Diversity Business Alliance

Welcome to the ETPA Diversity Business Alliance page.  The Diversity Business Alliance is a group of dedicated ETPA member agencies which collaborate to support member agencies in assisting minority-owned, woman-owned and small businesses, also referred to as Diversity Business Enterprises (DBE’s). 

In 2019, the Alliance held the 1st annual Diversity Business Expo.  The expo provides opportunities for DBE’s to meet face-to-face with agency decision makers such as warehouse clerks, maintenance employees, p-card holders, and buyers who have small dollar threshold purchasing authority.

Currently, the alliance includes representatives from The City of Knoxville, The University of Tennessee, Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority, Knox County, the Public Building Authority, Knoxville Utility Board, Blount County and Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation. 

We invite all ETPA member agencies to partner with us to support diversity business enterprises in East Tennessee. To learn more, contact our co-chairs Pamela Cotham at 865-215-4032, or by email at [email protected], or Karen Binkley at 865-974-2765, or by email at  [email protected].

                                                                                     ETPA Alliance Members

City of Knoxville             Knox County                   University of Tennessee         Knoxville’s Community Development Corp.

Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority            Blount County            Public Building Authority         Knoxville Utilities Board