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Economic Development
What is Innovation Valley?



Innovation Valley is a regional economic development initiative centered on a corridor linking the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and McGhee Tyson Airport providing world-class resources in science, technology, and business. Experience shows that a regional approach to economic development offers the most advantages to businesses planning a corporate relocation or expansion and the communities involved.

Innovation Valley is currently implementing its second five-year regional economic development strategic plan, Blueprint 2.0, for business growth in the Knoxville-Oak Ridge region of East Tennessee. Blueprint 2.0 outlines five targeted industry sectors that are based on an analysis of the region’s world-class resources. Six strategic priorities provide the framework for the group’s business relocation and industrial development efforts.

The Knoxville Chamber is the lead partner of seven agencies that collaborate on executing the Blueprint for long-term business success.

A private, independent board of directors guides the management of this regional partnership.

The Innovation Valley work plan could not be carried out without the generous support of regional business and government partners. To see the full list of Innovation Valley investors, click here.

Learn more about joining the list of public and private Innovation Valley investors that support regional economic growth by calling Rhonda Rice or Doug Lawyer at (865) 637-4550.


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