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Small Business Guidelines

Knox County Supplier Diversity Program follows the State of Tennessee Governor’s Office of Diversity Business Enterprise in establishing small business guidelines based on industry size standards. The criteria guidelines are required to be met in order for a business to be considered small. The annual receipts or number of employees indicates the maximum allowed for a small business concern.

Industry Criteria
Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing $500K or 9 Employees
Architectural / Design / Engineering $2MM or 30 Employees
Construction $2MM or 30 Employees
Educational $1MM or 9 Employees
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate $1MM or 9 Employees
Information Systems / Technology $2MM or 30 Employees
Manufacturing $2MM or 99 Employees
Marketing / Communications / Public Relations $2MM or 30 Employees
Medical / Healthcare $2MM or 30 Employees
Mining $1MM or 49 Employees
Retail Trade $750K or 9 Employees
Service Industry $500K or 9 Employees
Transportation, Commerce & Utilities $1MM or 9 Employees
Wholesale Trade $1MM or 19 Employees
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Supplier Diversity

Knox Central Building
1000 North Central Street
Suite 100
Knoxville, TN 37917

Phone: 865-215-5754
Fax: 865-215-5778

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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