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Where is Greene County?

Centrally Located in The Eastern United States

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Greene County is centrally located in the eastern portion of the United States and is easily  accessible by Interstate 81. Situated at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Greene  County is 70 miles northeast of Knoxville, 30 miles southwest of the Tri-Cities region of Johnson City/Kingsport/Bristol, and 54 miles northwest of Asheville, NC.

  • Within 70 miles:  I-81, I-40, I-75 and I-26
  • Served by: U.S. 11E, U.S. 321, TN 34, TN 70, TN 93 and TN 107. 

Greene County's diverse industrial base consists of more than 90 industries and a variety of  products are manufactured here -- from skyscraper trusses and rollover cabs for heavy construction equipment to gift wrapping paper and bottled water products. Since the formation of the Greene County Partnership in 1993, more than 20 manufacturing/distribution companies have located to Greene County.

Demographics & Workforce

 

Retail Trade Area

Median Household Income: $31,507
Five-Year Projected MHI: $36,315  (15.3% Increase)

Utilities

Plentiful resources available at attractive, competitive rates. 

 

Electric

GLPS logo

Greeneville Light & Power System

GLPS obtains its power from the Tennessee Valley Authority. Rates for this reliable, economical power source are well below national averages.

Follow the links below for more information:

Industrial Rates

Commercial Rates

Residential Rates

 

Water & Sewage
Greeneville Water Commission - Lick Creek Utilities - Old Knoxville Utilities

Greeneville Water CommissionThe Greeneville Water Commission draws its water from the Nolichuckey River and provides service to nearly all of Greene County. The water treatment plant has a 16 MGD capacity with a raw water storage capacity of 32 MG and finished water storage of 7 MG. Average daily flow is 9 MGD. The waste water treatment plant has a capacity of 7 MGD with an average flow of 3.5 MGD. Lick Creek and Old Knoxville utilities service the areas not covered by the Greeneville Water Commission.

Click to view Greeneville Water Commission rates.

 

Natural Gas

Atmos Energy

Atmos EnergyAtmos Energy offers services specifically designed for customers who own or manage multiple properties, such as apartment complexes, landlords, property management companies, commercial/national accounts, and realtors.

They recognize that you have special needs that differ from those of their residential customers, and they want to meet your needs in the most convenient way.

Package Cost Other Charges
Rate 230 – Firm Gas Service: Available to industrial customers requiring firm service and using at least 135,000 CCF per year. $0.2224 per CCF
 
Customer Charge = $405 /mo.
Rate 240 – Demand/Commodity Gas Service: Available to customers using at least 270,000 CCF per year and maintaining an alternate fuel supply.

$0.1246/CCF
(first 20,000 CCF)

$0.0825/CCF
(next 480,000 CCF)

$0.0382/CCF
(over 500,000 CCF)

$1.6283 demand CCF
 

Customer Charge = $440 /mo.
Rate 250 – Optional Gas Service: Available to customers using at least 270,000 CCF per year and maintaining an alternate fuel supply.

$0.1246/CCF
(first 20,000 CCF)

$0.0825/CCF
(next 480,000 CCF)

$0.0382/CCF
(over 500,000 CCF)

Customer Charge = $440 /mo.
Residential $0.1322/CCF Customer Charge = $18.30 /mo.

View PGA and tariff history.

 

Telecommunications

CenturyLink, Comcast & Nextiva

CenturyLink Comcast
Large Business:
CenturyLink combines a national network with superior local support to bring you a range of voice and data solutions. So you can stay connected to employees and clients across the street, across town and across the country.
Mid-Large Business:
Comcast has the Internet options your organization needs to thrive. Our network is monitored 24/7 to ensure reliability, so you can run your business with confidence. And with flexible calling solutions for your enterprise business. Comcast provides the right amount of service you need at a tremendous value.
Large Business:
Nextiva is a leading provider of cloud-based VoIP systems and unified communications solutions. We have everything you need for your Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies. Our services include VoIP, fax, telephone, web conferencing and more. Nextiva is a one-stop shop for cloud communication services for your businesses.
Small Business:
CenturyLink has Internet, Phone and Bundled Services that your small business needs to be successful.
Small Business:
Comcast knows your company needs to respond quickly to the needs of customers, communicate reliably with suppliers, and find smarter ways to increase employee productivity. With Internet, phone and Business Class TV services from Comcast you can relax and focus on what really matters – your business.
Small Business:
Nextiva has all your small business solutions and high-quality service with amazing technical support. We are one of the best in the business today. Nextiva delivers powerful communications capability with simplicity and ease of use for all your small business needs.
Residential:
High Speed Internet – National network with the speed you need to play games and stream videos without slowing down.
Voice Services – Talk more for less with reliable service, choice of calling features and unlimited long distance.
Television – Experience the thrill of digital entertainment with DIRECTV service through CenturyLink.
Residential:
High Speed Internet – Fast high-speed Internet with top rated security so you can feel safer online.
Voice Services – Home phone service with unlimited nationwide calling and the best call clarity.
Television – Digital TV with the best in On Demand, available on TV and now online.
 

