There is an undeniable connection between the counties of Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Lincoln, and Moore in the rolling foothills of south-central Tennessee. This area is known for its scenic lakes and rivers, world-famous distilleries, innovations in aerospace, and especially the hospitality and giving spirit of its people. Ingenuity, dependability, tenacious resolve and optimism are coded into our DNA. Now is the time for collaboration and action to promote economic resiliency for our area. 
What Tri-Lakes businesses need now is some community collaboration.


This site exists to give local business, industry, and the communities throughout the five-county area a place to connect and learn how we can support one another as the COVID-19 crisis continues to develop. We have compiled a list of local businesses that need your support which you can view here.


If you would like your business to be listed in this directory, please complete this form. Let us know how you have adjusted your daily operations, such as alternate hours, offering online options or delivery, and any other news you feel would be important to communicate to the community. We want to help local business & industry pivot to successfully operate during this time, so please be sure and indicate what information, toolkits, and other resources would benefit you most.

We have a small business resources page, including information for businesses seeking financial support or tools to help maximize their online presence through e-commerce and digital marketing with our Small Business Accelerator Academy. We invite all municipalities, agencies, nonprofits, and other community organizations to please join us by submitting this formWe are requesting that all participants share any resources, ideas, and inspiration they have seen successfully implemented in other communities which we will share via newsletters and social media outletsIf you are a member of the community and would simply like to share a positive idea or an example of a successful economic response to the crisis, please fill out this short form.

Our daily lives have all changed, yet we are working hard to keep the area informed on how we can continue to support local businesses safely while learning to love and lean on our neighbors during this time of uncertainty. May we all be well and get through this together! 


MotlowTrained Relief Fund

This fund was specifically created to offer free online training through the Department of Workforce Innovation’s MotlowTrained program. The goal is to provide opportunities for community members financially impacted by COVID-19 to up-skill for advancement into higher-paying positions, grow existing businesses online, re-enter the workforce, or make career pivots.

Click on the icons below to view helpful resources provided by partnering organizations.

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Motlow State

We are here to accelerate the economic recovery for our region and promote lasting economic resiliency for the communities we serve. No matter what your workforce or business community needs, we can brainstorm with you on how to keep your strategies relevant and positive as we all find new norms. 


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PO Box 8500
Lynchburg, TN 37352

Shelley Smith

Executive Director

Community Development

& Extended Services


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The Community Collaborative TN