TDC works with local partners to help promote the broader economic development goals of Knox County and the City of Knoxville.

TDC, working in partnership with the Knoxville Chamber, provides economic development services on behalf of Knox County and the City of Knoxville. TDC maintains a very close working relationship with the County and City administrations and other local elected officials, including five local elected officials that serve on TDC’s Board of Directors.  Through these close working relationships with local elected leaders, TDC can stay in sync with and support Knox County’s and the City of Knoxville’s economic development goals.  TDC’s annual operating costs are primarily funded through an annual defined services contract with Knox County and to a lesser degree through annual economic development funding from the City of Knoxville to support TDC’s dual role as the Knox County Joint Economic and Community Development Board.