Data Reports
Infrastructure Inventory
ETDD contracts with the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (TACIR) to collect public infrastructure needs on an annual basis from mayors, county executives, school superintendents, road superintendents, utility managers and various other local contacts in the ETDD region. This information is submitted to TACIR and compiled with infrastructure needs from other regions throughout the state for the development of a report on statewide infrastructure needs.

The most current report is entitled “Building Tennessee’s Tomorrow – Anticipating the State’s Infrastructure Needs – May 2017“. In addition to local infrastructure needs, it includes project needs from various state agencies. These projects include major improvements to the National Guard armories, state prisons, state parks, and renovations to the campuses of state public higher education institutions. View a copy of the report here.

For more information, please contact our office.

Census Reports
In 2011, ETDD prepared a 2010 Census Summary Report for each county in the region. Each report contains a brief narrative describing historical trends in the county’s demographics, economic growth, employment, education levels, commuter patterns, and housing. Tables are provided that support the narrative, and a census tract map is also included. The source of the information is the 2010 Census and the American Community Survey, which are found at

CEDS is intended to:

  • formulate programs that create jobs
  • raise income levels
  • diversify the economy
  • improve quality of life

The CEDS document identifies: 

  • needs, potentials and resources of an area
  • the community’s vision and goals
  • strategic directions for an action plan
  • priority projects via District Public Improvements Program

ETDD’s Executive Committee is the designated body to develop and approve the CEDS.

Below is the link to download a PowerPoint presentation on the ETDD SWOT Full Package.

Opportunity Zones
As described by the IRS, Opportunity Zones are a new community development tool established by Congress in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. This new tool is designed to drive long-term capital to low-income communities. The new law provides a federal tax incentive for investors to re-invest their capital gains into Opportunity Funds, which are specialized vehicles dedicated to investing in designated low-income areas.

Localities qualify as Opportunity Zones if they have been nominated for that designation by the state and that nomination has been certified by the Secretary of the U.S. Treasury via his delegation of authority to the Internal Revenue Service.

Twenty-eight of these tracts are in the East Tennessee Development District region. Use this interactive map to explore qualified opportunity zones in the ETDD region:

Also, click here: Tennessee Dept. of ECD Opportunity Zones, for more information on opportunity zones in Tennessee.

Annual Utility Rate Survey
The “Annual Utility Rate Survey” is a comparison of residential utility rates in the East Tennessee Development District.  The Survey is conducted each summer and distributed to the utilities and local officials serving the region.  The survey only compares residential rates and does not attempt to survey commercial and industrial rates.  Since utility rates can change at any time during the year, anyone interested in a specific utility’s current rates should contact that utility directly.  A copy of the most recent survey can be viewed here: