Polk County is an ideal place to start a new business venture. Through the internet it is possible to reach a global market and take a wilderness hike, ride a bike through the mountains on world class trails or catch the last flow of the Ocoee River on summer afternoons. Local lenders are used to dealing with “new ideas” and there are resource agencies already in place to help you realize your vision.  

Cleveland Bradley Business Incubator
“Developing the Future”
Starting a new business is always a risky proposition.  Let the Cleveland/Bradley Business Center help you minimize the risk by offering your business some of the latest innovations in business technology, and an affordable space for your business to grow.

Contact Hurley Buff, Director;  423.478.6476 e-mail: hurleyb@cbbi.net


Small Business Development Center
“Economic Development through Counseling and Education”
The small business development center acts as a personal counselor to help you deal with the issues of starting, growing and managing your business – at no cost to you.

The small business development center expertise is available to help develop business plans, find sources of capital, and manage your business.
Phone: 423.478.6247 e-mail: dhudson@tsbdc.org


Tennessee Career Center
“Where People and Jobs Connect”
The Tennessee Career Center offers employers access to job seekers. Any employer can request referrals through the labor market exchange program. The Center will then screen potential employees and refers them to the employer. The Center can also assist in customized training, on the job training whereby the program pays for up to 50% of employee training, and incumbent worker training.
Phone: 423.745.2028, www.secareercenter.org

Promoting Economic Development for All Citizens
of Polk County and the Ocoee River Region
Conducting Business where the world comes to play!