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Knoxville Chamber
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Economic Development Division
Joe Riley
Research Specialist
Phone Number: 
(865) 246-2655

I maintain and update all economic and demographic data for the Knoxville region. Data and services available include: custom business lists, new and expanding business lists, company closings and layoffs, demographic reports, labor market reports, cost of living surveys, certificates of origin, economic impact reports, major employers and major manufacturers lists, corporate headquarters, and various other lists and reports tailored to client needs.

Joined the Chamber in 2000

Education and/or Professional Accreditations:

  • Bachelor of Arts in political science and history, Kean University

Know My Knoxville

Favorite Knoxville location?  The Sunsphere.

Favorite thing about Knoxville? Knoxville has the best of both worlds – all of the amenities of a large metropolitan area with a small town charm.

What part of town do you live in? Karns. 

Why did you choose that part of town, and what makes it special? I like its rural-to-suburban setting. It’s also coveniently located with easy access to downtown, Bearden, Cedar Bluff, Powell, and Oak Ridge.

How long have you lived in Knoxville? Since 1998. 

Where else have you lived? I grew up in suburban New Jersey near New York City.

Quick Bits

Favorite actor/actress….Jackie Gleason (“The Great One” of Television, Film & Music)

Favorite TV shows…. Ancient Aliens & American Pickers (tied)

Favorite movies… (Classic) – Laurel & Hardy (all of their films & shorts); (Comedy) – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation(Fantasy) – Star Wars (the original trilogy); (Horror) – Paranormal Activity (all of them)

Four people (dead or alive) you would love to have dinner with… Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Jackie Gleason, & Jack Benny

How do you spend your free time…. Collecting (antiques, classic toys, movies, music); reading (history; biographies; thrillers); theme parks (coasters & thrill rides); travel (especially to places I have not been to).

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