From Gatlinburg, the popular mountain resort with an internationally recognized arts and craft colony, to Pigeon Forge, with over 40 major attractions including Dollywood and Splash Country to the relaxed family atmosphere of Sevierville, Sevier County, TN, the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, is one of the fasted growing counties in the state.
Situated on Interstate 40, which stretches between North Carolina and California, and just minutes from Interstate 81, which extends from East Tennessee to the Canadian border, Sevier County, is ideally located for both industry and tourism. More than 70 percent of the U.S market is within a day’s drive of one of the most visited areas in the country.
With three industrial parks, low tax rates, electricity provided by TVA, the nation’s most reliable provider, a trained workforce with an excellent work ethic, low unionization and workers compensation rates creating a competitive business environment, Sevier County is home to companies such as Activated Metals and Chemicals, Inc., Blalock Lumber, Collier Foods, Lisega Inc., MMI, Swaggerty Sausage, TruTec and TRW Fuji Valve.
The Sevier County campus of Walters State Community College offers students access to a comprehensive curriculum including Culinary Arts, Hospitality Management and Professional Entertainment degrees.
LeConte Medical Center, which has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Thomson Reuters two years in a row, offers a full array of medical specialties and advanced technologies often found only at facilities in larger cities. . The Gatlinburg Convention Center has over 148,000 s/f of meeting and exhibit space.
With more than 11 million visitors annually, Sevier County offers more recreation, entertainment, dining, and shopping opportunities than other communities many times its size. The 800 miles of scenic hiking trails, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, backcountry camping, and trout fishing in clear mountain streams in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park provide numerous opportunities for outdoor recreation.