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

  • 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 the 50 Hottest Cities for Business Relocation and Expansion, Expansion Management, 2005, 2006, 2007
  • Among the top 10 Best Places for Business and Careers, Forbes, 2006, 2007, 2008
  • Ninth among Hottest Mid-size Cities for Entrepreneurs, Entrepreneur, 2006
  • 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
  • UT’s Supply Chain & Logistics graduate program ranked #9 by U.S. News & World Reports for 2010.
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