Today, the Authority promotes the development of the Waterway and its economic and trade potential. It is the central repository for data and research relating to all aspects of the Tenn-Tom. It addresses growth opportunities as well as potential impediments to the Waterway’s public benefits.
The Authority is funded solely by appropriations from the member states. Its membership is limited to the four governors and five gubernatorial appointees from each state. Chairmanship rotates annually among the four governors.