Jefferson County

Situated on both Interstate 40, stretching between North Carolina and California, and Interstate 81, extending from East Tennessee to the Canadian border, Jefferson  County, TN is within one day's drive of 70 percent of the U.S. market.

Less than 60 miles from both the regional airport and a general aviation airport and located in the foothills of the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the nation’s most visited park, Jefferson County is ideally located in East Tennessee.

This strategic location, along with exceptionally reliable power from TVA,  an abundance of water, an educated  workforce,  competitive workers compensation rates and low unionization,  low-cost state and local taxes, available buildings and sites,  and an outstanding, affordable quality of life, creates a very competitive business environment.

Companies such Bush Brothers, Ball Corporation, Matsuo Industries USA and Nashua Corporation have made their home in Jefferson County.  The presence of these varied industrial operations assures a work force that is diverse and multi-skilled in many trade specialties.

Carson-Newman College, a private liberal arts college located in the county, consistently receives high rankings from many leading publications.  Jefferson Memorial Hospital provides area residents with leading-edge technology and has been named a national 100 Top Hospitals award recipient by Thomson Reuters for three consecutive years.

Jefferson County is rich in natural beauty and outdoor recreational opportunities.  In addition to the hiking, fishing and water sports available, Jefferson County has a championship golf course and an equestrian park that attracts many visitors each year to compete in horse trials of various disciplines.
Old-fashioned Southern hospitality can be found everywhere in Jefferson County, on the downtown streets of historic Dandridge, in restaurants and shops, and at the many arts and music events and historic venues.

County Mayor
Mark Potts

Local Economic Developer
Joe Gibson, Economic Development Director
Jefferson Alliance
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