Economic and Community Development

At Tennessee Tech University, we are proud to be a knowledge-bank for economic and community development. Our talented students are always thinking outside the box, generating new ideas that can launch businesses and enrich the quality of life for others. From manufacturing to healthcare to cybersecurity, we are leading the way in rural innovation to support business and industry.


$1.52 Billion

(2019-2020 State of Tennessee - Gross Domestic Product)

Every student at Tennessee Tech is encouraged to learn by doing. Real world, hands-on experiences are a hallmark of education at Tennessee Tech. As American chemist Linus Pauling once said, “The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas.”  And our hard-working students and dedicated faculty are bursting with them.

Highest return on investment of any public university in Tennessee. - Best Value CollegesFrom Memphis to Mountain City, Tennessee Tech graduates and students are making a positive difference in their communities. Just like our great state, Tennessee Tech is soaring to new heights. We transform lives here every day. Let us show you how your expectations can become our innovation. That’s why Tech is Tennessee.


10,000+/- students students talking$58,400 Average Graduate Startiong Salary - U.S. News & World Report
business students 200+ programs of studyStudent using a virtual reality headset.

Rural Reimagined

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Program

Tennessee Tech Center for Rural Innovation

Economic and Community Development
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