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COVID-19 Impact on South Central Tennessee Businesses

COVID-19 Impact on South Central Tennessee Businesses

After more than a year of COVID-19, the counties of the South Central Development District were asked to analyze the business impact on the counties. The data has now been compiled and is being made public. The raw data responses are in the link to the table below:...

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Shuttered Business Special Grants

Shuttered Business Special Grants

The U.S. Small Business Administration launched a splash page for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) application portal in anticipation of opening applications for the much-anticipated critical economic relief program on Thursday, April 8, 2021. The Shuttered...

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Zoom Meeting for Arts Grants

Zoom Meeting for Arts Grants

The South Central Tennessee Development District is excited to be a Designated Agency for the Arts Build Communities (ABC) Grant Program through the Tennessee Arts Commission again this year. We will be conducting a Grant Applicant Workshop on May 10, 2021 from 10...

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Supply Chain Resilience Workshop

Supply Chain Resilience Workshop

Supply Chain challenges have been exacerbated by the Pandemic and the closed world-wide borders. There are emerging strategies for businesses to contend with assuring that you inventory has resilience and is prepared for and is able to respond to disasters in the...

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THDA Covid-19 Rent Relief Program

THDA Covid-19 Rent Relief Program

The Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) has begun serving applicants under the THDA COVID-19 Rent Relief Program. The COVID-19 Rent Relief program was developed in an effort to support renters who are or have been struggling to pay rent, utilities, or other...

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PPP Loans Target Small & Minority-Owned Business

PPP Loans Target Small & Minority-Owned Business

Small Business Administration (SBA) Coronavirus Funding: Paycheck Protection Program Starting today, February 24th, the SBA will open a 14-day period where businesses with fewer than 20 employees can apply Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Relief.  Sole proprietors,...

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Free Business Counseling for COVID-19 Recovery

Free Business Counseling for COVID-19 Recovery

As businesses work toward recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) has begun to offer free counseling support for area business owners. Sessions are designed to connect businesses with available...

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Spotlight on Summer Thyme Meals

Spotlight on Summer Thyme Meals

Late nights at the office, Never-ending errands Soccer, band, ballet, karate, meeting, laundry... Wouldn’t it be nice to have a cook help maintain a healthier lifestyle for you and your family? Summer Thyme Meals has you covered!       Meet the Owner... Summer Clift...

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Rent Relief COVID-19

Rent Relief COVID-19

Tennessee will be allocated roughly $458 million from the federal government for COVID-19 Rent Relief and Governor Lee has tasked THDA with administering these funds for the majority of the state. THDA is working now to develop a web portal for applicants, establish a...

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COVID 19 Updates for Non Profits

COVID 19 Updates for Non Profits

There are updates for Businesses and Non Profits for assistance with COVID 19!  COVID-19 Resources for Non-Profits The Center for Nonprofit Management has shared several resources related to the challenges of the COVID-19 and positive news moving forward: A recording...

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