The IDB work closely with several local and state level partners. Each one of these agencies plays a vital role in the recruitment of industry to our community.
Tennessee Valley Authority
The Tennessee Valley Authority, a corporation owned by the U.S. government, provides electricity for 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states at prices below the national average. TVA, which receives no taxpayer money and makes no profits, also provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists utilities and state and local governments with economic development.
WorkForce Essentials is a non-traditional, private, non-profit organization with locations in 35 middle and west Tennessee counties serviced by nearly 200 employees. In addition to their Tennessee service delivery area for individual job assistance programs, WorkForce Essentials has expanded its Business Services Division into several states providing such programs as drug & alcohol testing, employee assessment & training, and business consulting.
State of Tennessee
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development's mission is to develop strategies which help make Tennessee the number one location in the Southeast for high quality jobs. The department seeks to attract new corporate investment in Tennessee and works with Tennessee companies to facilitate expansion and economic growth.
Building & Codes
The purpose of Building & Codes is to provide support and assistance to the Building Department and Codes Enforcement Division. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to: issuing building, and plumbing permits; maintaining records and reports; generating correspondence; answering questions from the public and other County Departments regarding local zoning laws and regulations; reviewing of subdivision plats prior to preliminary and final plat approval, checking for zoning regulation compliance; preparing and coordinating requistions for purchases; preparing and processing statistical analyses; handling department accounting functions; preparing notification letters, meeting agendas, meeting minutes and case file for appeals hearings and board meetings; and performing other related duties as assigned by the Building Commissioner.
Clarksville Regional Airport
The Clarksville Regional Airport (formerly Outlaw Field) is a full service airport with daily incoming and outgoing flights. Perfect for both commercial and personal use, the airport offers terminal parking and short term courtesy crew cars for our day visitors as well as tie downs for our overnight visitors. You’ll find a spacious, comfortable pilot lounge with a fully-equipped flight planning room and quiet room for rest. Local air traffic control is handled by Fort Campbell Approach. Our 100LL self-serve fuel farm is available 24 hours a day. Our full-service 100LL and Jet A (with Prist) trucks are available during business hours and outside of business hours with advanced notice.
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RJ Corman Railroad Group
Rick Corman started his business after graduating from Jessamine County High School in 1973. He borrowed money from his uncle for a backhoe and dump truck and went to work rebuilding/repairing railroad crossings. At the end of four years he had a dozen backhoes, a few dump trucks, and no debt.
Today, the R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC serves all seven North American major railroads, many regional and shortline railroads and dozens of industries having rail. Services include owning and operating eleven shortlines, providing emergency rail services associated with derailments and natural disasters, switching, track construction, track material distribution, signal design/construction, aircraft maintenance, building switching locomotives and operating two dinner trains.
Rail transportation is provided by R.J. Corman Railroad (shortline) from Clarksville to Guthrie, KY. The Clarksville-Montgomery County Corporate Business Park is served by rail and rail for the expanded Business Park South is available for expansion.
The Clarksville Department of Electricity began operations in December 1938. The City of Clarksville purchased the distribution facility from the Kentucky-Tennessee Light & Power Company, a privately owned and profit making utility, and contracted to purchase power for resale from the Tennessee Valley Authority. All power consumed by CDE and its customers is supplied by TVA.
The department's service area includes all of the 100 square miles located within the boundaries of the city of Clarksville. Approximately 60,000 customers are served and 892 miles of power lines and 960 miles of fiber optic cable are maintained.
For over 75 years, Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation has been a power distributor in a growing five-county area, serving Cheatham, Montgomery, Robertson, Stewart and Sumner counties.
CEMC has seven district offices throughout our service area with our headquarters office being in Clarksville. It has been our goal to provide reliable electricity at reasonable rates. CEMC purchases electric power from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) at wholesale rates and distributes it to CEMC members. Our goal is to bring electricity to our member-consumers at the lowest possible rate.
Our mission is to provide dependable, affordable electric service through the expertise and dedication of competent leadership and a well-trained and responsive workforce.Being a cooperative, CEMC is a nonprofit organization governed by a board of directors elected by the membership.
Clarksville Gas & Water
Gas and Water is proud to safely and efficiently deliver natural gas, water and sewer services to the citizens of Clarksville-Montgomery County. Natural gas service is also provided to Robertson and Cheatham counties in Tennessee, Christian and Todd counties in Kentucky and to the Fort Campbell, Kentucky military installation. We are also home to the City Engineering Office that provides expert design and support for water and sewer system capital improvement projects.