Site Development


Decherd Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvement Project
This project will increase the capacity of wastewater treatment systems and successfully accommodate the projected increase in wastewater discharge due to Decherd’s rapid growth, annexation and the NMMC’s Phase II expansion.    

Unicoi County

Unicoi County - Property Evaluation Program
Unicoi County is dominated by a valley feature that starts at Johnson City and extends 18 miles to the base of the mountains south of Erwin. Economic activity is largely confined to this valley and it impacts the availability of industrial properties for manufacturing development.


Tyson Foods
When the opportunity arose, Gibson County government and economic development leaders took action to obtain technical assistance and funding through TNECD, TVA and local industrial development programs to invest in all needed improvements to make the site attractive to prospects.  


Chester County – Property Evaluation Program   
During the county’s 2017 TNECD-sponsored asset-based plan development, the need for quality industrial sites to attract industry was determined as the most critical priority for the community yet determining the most suitable properties was a challenge. 

4/12/2018 Governor Bill Haslam is joined by State Senator Steve Southerland and State Representative Tilman Goins and Van Hool company officials in announcing a new manufacturing facility

Hamblen County - East Tennessee Progress Center
In April of 2018, State and local officials joined Van Hool to announce that the family-owned Belgian manufacturer of buses, coaches and industrial vehicles would establish its first US manufacturing plant in Morristown. 


White County - Property Evaluation Program
White County has seen successful locations of industries in the northern part of the county on industrial properties adjacent to the Upper Cumberland Regional Airport and leaders knew that new industrial site development in that location held much promise.