From the first switchgrass cellulosic ethanol plant in the country to Benton’s Country Ham used by top-rated chefs around the country, from the premier industrial sites of Tellico West Industrial Park to the natural beauty of the Cherohala Skyway National Scenic Byway, Monroe County, TN is a place of contrast.
Companies using advanced technology in a county that retains its small town charm create both an excellent location for a business and a great quality of life.
Located off I-75 and with easy access to I-40, Monroe County offers eight industrial parks, a skilled workforce with many trade specialties, a low cost of living, competitive workers compensation rates and low unionization.
Monroe County is also home to Hiawassee College, a four-year liberal arts college with four degree programs and eight associate degree programs.
Companies such as Commercial Vehicle Group, Brunswick Boat Group, SeaRay, MasterCraft, Carlex Glass Company and JTEKT Automotive Tennessee are succeeding in this positive business environment.
Beautiful rivers and lakes for water sports, the Cherokee National Forest for hiking, biking and horseback riding, golf at Rarity Bay’s Championship golf course, The Lost Sea - America’s largest underground lake – for adventure and antique shops in historic downtown’s for browsing and shopping combine to create a superb quality of life.
Monroe County Economic Development