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Emerging Businesses

Through strategic partnerships, TVA works to ensure the growth and success of the Tennessee Valley business community.

Business incubator centers

Business incubator centers across the Valley provide entrepreneurs with on-site support services and rental space. Clients have access to technical, marketing, financial, legal and business planning assistance to enhance their business success rate and graduate to become stand-alone, viable businesses.


Diversity Alliance

TVA participates with strategic partners to provide business tools and opportunities that help grow and sustain minority- and woman-owned businesses in the Valley. The partner organizations located across the Valley deliver services such as business plan development, loan preparation, marketing strategy, government contracting and company procurement assistance, and certification possibilities.

Diversity Alliance partners information and map (PDF)

Procurement Opportunities with TVA

Are you seeking to provide products or services to TVA as a supplier? Learn how at TVA's Supplier Connections portal.


Entrepreneur Magazine

Entrepreneurial Ideas

Fast Company Magazine

Inc. Magazine

Industry news -

National Business Incubation Association

Small Business Administration

State Resources

Alabama: Small Business Guide (PDF); Small Business Resource (PDF)


Kentucky (PDF)


North Carolina - (PDF)

Tennessee (PDF)