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Economic Development Update

Knox County Ranked #1 place to live in Tennessee

This week’s Economic Development Update includes two exciting pieces of news shared with me by the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce. First, both Knox and Blount counties received kudos from as two of the top ten counties to live in Tennessee! Secondly, Knoxville was just ranked as the No. 2 “City for Green Jobs” in the United States! So not only is Knoxville (and all our sister communities in both Knox and Blount counties) a wonderful place to live, but Knoxville is also leading the way in Green Jobs! You can read more about these accolades in the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce excerpts below:

Two Innovation Valley Counties Named Best in the State

Blount and Knox counties were both recently named one of the top 10 counties in the state of Tennessee by Movoto real estate blog. Knox County took the No. 1 spot, while Blount County was ranked sixth. Each county received accolades due to high quality of life, short commute times, and high graduation rates. Click here to read more about the rankings

Knoxville Ranked No. 2 City for Green Jobs

STEM organization Change the Equation has named Knoxville No. 2 on its list of Top 5 Cities for Green Jobs list. Out of the 100 largest metro areas in the nation, Knoxville made the list because of its many jobs in clean energy, land management, and environmental stewardship. Click here to read more about the ranking.



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