We Are Just Right for… Business People
If you’re a business owner looking to relocate, you’re in luck! Johnson City has plenty of land and commercial space available for sale or lease, and we have the lowest property taxes in the Tri-Cities, so you’ll owe less on it at tax time. What’s more, the Johnson City Metropolitan Area ranked 63rd out of 200 on Forbes’ list of “The Best Small Places for Business and Careers” in 2016, and we’re proud to share our thriving, energetic economy with newcomers.
Local organizations like The Chamber of Commerce serving Johnson City-Jonesborough-Washington County and the Northeast Tennessee Regional Economic Partnership provide helpful resources, guidance, and support for established business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs alike, paving the way for success ahead. Our young, diverse population with its wide variety of needs and interests provides a ready market for all kinds of goods and services, and our highly skilled and educated workforce stands ready and eager to go to work for you.
Conveniently situated near the Air Cargo Logistics Center at the Tri-Cities Airport (www.triflight.com)and featuring easy access to I-26 and I-81 as well as an extensive railroad network, Johnson City is a prime location for transporting and distributing goods and equipment. More than half the U.S. population shares our time zone and lives within a day’s drive of our city, making it easy for area business owners to communicate, collaborate, and coordinate with clients, customers, and colleagues all along the East Coast.
Need another good reason to set up shop here? Mitch Miller, CEO of the Northeast Tennessee Regional Economic Partnership (www.northeasttn.com) can give you several. “Washington County has tremendous opportunities,” he says. “We’ve seen so much growth in this region, and we have several great catalysts for business success in Johnson City with a large community presence. We’re also seeing a lot of businesses succeed because of the redevelopment of our downtown area.”
The Chamber of Commerce Serving Johnson City, Jonesborough, & Washington County supports Washington County’s growth with more than 800 members who work together to cultivate and invigorate the area’s economy. Partnering with governments, organizations, and businesses throughout the Tri-Cities to collectively achieve goals and objectives, the Chamber serves as a catalyst for improving the overall quality of life at both the community and regional levels. The Chamber has earned a 5-star accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a prestigious honor shared by only a handful of other Chambers. Members actively participate in four councils to address business issues: Convention & Visitors Bureau, Governmental Relations, Membership Services, and Workforce Education & Industrial. The Chamber is an economic engine that engages its membership, brings tourism and commerce to the region, and interacts with others for the betterment of all involved. To find out more about the Chamber and to become a member, visit