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Key Industries

Blount County's Industry Clusters have been developed through a local and regional evaluation process that looks at location quotient, environmental impact, labor cost, industry trends, community accessibility, and regulatory issues. During the evaluation process, the regional partners identified the area as the Innovation Valley and have begun to brand the region using this name. The results of the cluster analysis for Blount County and the region were as follows:

Manufacturing

Corporate Services

Technology

Blount County also has several opportunities for businesses interested in other areas as well. We invite all interested parties to explore the area, and see how East Tennessee can work for you.

Tourism

East Tennessee is a prime tourist attraction with beautiful scenic mountains and many attractions. A must see for many families and a great place to do business. 

Sustainability

Sustainability is the ability to meet our current needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. This requires cooperation between sectors and long term thinking. 

Collaboration

Collaboration is a working practice whereby individuals work together to a common purpose to achieve business benefit.

Target Areas of Communication