Building Together for a Thriving Southeast Tennessee

Empowering Our Region: Individuals, Communities, and Industries

At Southeast Tennessee Development (SETD), we are dedicated to fostering growth and prosperity in our region. As the parent organization of several impactful initiatives, including the Southeast TN Agency on Aging and Disability (SETAAAD) and the American Job Center Tennessee, we are deeply committed to the well-being and advancement of our communities.


CARES works hand-in-hand with you to navigate the healthcare system, whether it's Medicare, Medicaid or an alternative program.


WORKS provides accessible workforce services: connecting job seekers with opportunities, and businesses with talent.

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BUILDS works with you to change people's lives, build better places, and create economic prosperity across Southeast TN.

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Building Community and Economic Development

The dynamic division of SET Builds is not just about building infrastructure; we're sculpting vibrant landscapes where businesses flourish and communities thrive. By teaming up with local governments, we forge environments ripe for industry success, sparking job creation and igniting capital investment.

Our approach goes beyond bricks and mortar; it's about sculpting the very essence of community life. Through meticulous growth planning and strategic infrastructure development, we're laying the foundation for robust economic landscapes. But it's not just about numbers; it's about crafting places where talent wants to call home – where the allure of work-life balance beckons, and opportunities abound.

Accessible Workforce Services by WORKS


Job Seekers

We are your gateway to career success. Discover our range of services, from job listings and career counseling to
skill-building workshops.



Did you know an On-The-Job Training Contract can reimburse up to 50% of your new hire’s wages? Take advantage of grants and job assistance services today.


The Next Generation

Our Youth Services are more than just programs; they are pathways to empower, educate, and equip young individuals for a bright and successful future.


From revitalizing downtown areas to expanding access to essential services, our team is dedicated to making Southeast Tennessee a better place for all who call it home.

Let’s build a future where prosperity knows no bounds.

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Phone number: 423-267-7705

Fax number: 423-266-5781

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 4757, Chattanooga, TN 37405

Physical Address: 1000 Riverfront Pkwy, Chattanooga, TN 37402