Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry is the unified voice of business and premier advocacy organization in the state. The Tennessee Chamber creates prosperity for all Tennesseans through an economy of increased productivity and global competitiveness. As the single, unified voice of business, the Tennessee Chamber works to enhance the quality of life for all Tennesseans.

Society of Manufacturing Engineers

Society of Manufacturing Engineers - The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) is the premier source for manufacturing knowledge, education and networking. Through its many programs, events, magazines, publications and online training division, Tooling U, SME connects manufacturing practitioners to each other, to the latest technologies and to the most up-to-date manufacturing processes. SME has members around the world and is supported by a network of chapters and technical communities.

Chattanooga Regional Manufacturers Association

Chattanooga Regional Manufacturers Association (CRMA) - CRMA's interests lie in education, high environmental standards, energy, economic development, government affairs, and training in all disciplines that affect the viability of manufacturing in the region.

CRMA assists other organizations in economic development activities, seeking to create a sustainable array of industries, suppliers and customers that collectively can compete on local, regional, national and global bases.

CRMA monitors and when necessary, participates in public utility rate setting processes to assure that adequate, reliable supplies of water, natural gas and electricity are available for industrial use at costs that permit competitive operation. CRMA watches legislative and regulatory activities with potential impact on industrial interests.

About Tennessee Manufacturing

Manufacturing is an integral part of Tennessee's economy. According to the National Association of Manufactuers, the industry accounts for nearly 15 percent of the state's total output and employs 11.4 percent of its workforce. The goal of the Made in Tennessee program is to support the Volunteer State's manufacturing community by raising awareness of their products and providing resources to help them grow. 


About the Center for Industrial Services

For 50 years, CIS has assisted manufacturers across the state in the areas of business growth, health and safety and sustainability. CIS also has led economic development efforts by helping existing firms become more competitive, develop new products and markets, and by teaching economic development practitioners new approaches to navigating economic growth. For more on CIS visit