest in you. Let’s make your business here successful – together!

-Kathy Knight
Director, McMinn County Economic Development Authority