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17 Market Square, #201
Knoxville, Tennessee  37902

Phone
p. (865) 546-5887
f.  (865) 546-6170

Contact Info
Todd Napier
President and CEO
tanapier@knoxdevelopment.org

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KNOX COUNTY PROFILE

Commerce and Industry:

Knoxville placed tenth and remained among one of the best cities in the country to do business according to the 2008 Forbes magazine rankings of the top 10 metros for business and careers. This recognition as one of the top metros is characteristic of a diverse market, and the accolades don't stop there:

  • 6th Best City for Jobs, Forbes, 2012
  • 5th Best Value City, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, 2011
  • 8th Fastest Growing City in the U.S., CNN Money, 2012
  • #1 for Green Job Growth, Brookings Institute, 2011
  • 8th among Best Places to Raise a Family, Forbes, 2010
  • One of only 12 Solar Cities chosen for a grant by the U.S. Department of Energy in 2008 to integrate solar technology into public buildings.

Commerce and industry vary, from the media giant Scripps Television Networks (HGTV, DIY, Food Network, GAC, and Fine Living), to Sysco Corporation’s (largest food service marketer and distributor in North America) regional warehouse and distribution center. In addition, many other local companies are recognized as national and global leaders, including Clayton Homes, Brunswick Corporation, Green Mountain Coffee, Bush Brothers, Pilot Corporation, and Ruby Tuesday.

Knox County has a mix of private and quasi-publicly owned business and office parks and a Technology Corridor to meet a wide range of corporate facility needs. In 2008, over 1,000 new jobs were created in Knox County, 1,963 jobs across the metro area.

Business Establishments by Industry (2011)

State of Tennessee Innovation Valley Knox County
 Accounting Services 2,804  438  353 
 Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing 6,586  1,020  646 
 Business Services 16,301  2,526  1,884 
 Communications 2,554  363  263 
 Construction 20,621  3,143  2,177 
 Engineering Services 1,122  298  200 
 Finance 11,661  1,528  986 
 Government 10,438  1,019  409 
 Health Services 44,183  6,766  5,008 
 Insurance 8,254 1,448  887 
 Legal Services  9,662 1,628  1,344 
 Manufacturing  10,993 1,421  913 
 Mining  450 74  46 
 Other Services  51,832 7,308  4,727 
 Personal Services  15,098 2001  1,366 
 Real Estate  10,225 1,565  1,141 
 Retail Trade  60,262 8,150  5,361 
 Transportation  11,772 1,533  961 
 Wholesale Trade  16,704 2,570  1,889 
 Nonclassified  9,053 1,370  863 
 Total 284,758 39,478  26,367 

Source: ReferenceUSA/InfoUSA

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