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17 Market Square, #201
Knoxville, Tennessee  37902

p. (865) 546-5887
f.  (865) 546-6170

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Todd Napier
President and CEO



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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.

Knoxville Chamber
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.

Knoxville Land Inventory
Industrial Land Inventory and Comparative Study Report of Results prepared for the Knoxville Chamber and Development Corporation of Knox County.

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Knox County, TN Government

City of Knoxville

Knoxville/Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission
The Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) was established in 1956 by Knoxville and Knox County as the agency responsible for comprehensive county-wide planning and administration of zoning and land subdivision regulations and remains so today, except for the town of Farragut. Funding for MPC activities comes primarily from city and county appropriations and from federal grants for specific studies.

KGIS - Knoxville, Knox County, K.U.B. Geographic Information Systems
The KGIS organization was formed in 1985 when the City of Knoxville, Knoxville Utilities Board and Knox County to establish a centralized mapping system to be shared by each. KGIS is responsible for coordinating with the City, County and KUB mapping departments to ensure that the central database repository remains “up-to-date” and through its family of websites provides mapping data to an increasingly wide audience throughout the region.

Tennessee Valley Authority
The Tennessee Valley Authority is a federal corporation and the nation’s largest public power company. As a regional development agency, TVA supplies reliable, competitively priced power, supports a thriving river system, and stimulates sustainable economic development in the public interest.

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University of Tennessee
The University of TN - Knoxville while offering many liberal arts degrees is also home to The College of Business Administration, which is ranked No. 2 in the world by Transportation Journal, the UT College of Law and is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Research Institute.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory
ORNL is the nation's largest multidisciplinary science and energy laboratory and is managed by UT-Batelle

Pellissippi State Technical Community College
Knox County is home to many community colleges, the larges of which is the Hardin Valley Campus of Pellissippi State Technical Community College (PSTCC).  PSTCC's goal is to provide quality college courses and offers career/technical associate's desgrees and institutional certificates, univeristy paralles associate's degree programs, as well as continuing education opportunities for the residents of Knox and surrounding counties.

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McGhee Tyson Airport
McGhee Tyson Airport is the premier air facility in East Tennessee. Daily, the airport handles commercial airline, air cargo, military aviation and general aviation air traffic. With parallel 9,000 feet runways, McGhee Tyson Airport can accommodate any size aircraft in today's inventory. Located 12 miles south of downtown Knoxville, the airport occupies more than 2,000 acres of land with space for additional air cargo facilities or economic development.

Burkhart Enterprises
Burkhart Enterprises is an intermodal connection point providing truck, rail and barge access.  The 40 acre site, which focuses on material transfer operations, is located near the junction of the Holston and French Broad rivers.

Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization
The Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization coordinates a comprehensive, multi-modal transportation planning process for the Knoxville Urban Area.  Members include:  Cities of Alcoa, Knoxville and Farragut, Town of Farragut, Lenoir City, Blount, Knox, Loudon, and Sevier Counties, Tennessee Department of Transportation and the East Tennessee Development District.

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Visit Knoxville
Visit Knoxville (Knoxville Convention and Visitors Bureau) is currently the official CVB for the City of Knoxville and Knox County, with the mission to accelerate sustainable economic growth and development by increasing visitor and convention business to our community. Visit Knoxville is charged with the task of developing an image that will position Knoxville and Knox County as a viable destination for meetings and visitors, which in turn, brings in influx of tourism dollars that benefit the local economy.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
The Great Smoky Mountains are jsut a short trip away from Knoxville and provide a variety of recreational opportunities.

Central Business Improvement District/Downtown Knoxville
The CBID provides a wealth of information about living, working, and recreating in Downtown Knoxville.

Dogwood Arts Festival
The rrenowned Dogwood Arts Festival has been showcasing the region's natural and artistic beauty for more than 50 years.