 

Transportation

The primary reason that Greene County is home to more than 90 manufacturing firms is its strategic location, allowing its manufacturing companies to efficiently and economically connect to every major market in the eastern half of the United States.

Truck Service

LandairLandair, a privately-owned logistics company delivering a range of supply chain solutions to a diverse customer base, is headquartered in Greeneville. They specialize in custom-designed and engineered logistics services including dedicated contract solutions, warehouse management and distribution, light manufacturing and transportation management. Landair has received numerous customer and industry awards and operates with a goal of sustainability. Operating from more than 40 locations, Landair employs more than 900 people and utilizes more than 450 tractors and 1,000 trailers in its operations.

More than 25 other trucking firms serve the area with terminals, allowing shippers to find the ideal service to meet their unique needs. More than 191 miles of state highway and more than 32 miles of interstate cover Greene County. 

Interstate Access:
Located on I-81

Distance to Other Major Interstates:
I-40 – 37 miles
I-75 – 72 miles
I-26 – 32 miles

Served by: 
US 11-E
US 321
TN 34
TN 70
TN 93
TN 107

Transit miles from Greene County

City Miles
Atlanta  237
Birmingham 325
Boston 853
Charlotte 183
Cincinnati 318
Cleveland 497
Columbus 368
Dallas 902
Detroit 545
Indianapolis 421
Jacksonville 489
City Miles
Knoxville 70
Los Angeles 2251
Memphis 451
Miami 830
Nashville 240
New Orleans 659
New York 653
Orlando 637
Philadelphia 574
St. Louis 544
Washington D.C. 420

Rail Service

Norfolk SouthernGreene County is served by Norfolk-Southern Corporation which has 986 miles of track in Tennessee. Two boxcar loading stations are located within 30 miles.


Air Transportation

The Greeneville/Greene County Municipal Airport servicesGreeneville Greene County Municipal Airport both private and corporate clients.

The airport is open 24 hours a day and offers chartered flights and cargo shipping. Taxi and car rental services, hangar and tie-down storage, major repair and Avgas/Jet A fuel are all available.

The airport boasts a 6,300-foot asphalt runway, which is the state’s sixth longest. The fixed base operator is Greeneville Aviation Services.
 

Tri-Cities Regional AirportTri-Cities Regional Airport is located just off I-81 in Blountville, 42 miles from Greeneville, and serves 450,000 passengers annually.

  • Airlines: Allegiant Air, American Eagle, Delta Connection, and US Airways Express.
  • Major Cities: Non-stop flights to six hubs (Atlanta, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Detroit, Chicago and Tampa/Clearwater-St. Petersburg). With one connection, customers can fly most anywhere in the U.S. and the world.
  • Air Cargo: 13,000 square-foot cargo facility with 174,000 square feet of cargo apron; 4,000 linear feet of parallel taxiway and new cargo apron connector. Foreign Trade Zone designation. Airborne Express and DHL provide guaranteed overnight delivery service, and freight services also are provided on passenger aircraft.
  • Fixed Base Operators: Tri-City Aviation.
  • Runways: 8,000' x 150' and 4,447' x 150' asphalt. Elevation 1,519 feet.
     

McGhee Tyson Airport McGhee Tyson Airport Knoxvilleserves metropolitan Knoxville and is located 70 miles from Greeneville, serving approximately 1.43 million passengers annually.

