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Who Are We

Aspire Clarksville is a 501(c)(3), Charitable Foundation whose mission is to continuously improve the economy and the livability (quality of life) of the community by attracting significant capital investment and expansion by businesses and corporations, thereby creating better opportunities and higher-paying jobs for our residents…which will lead to long-term prosperity for Clarksville-Montgomery County.


The Aspire Clarksville Foundation serves all investors as a collaborative mechanism that pulls together the collective leadership of the private and public sectors in order to stimulate strategic economic growth.


Core partnership functions include:

Facilitate the rapid, well-coordinated and most effective response to existing and prospective business needs;

Coordinate the creation and retention of primary and secondary jobs in the Clarksville-Montgomery County area thereby generating new earnings and capital investment;

Develop and promote a unified, compelling image of Clarksville-Montgomery County to targeted industry clusters.

Strengthen and maximize the relationships of Clarksville and Montgomery County with its implementing partners in regional and state economic and community development organizations, and public works and planning agencies.

Oversee execution of a five-year program of work in cooperation with pro-business implementing partners.

Maintain a high degree of accountability to all program investors and other relevant stakeholders by benchmarking performance and communicating measurable, meaningful results.

Aspire has been a strong catalyst for change in the local economy. For Clarksville-Montgomery County to remain competitive with other communities in our state, region, and across the country, we will need the resources to effectively execute the Strategic Economic Development Blueprint incorporated in the new five-year plan.  The time is now to continue the momentum with a clear mission to Connect.