Where Technology Fuels Business Success

With its heritage of innovative science and technology breakthroughs and solid, business-friendly values, the Knoxville-Oak Ridge Innovation Valley of East Tennessee is a prime business location in the Southeast.

The Innovation Valley offers outstanding business advantages:

  • Excellent transportation and technology infrastructure
  • Extensive roster of business, industrial, and corporate buildings and properties
  • Expertly planned, shovel-ready business and industrial parks
  • Effective site development assistance
  • Attractive business tax incentives
  • Customized workforce training


What they say about us

  • 8th Fastest Growing City, Business Facilities, 2012
  • 10th Economic Growth Potential, Business Facilities, 2012
  • 6th Best City for Jobs, Forbes, 2012
  • 8th Fastest Growing City in the U.S., CNN Money, 2012
  • Best City for Jobs for Spring, Manpower, 2012
  • #4 High Tech Hub, Business Facilities, 2011
  • 5th Best Value City, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, 2011
  • #1 for Green Job Growth, Brookings Institute, 2011
  • 9th Best City for Jobs, Forbes, 2011
  • Editor's Location Pick, Business Facilities, 2010
  • 8th among Best Places to Raise a Family, Forbes, 2010
  • 6th Top Ten Mid-Markets of the Decade, Southern Business & Development, 2010
  • 4th Best City for Real Estate Investments, Local Market Monitor, 2010
  • 7th Top Metro for Alternative Energy Industry Leaders, Business Facilities, 2010
  • Top 5 Metro for Economic Growth Potential, Business Facilities, 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

To view the Innovation Valley profile in CoreNet Global's The Leader, click here.

Innovation Valley Annual Report 2010 - 2011

Innovation Valley Annual Report 2009 - 2010

To contact us, use our handy Contact Form, or call Doug Lawyer at (865) 637-4550.