The Johnson City/Jonesborough/Washington County area continues to grow, both economically and demographically. The Washington County Economic Development Council (WCEDC), along with the Chamber and others, works to promote development throughout the entire county. As of March 2016, the unemployment rate in the county fell to just 4.1%.
The Washington County Economic Development Council continues marketing 100 acres of prime developable land in the Boones Creek area of Johnson City. Beyond this growth, Innovation Park is being marketed as a mixed-use opportunity to attract employers in many industries including medical, research, data and light manufacturing and clean-tech. Downtown continues to boom with the introduction of new restaurants and stores.
Personal and Business Finance
Johnson City, Jonesborough and the Washington County area are home to a wide variety of financial institutions ready, willing and able to assist you in the home-buying process.
Appalachian Community Federal Credit Union opened its doors in 1932 with a mission to serve the employees of Mead Paper Mill. Today, they serve residents in eight communities in Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, as well as four counties in Kentucky. www.myacfcu.com
Bank of Tennessee is a locally owned and operated community bank focused on improving the financial health and well-being of its customers and the communities it serves. Providing an uncompromising customer experience and featuring just-right-for-you products, Bank of Tennessee is powered by a talented team of friendly and knowledgeable people who go above and beyond to deliver touches that people don’t expect from a bank. www.bankoftennessee.com
Eastman Credit Union is a not-for-profit, financial services cooperative serving more than 130,000 members who live, work, worship, attend school or own a business in most of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. They offer a comprehensive array of services including checking and savings accounts and loans. www.ecu.org
First Tennessee Bank recently celebrated their 150-year anniversary. They are a bank that offers an innovative list of products and services that provide value and convenience throughout your life and the life of your business. With multiple locations throughout the Johnson City/Jonesborough/Washington County area, you are sure to always have convenient access anywhere you go. www.firsttennessee.com
First Bank & Trust Company is a full-service bank with over 20 locations in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. The bank’s niche caters to small businesses and consumers who want a local bank experience that delivers the financial services and products available at larger institutions. www.firstbank.com
For a complete listing of banks and other financial institutions, please visit the Johnson City Chamber of Commerce website at: www.johnsoncitytnchamber.com