Economic Development

Economic Development

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A regional approach to economic development is most advantageous to businesses planning corporate relocation or expansion as well as the communities involved. Innovation Valley, managed by Knoxville Chamber, is East Tennessee’s six partner agencies who collaborate to facilitate the creation of jobs our community needs to be prosper and progress.

Business Recruitment

The Chamber’s economic development team accelerates job growth and corporate investment in the community through the active recruitment of new businesses to the region.

Opportunity Zones

A new community development tool, Opportunity Zones are designed to drive long-term capital to low-income communities through federal tax and reinvestment incentives for potential investors. Eight of these zones are located in Knox County.

Talent Development

Access to a skilled workforce is a high priority for companies operating , expanding or relocating in Innovation Valley. The Chamber is involved in numerous education and workforce development initiatives that prepare workers for a changing, competitive global marketplace.

Industry Services

Nurturing organizations already operating in East Tennessee is a significant portion of regional economic development efforts. The Chamber offers several no- or low-cost programs to help your company do business in Innovation Valley.

Available Properties

The Development Corporation of Knox County works closely with the Knoxville Chamber to ensure suitable business parks are available to new or expanding businesses.

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