Economic Development

Everyone knows the importance of location in business. In today’s market place, access to market is of the utmost importance. The Henderson, Tennessee, area is composed of engaged residents looking for opportunities to keep their dollars at home. On a larger scale, Henderson provides exceptional access to a global market and an innovative, hard-working employee base. More than 65 percent of the nation’s population are within one day’s truck transport.

The Henderson and Chester County area is home to many national and international companies while providing a strong economy for locally owned small businesses. The Henderson/Chester County Chamber of Commerce works to promote a healthy and vibrant economic climate in the Henderson and Chester County region.

If you are looking for a home for your business, whether small retail or large industrial, we encourage you to take a look at Henderson and Chester County. We are confident you will like what you find.


There are many reasons to make Henderson and Chester County your business home.

Beyond excellent transportation and an abundant skilled workforce, our area offers supportive local and state officials, who are willing to work with you to make your project a success. The community and the State of Tennessee review projects on an individual basis to create a customized incentive package designed to meet your needs.

Small Businesses

The Henderson | Chester County Chamber of Commerce works directly with the Small Business Development Center – Tennessee by offering free and confidential small business counseling once a month at the chamber office located at 587 East Main Street.  Please call 731-989-5222  to schedule an appointment to meet with the counselor.

To learn more about obtaining a business license in Chester County and Henderson, contact the Chester County Clerk’s office at 731-989-2233 or check out the Tennessee Smart Start Small Business guide.

Our economic partners

Southwest Tennessee Development District
Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
Tennessee Valley Authority
Southwest Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation
United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development