Economic Development Foundation Team

Vision - Jefferson County will have comprehensive, strategic economic development with a balanced economy, increased local employment, diversified local tax base, and better quality of life.

The following are the most recent activities:

  • Assisted M. Block and Sons to Jefferson City. M.Block has created jobs for 100+ full time employees.Staff has met with 8 existing industries, 10 small businesses, and provided support to 9 potential entrepreneurs looking to start a new business.
  • Partnered with The Shopping Center Group to identify 3 primary retail trade areas within Jefferson County and develop demographic and marketing materials supporting development of the markets.
  • Added 8 retail properties to and provided demographic and retailer contacts to six local real estate developers and agents.
  • BassMasters & various other fishing tournaments and BMX competitions hosted in Jefferson County.
  • Implementing tourist development and byway promotions.


2016 - 2017

George Gantte,
Max Fultz,
Manager & Community Relation
Bush's Visitor Center & Bush's Family Cafe
Bush Brothers & Company
Jimmy Carmichael
Chairman Jefferson County Commission 
Langon Potts,
Finance Director
Jefferson County
Jay Moser,
Tennessee Valley Resources
Mark Potts,
Jefferson City
Rosemary Moody-Wigington, President
First Tennessee Bank 
Greg Williams,
General Manager/Exec. Vice President
Appalachian Electric Coop

Scott Faulkenberry
Director of Economic Development
Jefferson County Economic
Development Alliance

 Adele Sensing,

Director of Tourism
Jefferson County Economic
Development Alliance