Why Greene County?

Choose Greene County

Location, Location, Location!

Greene County is within one day’s drive to 75% of the U.S. population and centrally located to provide same-day delivery in the region to promote Greene Initiatives.

Sustainability

Community emphasis on Greene Initiatives. Greene County is a certified TVA Valley Sustainable Community:
Silver Level

Incentives Programs

Greene County offers tax incentives through our PILOT program in addition to state incentives.

Experience

Our community has experience building and staffing for the Advanced Manufacturing and Distribution industries.

Logistics

Large sector of local economy, including Landair, ForwardAir, ETI, Greene County Express, and one future relocation

fuel

Truck fueling conveniently located, offerings include Pilot, Loves, and TA/Petro

Check Out the Numbers

69,069

Population

29,995

Labor Force

622.2

Square Miles

2.45

Persons Per Household

$39,971

Personal Income per Capita

$118,500

Median Home Value

27,461

Households

72.9%

Homeownership Rate

Daytime Population 63,737

Age (% OF POPULATION)

Age Male Female Total
Under 5 Years Old 4.9% 4.7% 4.8%
Under 18 Years Old 20.5% 18.7% 19.6%
18-64 Years Old 60.4% 58.9% 59.6%
65 Years and Over 19.1% 22.4% 20.8%
Median Age 42.9 45.7 44.5

Sources:
U.S. Census Bureau, 2014-2018 5-Year American Community Survey
U.S. Census Bureau, 2018 Annual Population Estimates
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Tennessee State Data Center (2018)
TNECD

Education

Both Greeneville and Greene County school systems received the Governor’s A+ Award for Community Excellence in Education. Only 52 of the 139 school systems in Tennessee have qualified for this recognition.

A skilled workforce is important to the success of any business, and Greene County understands that providing both preparatory and continued training is imperative to economic growth. The Greene County Partnership cooperates with three local institutions to provide education and training opportunities. Please visit their websites for more information or contact Christina Potts, econdev@greenecop.com, with specific training needs.

Excellence in
Education

Both Greeneville and Greene County school systems received the Governor’s A+ Award for Community Excellence in Education - Only 52 of the 139 school systems in Tennessee have qualified for this recognition.

High Graduation
Rates

Greeneville ranks fifth out of 136 school systems in Tennessee Competency Test results and the city school system consistently rates above state averages in attendance and graduation rates (96.7%).

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

The Greeneville City School System is also one of only two systems in Tennessee that have maintained accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools for more than 40 years.

General Stats Greene Tennessee
High School Graduation Rate 94% 89%
College Going Rate 58.10% 63.40%
Average ACT Score 19.7 20.2

Location

Centrally Located in The Eastern US

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. 

Opportunities

Daytime Population 63,737

GAP Analysis $98,079,079

(Custom Trade Area)

The Gap Analysis is a summary of the primary spending Gaps segmented by retail category.

It measures actual consumer expenditures within the City’s trade area and compares it to the potential retail revenue generated by retailers in the same area. The difference between the two numbers reflects leakages, or the degree to which consumers travel outside the community for certain retail goods and services. The Gap analysis is a useful tool to gauge retail supply and demand within the community.

Labor Force Estimates (2019)

Category Tennessee Greene
Labor Force 3,345,000 29,995
Employment 3,232,000 28,599
Unemployment 113,000 1,396
Unemployment Rate 3.40% 4.70%

Sources:
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
TNECD