Start a Business

Starting a Business 

Recognizing that small business is the backbone of the American Dream as well as the economy, the City of Kingsport has partnered with the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce to form the Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship (KOSBE).  This 501(c)(3) non-profit economic development organization seeks to nurture, counsel and encourage the continued robust growth and development of startups and existing small businesses in Kingsport, Tennessee. Services provided by KOSBE include but are not limited to: business plan writing; business formations; education and training; grants, loans and capital sources; access to new markets; business development; sales and marketing assistance; e-commerce facilitation; networking opportunities; professional services referrals; connection to international trade; small business certification guidance; computer and software support; and lead generation.

To access the KOSBE web site, click here.

Kingsport Contact Info


1st Floor, City Hall


225 West Center St.
Kingsport, TN 37660



(423) 229-9400


(423) 229-9350