County Profile

Is Knox County the right location for your business

Knoxville and Knox County are nationally recognized as prime places to locate and grow a business by leading economic development and business magazines and organizations. Several outstanding businesses have chosen to call Knoxville home, including Scripps Networks, Pilot Travel Centers, Exedy America, Reily Foods and Green Mountain Coffee.

Knoxville is home to the research institutes and educational opportunities provided by The University of Tennessee. Nearby, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory provides technology-centered advantages that few other areas of the country offer.

After the work day is done, opportunities to play in the region abound and include something for everyone. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and TVA reservoirs provide opportunities for all types of outdoor activities. Downtown Knoxville is a thriving, vibrant residential, business and entertainment district that includes several world-class performance venues and excellent local restaurants and shops. Knoxville is home to large regional troupes such as the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra as well as smaller performance groups such as the Children’s Dance Ensemble.