The Clay County Three Star Initiative is a volunteer program sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, along with local government and the Chamber of Commerce, with the primary purpose being to build our infrastructure so that we can become a “job ready” county.
As these volunteers work to make our community a great place to live, work and play, we become much more attractive to business and industry that might be looking for just the right place to locate and create jobs for our citizens.
Tennessee Three-Star Program: A Message from Governor Bill Haslam:
Dear Economic Development Partner:
The state of Tennessee recognizes the importance of successful community development best practices and its impact on sustaining economic growth. The Three-Star program helps rural and urban Tennessee communities achieve excellence in community development by emphasizing foundational steps and targeting community strengths to improve quality of life and grow jobs.
The program sets high standards and incentives like no other state-run program in the nation. It helps communities focus on their strengths and address areas of concern to better prepare their area for economic growth.
The Three-Star program is an important component of the state’s economic strategy that helps communities set strategic goals that will truly make a difference today and well into the future. We appreciate your support and dedication to the growth and success of Tennessee’s economy.
Current Local Projects
Working to improve the appearance of the downtown area and to improve the economic potential of the district.
Clay County Corner
A weekly radio broadcast from the old courthouse on WVFB (101.5 FM) features local interviews spotlighting events, programs, and issues airs live 9-01 a.m. every Thursday, with a rebroadcast that same day at 6 p.m.
Historic Preservation Committee
This program mails age appropriate books directly to the homes all the children in Clay County from birth to age five on a monthly basis.
Friends of the Library
This organization supports school libraries and the Clay County Library.
This committee works to encourage retirees to move to Clay County through their membership in the American Association of Retirement Communities and their desire to join the Retire-Tennessee Program at the State level. They have prepared a brochure that highlights Clay County as a good place to retire.
If you have some skills in any field, a hidden talent and a few hours a week, we need you to get involved with our community and the Three-Star program.