The exceptionally skilled, educated and diverse workforce of Washington County is the reason many businesses, both large and small, call Washington County home. Forbes, Inc., Kiplinger, CNN, and other national media rank Johnson City as a great place for business, retiring and raising a family.
Not only is Washington County strategically located at the economic center of the Tri-Cities region, at the intersection of two major interstates, I-26 and I-81, but it is also the economic and cultural center of the Tri-Cities region and home to over 7,000 businesses.
Building on Washington County’s formula for success, Johnson City consistently leads the region’s retail sales each year with 2015 sales at a total of $2,053 million. The area is also home to many manufacturing companies because of our low cost of doing business.
Supporting Washington County’s growth is the Chamber of Commerce, serving Johnson City, Jonesborough, and Washington County. They promote business, enhance community development, and help the area’s economy thrive. The Chamber serves as a catalyst for improving the overall quality of life in the community and region. The Chamber’s 600+ members employ over 44,000 people. To find out more about the Chamber, visit www.johnsoncitychamber.com.
The Washington County Economic Development Council (WCEDC) has a user-friendly tool to help businesses find their perfect “home” in the area. Their website features advanced software to provide detailed information about available properties and buildings in the area. Their site finder can be found under the “Sites & Buildings” tab. www.thewcedc.org