THE TRI-CITIES REGION
The Tri-Cities region offers superior logistics and transportation infrastructure. Whether importing, exporting, or distributing domestically, everything is in place to ensure your supply chain operates efficiently.
Located at TRI, a first-class commercial service airport, Aerospace Park is strategically positioned to meet all operational needs. Companies located at Aerospace Park benefit from:
- CLOSE PROXIMITY TO TWO MAJOR INTERSTATES (I-81 AND I-26)
- UNPARALLELED HIGHWAY NETWORKS
- PROXIMITY TO EAST COAST POPULATION CENTERS
From startups to healthcare to chemicals, the Tri-Cities business community is booming. Local companies across private and public sectors are dedicated to increasing economic development through job creation and building regional prosperity. An ideal location, affordable cost of doing business, and competitive wages enable more efficient operations and increased revenues.
TRI is located in the heart of Tennessee’s aerospace cluster, which includes more than 50 of the world’s top aerospace and defense companies. The Tennessee aerospace sector thrives thanks to a combination of major research assets, capital investment, educational support, and effective workforce development. Our state is also home to some of the most successful advanced manufacturing facilities in the world. Tennessee exports more than $24 billion in manufactured goods annually and our advanced manufacturing job creation rate far outpaces national growth.
Visit our regional partners for more information on major employers, as well as business programs and incentives in our area:
With so much to do and see, there are boundless ways to have fun in the Tri-Cities. Our region is rich in history and culture, providing exciting opportunities to enjoy all types of entertainment. Music lovers will enjoy visiting the Birthplace of Country Music Museum or attending one of our many festivals such as the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, Kingsport’s Fun Fest, and Johnson City’s Blue Plum Festival. You can take in a play at the historic Barter Theatre or watch a concert or dance performance at Freedom Hall Civic Center, Paramount Center for the Arts, or Niswonger Performing Arts Center. If sports are more your speed, check out NASCAR’S Bristol Motor Speedway – the world’s fastest half-mile.
Northeast Tennessee is the perfect place to embark on outdoor adventures. Bordering North Carolina, Virginia, and Kentucky in the Appalachian Mountains, our region has 230 miles of internationally known rivers and 288 miles of the Appalachian Trail. You can spend less time in traffic and more time hiking and camping in our beautiful state parks. There are lots of ways to stay active here, from biking the Virginia Creeper Trail, to golfing at our picturesque courses, to fly-fishing or boating in our many lakes, rivers, and streams.
For more resources on ways to explore the Tri-Cities, visit our regional tourism organization:
Our workforce is dedicated, skilled, and dependable. The world-class aviation maintenance and advanced manufacturing programs across the region are of particular interest to MRO and aircraft manufacturing operations. The Tennessee Center for Advanced Technology (TCAT) in Morristown offers an FAA Part-147 Aviation Maintenance Technician program currently producing A&P-certified employees. The Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing (RCAM) in Kingsport creates custom training programs for our existing industries at its 26,000 sq. ft. training facility.
In addition to the current pool of available skilled labor, our network of local universities, technical colleges, and community colleges are working to ensure a pipeline of engineers and technicians for years to come. Most notably, Northeast State Community College and Bell have launched an aviation maintenance technology program aimed at increasing the number of aircraft technicians within the Tri-Cities region. The two-year program develops a foundation of mechanical and electrical skill knowledge required in aerospace maintenance and repair.
Visit our local universities, community colleges, and technical training centers for more information on the region’s workforce training.
LOW COST OF LIVING
Northeast Tennessee consistently appears as one of the lowest cost of living areas in Tennessee and the United States.
Compared to New York City, Johnson City’s cost of living is 109% lower. Living in Los Angeles costs 63% more on average than living in the Tri-Cities. And, even cities like Atlanta cost 16% more on average than Northeast Tennessee.
At 13.9% below the national average, relocating your business to TRI Aerospace Park can reduce your operational costs and living costs by huge percentages over time.
Don’t just take our word for it, compare your current cost of living: