Designated by the U.S. Economic Development Administration, GNRC serves as the region’s Economic Development District and prepares the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) on behalf of local officials, Chambers of Commerce, and private sector investors. GNRC is designated by the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability as the Area Agency on Aging and Disability (AAAD) to provide care, nutrition, transportation, and other services to older or physically disabled Middle Tennesseans. GNRC is designated by the Bureau of TennCare to function as the single point of entry to Medicaid- reimbursed long-term services for senior adults, and adults over age 21 with a physical disability. GNRC participates as a member of the Tennessee State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), serving as Middle Tennessee’s primary source of unbiased Medicare counseling. GNRC convenes the Middle Tennessee Mayors Caucus in support of regional collaboration around the development of legislative priorities.
GNRC provides administration and professional staffing support to the federally-designated Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), responsible for implementing regional transportation planning and programming, and serving as a member of the Clarksville Urbanized Area MPO and the Middle Tennessee Rural Planning Organization. GNRC offers a variety of local planning and economic and community development services to communities across the mid-state including grant- writing, administration and technical assistance related to land use and zoning, solid waste, historic preservation, and housing. GNRC staffs the Mid-Cumberland Area Development Corporation (MADC) which administers a variety of lending programs available to small businesses, including the SBA 504 program through the U.S. Small Business Administration. GNRC staffs the Middle Tennessee Tourism Council which provides tourism marketing and other promotional activities to its membership comprised of chambers of commerce, area attractions, local governments, and convention and visitor bureaus .
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