Author: Knoxville Chamber

Mayor Tim Burchett Celebrates Regional Manufacturers

Seventy-five of the region’s manufacturers gathered at Jackson Terminal yesterday for a breakfast hosted by Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett. The event, part of the nation’s annual Manufacturing Week, celebrated the industry’s impact on area economy. Held Oct. 2-6, Manufacturing Week recognizes current industry contributions and inspires the next generation of manufacturers. Knoxville-Oak Ridge Innovation Valley is known for its robust and diverse manufacturing industry with companies like Lifetime Products, Leisure Pools and Spas, Fresenius Medical Care, and Bush’s Best operating in the region. During his remarks, Mayor Burchett noted nearly 40,000 workers, or 10 percent of our region’s...

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Existing Industries Thrive In Innovation Valley

Supporting businesses located in East Tennessee comprises a significant portion of the Knoxville Chamber’s regional economic development efforts. The Chamber offers several no- and low-cost programs to help businesses thrive in Knoxville-Oak Ridge Innovation Valley, beginning with a complimentary existing industry visits facilitated by Alex Kleto, manager of existing industries at the Knoxville Chamber. “We have a responsibility to help businesses in this region thrive, and I am eager to connect companies with the programs and agencies who may help promote their growth,” said Kleto. “Many businesses are not aware of the free or low-cost incentives opportunities that can...

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