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Area Accolades

Tennessee:

• #5 in Top State Business Climate, 2016 (Site Selection)

• #1 among US states for advanced industry job growth, 2015 (Brookings Institution)

• #4 in Best States for Retirement, 2016 (Kiplinger)

Washington County:

• First county in northeast Tennessee to win a Gold rating as a “Valley Sustainable Community”

(Tennessee Valley Authority, 2016)

Jonesborough:

• Main Street named one of The South’s Most Charming Streets (Southern Living, 2016)

Johnson City:

• #3 in Most Affordable Places to Live in Tennessee (Livability, 2016)

• #4 in Best Towns to Live in Tennessee (Niche, 2015)

• #5 in Best Cities to Live in Tennessee (CreditDonkey, 2014)

• #5 in 10 Most Exciting Places to Live in Tennessee (Movoto, 2014)

• #8 in Best Cities to Retire in Tennessee (CreditDonkey, 2014)

• #9 in Best Towns in Tennessee for Young Families (NerdWallet, 2013)

• #12 in Most Appealing Tennessee Areas for Millennial Job Seekers (Nerdwallet, 2014)

• Ranked among top 35 Best Small Places for Business and Careers (Forbes, 2010-2013)

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