Innovation Valley, Inc.
Innovation Valley, Inc. is a regional economic development initiative centered on a 25-mile Technology Corridor with world-class resources in science, technology and business. The partnership was created to implement a five-year economic development blueprint for business growth in the Knoxville-Oak Ridge area of East Tennessee. The blueprint outlines 13 targeted industry sectors that are based on an analysis of the region’s world-class resources.
The Knoxville Chamber was founded to be a one-stop shop for businesses in the Knoxville area. The Partnership brings together organizations focused on providing advice, council and services to entrepreneurs, start-ups, small businesses, large businesses, professionals and relocating or expanding companies.
East Tennessee Economic Development Agency
ETEDA is a regional marketing and business recruitment organization that provides site location information and assistance. ETEDA helps facilitate the site selection process with its co-located partners, the State of Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD) and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). The three organizations work together as one business recruitment team, which provides a single point of contact for the 15-county Knoxville-Oak Ridge region.
Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development's mission is to develop strategies which help make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs. The department seeks to attract new corporate investment in Tennessee and works with Tennessee companies to facilitate expansion and economic growth.
Greater Knoxville Foreign Trade Zone
The Greater Knoxville FTZ #148 was established in 1989 to support international trade and help expand our region's economy. The Zone serves the Knoxville Port of Entry which includes Knox, Anderson and Blount counties and the 10 contiguous outlying counties integral to our regional economy. FTZ #148 currently consists of five general purpose zones and one special purpose sub-zone.