Who is the RECD and what do we do?

  • Rhea Economic & Community Development (RECD) provides support for new and existing industries in Rhea County, Tennessee.
  • We are a thirty-two member board from various sectors of the community
  • Meets on the 4th Monday of each month; meetings are open to the public
  • Funded by the governments of Rhea County, City of Dayton, City of Graysville, and Town of Spring City, as well as private memberships
  • Facilitates the Three-Star Program for Rhea County
  • Helps to maintain and create jobs by:
    • Assisting existing industries and business in their sustenance and expansion efforts and recruiting new industries and businesses by:
      • Providing assistance in securing job training
      • Providing assistance in obtaining funding for infrastructure and other needs through loans and grants
      • Assisting in finding prime locations
      • Furnishing community data
      • Working closely with the State of Tennessee and other federal, state, regional, and local government officials.
  • Shares information about Rhea County at industrial and tourism trade shows
  • Provides brochures about Rhea County to Welcome Centers and other entities across the nation
  • Maintains RECD website featuring information about Rhea County and its municipalities, our members, and services we offer
  • Members are offered:
    • Free link and logo placement on site
    • Reduced rental rates of Welcome Center community room
    • Ability to post information in the Welcome Center
    • RETC support and recommendation to potential clients

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