The South Central Tennessee Development District (SCTDD) is an association of 35 municipal and 13 county governments in southern middle Tennessee organized to advocate and promote economic and community development within the region.
SCTDD was founded in 1972 to assist its member local governments by providing technical assistance, planning, and general staff support and to help local governments and other groups develop projects and activities to benefit the communities and citizens of the region. The professional staff employed by SCTDD provides planning, coordination, and technical services for economic and community development, human resources, research and information.
SCTDD is governed by a 53-member Board of Directors which delegates authority and policy-making on a day-to-day basis to a twenty-four member Executive Committee. The Executive Committee is comprised of thirteen county mayors, six municipal mayors, one state senator, one state representative, and three minority representatives.
The primary goals of the district are: to assist local governments in researching, obtaining, and administering federal and private funding; to promote and enhance the quality of life in South Central Tennessee; to develop jobs, upgrade the labor force and help raise the per capita income of the region's citizens; to help promote a regional environment conducive to attracting and retaining industry and furthering economic growth; to assist in the formation of public policy for better transportation systems and infrastructure; to serve as a clearinghouse for member governments with information concerning federal, state, and local services available to assist in the solution of common problems; to identify needs and advocate services for the elderly population of the region; and, to foster intergovernmental relations between all branches of government.
The South Central Tennessee Development District (SCTDD) does not discriminate based on race, color or national origin in federal or state sponsored programs, pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d). This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.