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A Tax Tip for Small Business Owners

When it’s time for taxes, you may be tempted as a small business owner to try and handle the paperwork yourself. Mike Walton, director of business development at regional accounting firm Brown Edwards, says that may not be the wisest move. "The tax...

What a Difference a Volunteer Makes!

Area businesses and government agencies aren’t the only organizations working to make Johnson City a great place for everyone; local nonprofits like the United Way are accomplishing great things every day. According to Jerome Julian, President and...

Johnson City is Just Right for Job Seekers

If you’re looking to make a living outside the corporate complex, Johnson City is the place for you. We currently have more jobs available than local employment agencies are able to fill, in fields like manufacturing, light and heavy industrial,...

Finding a Realtor

Thinking of relocating to Washington County? From secluded, established neighborhoods to convenient new developments, one can find homes in a variety of sizes, price points, and styles. Connect with Chamber members Realtors™, bankers or mortgage...

Johnson City Burgers

Few food items are as beloved, ubiquitous, and versatile as the hamburger. Whether you’re loading them up with cheese and bacon, classing them up with premium beef and artisanal buns, grabbing a greasy-yet-satisfying one from a fast food joint, or...

“I think, being from East Tennessee, you’re kinda born with a little lonesome in your soul, in your blood. You know you’ve got that Appalachian soul.”

Ashley Monroe

Framed by the Appalachian Mountains to the west, the Blue Ridge Mountains to the east, the Nolichucky River to the south, and the Watauga River to the north, Washington County is as pretty as a picture, a region abounding in both natural beauty and cultural heritage. American legends Daniel Boone and Davey Crockett once walked our rolling hills and valleys, and their pioneering spirit still pervades the area, imbuing its people with liveliness and fortitude.

We mountain men and women may have lonesome souls, but we’re seldom lonely. Washington County is the oldest incorporated area in Tennessee and the fastest-growing county east of Knoxville. More than 126,000 people live in Washington County, including residents of Jonesborough, the state’s first and oldest town, and students living on the campuses of Milligan College and East Tennessee State University (ETSU).

Today, Johnson City is home to more than 65,000 residents, a thriving urban center that has consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best and most popular small metro areas for raising a family, starting a business, or retiring.