Community & University Resources

Knoxville and the State of Tennessee enjoy a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem. Regional, state and non-profit organizations have unique programs for helping start new businesses and grow existing businesses. We are proud to coordinate with many of these programs, helping support budding entrepreneurs.

Economic Development

  • Launch Tennessee: statewide economic development organization focused on strategies that increase the formation and expansion of businesses
  • UT Center for Industrial Services: helps businesses improve their economic competitiveness
  • UT Extension: delivers research-based information from the university to the people of Tennessee

Startup Support & Information


Business Incubation Facilities