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Thanks to its strategic location and concentration of research facilities and high-tech firms, the East Tennessee region offers significant advantages in research and development for companies and their products. The area is well-positioned to attract many types of industries, including:

  • Instruments, sensors and detectors 
  • Nuclear energy services 
  • Bioenergy 
  • Energy-related materials and applications, with a solar focus 
  • Auto/vehicle production 
  • Distribution and logistics, with a transportation focus 
  • Aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul 
  • Engineering services, with an energy and environmental focus

The typical Pellissippi Place company might look something like this:

  • Technology-oriented 
  • 17 employees, on average 
  • 60 percent of employees dedicated to product development or 40 percent of floor space dedicated to laboratory use.