Economic Development District

GNRC is designated by the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) as the Economic Development District (EDD) for Northern Middle Tennessee.  EDDs are responsible for creating and maintaining a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS).   The CEDS serves as a cornerstone of the U.S. EDA’s grant programs, as well as a means to engage community leaders, leverage the private sector, and establish a strategic blueprint for regional collaboration on economic development efforts.