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Regional Headquarters


Regional headquarter companies

The 15-county Knoxville-Oak Ridge region has a strong corporate office sector with a rich and diverse talent pool, proximity to many universities and colleges including the University of Tennessee, advanced communications infrastructure and ready access to world-class technical expertise and technology transfer opportunities.  Key advantages include:

  • Competitive, pro-business environment
  • High-bandwidth telecommunications
  • Central location with convention and cost-effective transportation
  • Low cost of living
  • Unmatched quality of life

Business Climate  
Pro-business environment - Favorable business tax climate consistently in the top 1/3 of U.S. states

  • Attractive state, local, and utility incentives for new job creation and capital investment
  • State taxes ranking among the nation's lowest 
    • No state property tax 
    • Competitive corporate taxes 
    • Available targeted jobs tax credit
  • Competitive gas, water, and sewer rates   
    • Electricity generated by the Tennessee Valley Authority at rates 13% below the U.S. industrial average 
    • Electricity reliability at 99.999% since 2000
  • Available Buildings and Sites
    • Building costs 19% below the national average (RSMeans Construction Index 2015) 
    • Competitive lease rates
  • Right-to-work state


  • Flexible, growing workforce of 550,000 in 15-county region
  •  Workforce of 780,000 in 32 laborshed counties
  •  A large and growing student population from the University of Tennessee,  along with 12 other 4 and 2 year colleges in the region 
  • An underemployed adult workforce in technical and professional positions 
  • Competitive workers compensation rates
  • Customized workforce training
  • Transferable skill sets
  • Available part-time & full-time workers
  • University of Tennessee's highly ranked College of Business on the  flagship campus in Knoxville 
  • University of Tennessee's MBA program ranked 9th among public schools (Forbes)  Accounting; special graduate program


  • Major regional airport with more than 125 flights daily to 20 major U.S. destinations
  • Located at the juncture of three major interstates I-40, I-75 and I-81
  • 70% of the US market within a day's drive
  • Robust telecommunications infrastructure


  • Home of the Knoxville-Oak Ridge Technology Corridor
  • State-of-the-art telecommunications capabilities comparable to the Silicon Valley and Research Triangle
  • Advanced communications infrastructure that supports the Oak Ridge National Laboratory available to companies
  • Redundant fiber and electric power available

HGTV in East Tennessee

Food Network in East Tennessee

DIY Network in East Tennessee

TVA located in East Tennessee

Pilot located in East Tennessee

Regal Entertainment Group located in East Tennessee

Clayton Homes located in East Tennessee

Jewelry TV located in East Tennessee

Ruby Tuesday located in East Tennessee

Bush's Beans located in East Tennessee

Sea Ray located in East Tennessee

Bandit Lites located in East Tennessee

DeRoyal located in East Tennessee