When a business makes the decision to build or expand, there are many factors that come into play. The Select Tennessee Certified Sites Program was developed as a rigorous process aimed at elevating Tennessee’s sites to the level of preparedness necessary for corporate investment. The program will market the sites to a targeted group of site selection consultants and business leaders in Tennessee’s key industry clusters. We encourage your community to learn more about the program and to consider submitting your site for certification.
The process to apply begins with the submission of a “Letter of intent to apply.” Please download the template for this letter from the link below. Once downloaded, please prepare the letter as indicated in the template and return by email to:Select.Tennessee@tn.gov.
Once your completed letter of intent is received, Austin Consulting will email you the Step 1 application and instructions for how to upload the completed application and associated attachments.
This document provides description and additional information to aid communities in completing applications to become Select Tennessee certified. This document corresponds to the questions found in Step 2: Comprehensive Site Information however, you may find it useful in completing Step 1: Essential Criteria Worksheet, both of which will be emailed to you upon completion of Step 1.
Note: Applicants may submit letters of intent (LOI) to apply at any time.
Note: Only the first 10 Step 1 Applications (not LOIs) will be accepted into Round 3.
Note: Incomplete Round 1 & 2 applications will continue into Round 3.
July 10 through August 9, 2013: Acceptance period for Step 1 applications to be considered in Round 3
August through September 2013: Review of Step 1 applications submitted for Round 3 and distribution of Step 2 applications to applicants accepted to continue through the certification process
September through October 2013: Austin Consulting and Foote Consulting Group conduct site visits to applicant sites preparing Step 2 applications
November 2013: Final preparation and submittal of Step 2 applications / Notification of certifications and results of review and visit
January 2014: Round 4 of Certifications begins