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Matthew H. Kisber

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development


Matthew H. Kisber

Matthew H. Kisber serves as Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD). Kisber works to develop the infrastructure and resources of Tennessee communities and expand the state’s business friendly economic climate, while attracting new industries and helping existing industries grow. Kisber received his bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University and was one of 36 state legislators from 21 states to successfully complete the inaugural Program for Emerging Political Leaders at the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia.


Article | July 19, 2010
"Here Comes the Sun" - Tennessee    

By: Matthew H. Kisber

In February 2008, Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen called me to his office to discuss an idea to attract new capital and create new jobs in our...more >>


Article | August 31, 2007
Tennessee: From Paper to Power: Tennessee Focuses on Performance Excellence   

By: Matthew H. Kisber

“We have a guiding leadership principle in Tennessee that we like to call ‘from paper to power’,” said Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen....more >>


Article | August 31, 2006
Tennessee's Mission: Possible   

By: Matthew H. Kisber

In the 1970s, a television show called “Mission Impossible” followed the adventures of government specialists who each week implemented clever...more >>


Article | June 30, 2005
Tennessee: Serving Up Southern Hospitality Industrial-Style   

By: Matthew H. Kisber

Taking a look inside Tennessee is like opening a box of chocolates. There’s an assortment and variety that can only be discovered when one takes a...more >>


Article | September 30, 2004
Tennessee: Technology & Call Centers 2004   

By: Matthew H. Kisber

Tennessee has an attractive business climate and commitment to supporting industry growth and expansion. In addition Tennessee has continued to show...more >>


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