Holston Business Development Center

2005 Venture Park, Kingsport TN, 37660

hbdc@hbdc.org 423-578-6235


We are a business incubator that helps startups launch and existing companies pivot.

We offer tenants suites on a progressive rent scale. In addition, we have affiliate memberships , and daily room rentals

The HBDC staff is here to help with your business needs and concerns through referrals, business counseling and consulting.

Liz Bennett, Director

Liz received her M.B.A. in entrepreneurship, corporate innovation and management at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business in 2015. She spent 12 years in Japan, where she operated her own English conversation school before serving as the Global Sales Manager for Yamato Soysauce and Miso Co. in Kanazawa, Japan. She earned her undergraduate degree in 2001 from Illinois Wesleyan University in business management and Japanese studies.  

She is an avid baseball fan and enjoys attending Appalachian League games in the region. Coming from the Midwest she enjoys the majestic beauty of the mountains in the Appalachian Highlands and the unique cultural heritage of the area.

Bennett will be actively recruiting new clients for space at the HBDC, assisting current clients build their businesses as well as advocating for all entrepreneurial efforts throughout the region by helping to build strategic partnerships.

You can reach her directly at Director@hbdc.org.

 "The Holston Business Development Center supports and nurtures the entrepreneurial spirit to create diverse businesses and jobs which benefit the citizens of the Greater Kingsport and Hawkins County area."