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Economic and Community Development
The Greater Nashville Regional Council is designated as the region’s economic development district by the State of Tennessee and the U.S. Economic Development Administration. Through its community and economic development programs, GNRC brings together elected, community, and business leaders, as well as industry professionals and citizens to build stronger and more resilient communities.
GNRC works with local elected officials, state agencies, economic development organizations, chambers of commerce, and private sector investors to prepare for economic and community development. GNRC assists communities in project planning, grant and loan applications, and project administration for such activities as affordable housing, water, and sewer service improvements, and industrial development infrastructure.
GNRC provides administrative services to the Mid-Cumberland Area Development Corporation (MADC), a nonprofit organization that provides small businesses access to financing using federal and local development loan programs.
Learn more about GNRC programs and services here.
Michael MillsDirector of Economic and Community Development
Gwen SchaeferSenior Credit Analyst
Rhonda SmithCredit Analyst
James DeanGrant Coordinator
Amy NapoliSenior Economic and Community Development Officer
Gretchen TrastECD Program Administrator