Loc865 and discover the boundless potential for business in the Knoxville-Oak Ridge region. Our assets include Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee, making the region a playground for innovators and change-makers. The 865 is home to Cherokee Farm Innovation Campus, the only research and development park in the Southeast affiliated with both a major research university and a national research laboratory. Our business-friendly values and heritage of innovation are part of the reason why companies like Local Motors, Cirrus Aircraft, and Lifetime Products have recently set up operations in Knoxville.

“We spent over a year researching different locations on the east coast, and Tennessee was obviously the best option. Not only will Lifetime be able to meet shipping demand for customers on the east coast, but we are thrilled to be facilitating the creation of hundreds of jobs for the people of Knoxville and the state of Tennessee.”

Richard Hendrickson Lifetime Products President & CEO

Conveniently positioned between interstates 75 and 40, the Knoxville-Oak Ridge region is within a day’s drive to over 60 percent of the U.S. population, giving our businesses easy access to markets east of the Mississippi. With an extensive roster of existing buildings and certified sites, excellent infrastructure, and a skilled workforce, there has never been a better time to reloc865, expand, or start a business here.

“You can find great depth here. Material scientists, machinists, and good mechanical engineers are all here. For hardware companies, there is a very strong legacy here. That is one of East Tennessee’ best assets.”

Jay Rogers founder and CEO, Local Motors

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