Southwest Tennessee Lead Regional Organizations

 

Lead Contact Organization: Regional Economic Development Initiative

REDI

REDI is the flagship regional organization in West Tennessee and is serving as a model to other areas.  REDI is the only regional organization in this area that has brought together economic development, education and workforce development all to the same table to talk and work together on ways to improve the region.
Regional Economic Development Initiative

Created in March 2010,  REDI is focused on creating regional collaboration in 11 West Tennessee counties.  The goal of REDI is to create a public/private sector partnership in West Tennessee to addresss issues that affect job creation and quality of life for its citizens.  REDI has four components:  Entrepreneurship, Education/Workforce Development, Technology and Capacity Building.  The REDI College Access program is the cornerstone of the program and serves 19 high schools, 18 LEA’s and works with approximately 1500 high school seniors.  REDI has won four innovation awards since its launch in 2010. (contact Lisa Hankins)

 

Regional Partner: Southwest Tennessee Development District

swtddThe Southwest Tennessee Development District (SWTDD) is a regional planning and economic development organization that serves eight counties.  SWTDD was organized in 1971, and is one of nine state-wide districts established by the General Assembly under the Tennessee Development District Act of 1965.  The SWTDD is charged with providing comprehensive planning, and promoting economic, community, and human resource development.  As a public non-profit association of local governments, the District serves Chester, Decatur, Madison, McNairy, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood and Henderson Counties. (contact Joe Barker)

 

The following table lists the diverse group of public and private sector partner organizations located and working within the Southwest Tennessee Region.

 

OrganizationService AreaTypeWebsite
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Chester County Chester CountyGovernmenthttp://chestercountytn.org/
Crockett CountyCrockett CountyGovernmenthttp://www.tn.gov/local/crockett.shtml
Decatur CountyDecatur CountyGovernmenthttp://www.decaturcountytn.org/
Gibson CountyGibson CountyGovernmenthttp://www.tn.gov/local/gibson.shtml
Hardeman CountyHardeman CountyGovernmenthttp://www.tn.gov/local/hardeman.shtml
Hardin CountyHardin CountyGovernmenthttp://www.tn.gov/local/hardin.shtml
Haywood CountyHaywood CountyGovernmenthttp://www.tn.gov/local/haywood.shtml
Henderson CountyHenderson CountyGovernmenthttp://www.hendersoncountytn.gov/
Lauderdale CountyLauderdale CountyGovernmenthttp://www.tn.gov/local/lauderdale.shtml
McNairy CountyMcNairy CountyGovernmenthttp://www.tn.gov/local/mcnairy.shtml
Tipton CountyTipton CountyGovernmenthttp://tn.gov/local/tipton.shtml
Southwest Tennessee Development DistrictSouthwest TennesseeNon-profithttp://www.swtdd.org/
Northwest Tennessee Development DistrictNorthwest TennesseeNon-profithttp://www.nwtdd.org/nwtdd
Memphis Area Association of GovernmentsGreater MemphisAssociationhttp://maagov.org/
Jackson State Community CollegeTennesseeInstitutionhttp://www.jscc.edu/
Dyersburg State Community CollegeTennesseeInstitutionhttp://www.dscc.edu/
TN Higher Education Commission TennesseePublichttp://www.state.tn.us/thec/
TN Student Assistance Corporation TennesseePublichttp://www.tn.gov/tsac/
TN College Access & Success Network TennesseeNon-profithttp://www.tncollegeaccess.org/
Ayers FoundationTennesseeFoundationhttp://www.theayersfoundation.org/
USDA – Rural DevelopmentPublichttp://www.rurdev.usda.gov/tn-contacts.html
West TN Industrial AssociationWest Tennesseehttp://wtia.org/home/index.php
Delta Regional Authority Publichttp://www.dra.gov/
Univ. of TN Institute for Public Service TennesseeInstitutionhttp://www.ips.tennessee.edu/
WestStarWest TennesseePublichttp://www.utm.edu/departments/weststar/
State of TN Department Economic and Community DevelopmentTennesseePublichttp://tn.gov/ecd/
State of TN Department of Labor & Workforce DevelopmentTennesseePublichttp://www.state.tn.us/labor-wfd/
Workforce Investment Act – Areas 11 and 12Southwest TennesseePublichttps://apps.tn.gov/wiaetpl-app/provider-list.html?lwia=11
Chester County Chamber of CommerceChester CountyAssociationhttp://chestercountychamber.com/
Crockett County Chamber of CommerceCrockett CountyAssociationhttp://www.crockettchamber.com/
Decatur County Chamber of CommerceDecatur CountyAssociationhttp://decaturcountytennessee.org/
Humboldt Chamber of CommerceHumboldt ChamberAssociationwww.humboldttnchamber.org
Milan Chamber of CommerceMilan Associationhttp://www.cityofmilantn.com/chamber-of-commerce
Greater Gibson County Chamber of CommerceGibson CountyAssociationhttp://www.gibsoncountytn.com/
Hardeman County Chamber of CommerceHardeman CountyAssociationhttp://hardemancountytn.com/
Hardin County Chamber of CommerceHardin County Associationhttp://www.hardincountychamber.com/
TEAM Hardin CountyHardin County www.tourhardincounty.org
Brownsville/Haywood County Chamber of CommerceBrownsville/Haywood CountyAssociationhttp://www.brownsvillehaywoodcountychamber.com/
Henderson County Chamber of CommerceHenderson CountyAssociationhttp://www.hctn.org/
Lauderdale Chamber/ECDLauderdale Associationhttp://www.lauderdalecountytn.org/
McNairy Regional AllianceMcNairy Countyhttp://www.mcnairy.com/mra/
McNairy County Chamber of CommerceMcNairy CountyAssociationhttp://www.mcnairy.com/
Tipton County Chamber of CommerceTipton CountyAssociationhttp://www.covington-tiptoncochamber.com/
South Tipton County Chamber of CommerceTipton CountyAssociationhttp://www.southtipton.com/
AT & TNationalCorporationhttp://www.att.com/
AeneasJacksonPublic Utilityhttp://www.aeneas.com/local.shtml