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Welcome to Knoxville Tennessee!

Knoxville is in the fine state  of Tennessee, and is the county seat of Knox County.  Published in the 2010 census, the city had a population of 178,874, making it the state’s third largest city.   As of 2011, the city had an estimated population of 180,761.

Knoxville is the principal city of the Knoxville Metropolitan Statistical Area, and in 2012 had an estimated population of 848,350. The KMSA is in turn the central component of the Knoxville-Sevierville-La Follette Combined Statistical Area, which in 2000 had a population of 1,029,155.

The best asset Knoxville has to offer is it’s friendly people.  East Tennessee is know for warm hospitality.  With the Smoky Mountains just minutes away, many visitors to the mountains have fallen in love with the area and stayed.

Whether you are looking for a good place to set up business, raise a family or retire, Knoxville is for you!



CNN National News


  • First Horizon names new board member
    First Horizon National Corp., the parent company of First Tennessee bank, said Tuesday that Cecelia "Cece" Stewart has been elected to the company's board of directors.
  • Dinner to honor CFOs of the Year
    Three Knoxville financial leaders have been selected as CFOs of the Year and will be recognized at an awards dinner November 20.
  • Ala. company buys Loudon trucking firms
    A Birmingham, Ala., company announced Tuesday that it has acquired East Tennessee-based Purdy Brothers Trucking and Loudon County Trucking as it expands into Tennessee, Florida, Illinois and Virginia.
  • Staples investigating possible data breach
    Staples is looking into a potential credit card data breach and has been in touch with law enforcement officials.
    The Associated Press
  • Daryl Fansler to join Bernstein, Stair & McAdams
    Former Knox County Chancellor Daryl Fansler to join Knoxville law firm Bernstein Stair & McAdams effective Nov. 1.
  • Rural/Metro names new East Tennessee director
    Ambulance provider Rural/Metro on Tuesday announced a new regional director.
  • Guardrail maker guilty of defrauding government
    A federal jury in Texas ruled Monday that guardrail-maker Trinity Industries should pay $175 million for defrauding the federal government.
    News Sentinel staff
  • REI opening this week on Papermill Drive
    A giant photo of the Smokies is behind the checkout counter, self-adjusting LED lights are hanging from the ceiling and merchandise is being put on the shelves at REI, a national outdoors retailer that is preparing to open its first Knoxville store.
  • JTV considers opening a store at The Island
    Jewelry Television, a Knoxville-based home shopping network that focuses exclusively on the sale of fine jewelry and loose gemstones, has signed a letter of intent to explore opening a 10,000 square-foot retail superstore and tourist attraction at The Island in Pigeon Forge. It has until June 1 to make a decision.
  • Local creative firms Asen, SRW partner
    Ad agency Asen Marketing & Advertising and SRW & Associates, a collaborative group of public affairs consultants, have announced an affiliation beween the two firms.

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