Located where three of the nation’s most heavily traveled interstates, I-40, I-81 and I-75, converge, Knox County, TN is within a day’s drive of 70% of the US markets, providing businesses excellent access to market. With vibrant metropolitan amenities in Knoxville, the resources of a major university campus, an excellent school system, close proximity to the technological expertise of a national lab, Knox County, TN is a great place to live or locate a business.
The numerous business and industrial sites, excellent infrastructure, a talented and diverse workforce, Knox County offer an abundance of business advantages to many business sectors. Companies such as Discovery, DeRoyal Industries, Regal Cinemas, Bush Brothers, CTI/Siemen Medical Solutions, Pilot Corporation, Elavon, Whirlpool Corporation and Sea Ray Boats are thriving.
Knox County is home the University of Tennessee’s main campus with over 27,000 students. Located just a few miles outside Knox County is the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The regional airport serving the metropolitan Knoxville area offers 30 non-stop destinations. Six award-winning hospitals provide excellent healthcare in the county.
With nationally ranked college football and basketball teams, pristine lakes for all types of water activities, the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains National Park for hiking and camping and community parks and walking trails for family fun, there is outdoor recreation available for every taste.
The wealth of cultural activities includes the Knoxville Opera Company, the Rossini Festival, the Knoxville Symphony, the Appalachian Ballet Company, the Knoxville Museum of Art, the Clarence Brown Theatre, Tennessee Theatre and the Tennessee Children’s Dance Ensemble.
Local Economic Developer
Doug Lawyer, Vice President of Economic Development