This East Tennessee city has served as the hub of the region since its founding in 1791. The best of its Appalachian heritage remains today — a strong work ethic, a family-centered community, and an intense respect for the natural beauty that envelopes the region.

As grounded as Knoxville is with its workforce and lifestyle, it is as strongly wired to the future and the technology-based world of business. One of the country's five national labs sites in Knoxville's backyard in Oak Ridge. The main campus of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville is home to nationally acclaimed schools of engineering, business and law. Seventeen additional colleges and training programs in the region produce a ready supply of trained workers.

Knoxville is also at the intersection of three of the nation's major interstates — Interstate 40, Interstate 75, Interstate 81 — which put it within one day's drive of half of the country's population.
Knoxville Area Chamber Partnership