  • Major Cities: Non-stop service to 19 major hubs which provide connections to all other cities.
  • Airlines: AirTran, Allegiant Air, American, Continental, Delta, United Express and U.S. Airways.
  • Air Cargo: 21-acre facility with service from Airborne Express, Federal Express and UPS. 
  • Fixed Base Operators: TAC Air. 
  • Runways: 9,000' x 150' asphalt and 9,000 x 150' concrete.


Asheville Regional Airport
Asheville Regional Airport is located just south of Asheville, NC, at exit 40 off I-26 and serves all of Western North Carolina. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, a Business Center, Blue Ridge Trading & Tavern featuring locally-inspired dishes, a Guest Services Center, Art Gallery, and more.

  • Major Cities: Non-stop flights on seven commercial airlines to 12 cities: Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit, Ft. Walton Beach/Destin, Houston, Newark, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia and Tampa
  • Airlines: AirTran, American, Continental, Delta, United, U.S. Airways and Vision.
  • Fixed Base Operators: Landmark Aviation.
  • Runway: 8,001’ x 150’

Ports

River Port Knoxville is located at Mile 652 on the Tennessee River and is operated by Burkhart Enterprises, Inc.

 

South Carolina Inland Port is located in Greer, South Carolina, and is operated by the South Carolina Ports Authority

 


Bus Service

Greene Coach Tours

Provides charter bus services.

Greyhound

Provides passenger bus service.

Taxes & Incentives

Tennessee offers corporate citizens a competitive tax structure that provides a cost-effective place to operate their businesses.

Greene County Incentives

Tax Abatements

Greene County offers tax abatements on specific projects that qualify through the local Industrial Development Board. Greene County has a tax incentive program, PILOT (Payment In Lieu Of Taxes), that not only provides for property tax abatement for the building and equipment but is also applicable for subsequent expansions or phases. 

Natural Gas

Atmos Energy provides flexibility in its service and an economic development rate, depending on usage, which could save the company money during the first four years of operation. 

Summary of Greeneville/Greene County Taxes

Property tax per $100 assessed value:

  • City – $2.0453
  • County – $1.8731 (outside city limits)
  • $1.6613 (inside city limits)

Property is assessed by the following methods:

  • Residential – 25%
  • Commercial/Industrial – 40%
  • Personal property tax – 30%

Community Relocation Team

A team of community leaders will be assembled to:

  • Assist in identifying buildings and land -- GreeneCountyProspector.com
  • Assist with short-term and long-term housing for transferring families
  • Assist with spouse employment
  • Provide windshield tours of the community
  • Host private receptions and luncheons for new families to meet community leaders and selected others
  • Assist company with locating new suppliers and vendors
  • Serve as a liaison to all pubic organizations, i.e. sewer and water department, zoning and planning offices
  • Assist company in obtaining all state and local permits

Tennessee’s Competitive Incentives

  • Visit the Tennessee State Incentives websiteA Right-to-Work State
  • Worker's Compensation Act Revised 2011
  • No sales tax on:
    • Industrial machinery (machinery that is necessary and primarily for the fabrication of a product)
    • Repairs to industrial machinery
    • Pollution control equipment
    • Raw material
  • No state sales tax on manufacturing equipment for qualified businesses
  • No state property tax
  • No property tax on:
    • Goods-in-process
    • Finished product inventories
    • Goods-in-transit (Freeport)
  • No state personal income tax on wages or salaries; however, certain dividend and interest income received by a Tennessee resident is taxable
  • Offers FastTrack infrastructure and training grants up to $750,000
  • Offers industrial machinery tax credit of 1% of purchase price
  • Offers a franchise tax jobs credit of $4,500 per new, full-time employee for eligible businesses that meet requirements of increased employment and additional capital investment
  • Net operating loss carries forward 15 years
  • Offers accelerated depreciation on personal property
  • Pollution control equipment is exempt from the franchise tax
  • Offers reduced sales tax on energy fuel and water for qualified manufacturers
  • Offers “Double Weighting” of Tennessee sales for franchise and excise taxes
  • Consistently one of the lowest per capita taxed states in the nation
  • Lowest utility costs in the nation
  • Tennessee is one of only eight states with a AAA bond rating
  • Tennessee’s constitution requires a balanced state budget

YOUR BOTTOM LINE: A low cost of doing business in Tennessee!

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