Support Services

Cocke County is pro business and we will work with your company to ensure your success after Cocke County is chosen as your new home.  We partner with all local, regional, state, and federal agencies and organizations to provide the best business support services program possible, which includes but is not limited to:

  • Infrastructure needs, including water, sewer, electric, and roads
  • Workforce needs, including pre-employment assistance, post-employment assistance, training assistance, etc.
  • Financing needs, including equipment loans, building loans, infrastructure grants, etc.

For additional details please visit our incentives tab.

  • Strategic Location
  • Service Providers
  • Incentives
  • Our Partners

Strategic Location

Cocke County is located immediately on Interstate 40 in the eastern part of Tennessee. We are located within one day’s drive of 76% of the population of the United States.

Cocke County is easily accessed from all directions – we are within 9 miles of Interstate 81, within 45 miles of Interstate 75 North, and within 70 miles of Interstate 75 South.

Cocke County is centrally located between Knoxville, Tennessee (45 miles) and Asheville, North Carolina (60 miles). Other cities in the surrounding area are:

  • Dandridge, Tennessee – 18 miles
  • Morristown, Tennessee – 20 miles
  • Sevierville, Tennessee – 25 miles
  • Greeneville, Tennessee – 26 miles
  • Jefferson City, Tennessee – 27 miles
  • Pigeon Forge, Tennessee – 30 miles
  • Gatlinburg, Tennessee 32 miles
  • Johnson City, Tennessee – 60 miles

Service Providers

Electric, Water, Sewer:
Newport Utilities
Glenn Ray, General Manager
170 Cope Road
P.O. Box 519
Newport, TN 37822-0519
(T) 423-625-2800
(F) 423-623-3121

Natural Gas:
Jefferson/Cocke County Utility District
Tommy Bible, General Manager
122 Highway 25E
Newport, TN 37821-8804
(T) 423-623-3069
(F) 423-623-1784

A T & T
Alan Hill, Account Manager
410 N. Cedar Bluff Road
Knoxville, TN 37923
(T) 865-694-2241
(F) 865-694-2212

Rail Service:
Norfolk Southern Corporation
Robby Klein, Regional Consultant
7208 Old Rutledge Pike
Knoxville, TN  37914-1820
(T) 865-521-1136
(F) 865-521-1500

Economic Development Assistance
Andrew Lawson, Regional Business Specialist
10215 Technology Drive, Suite 202
Knoxville, Tennessee 37932
(T) 423-650-7575
(F) 865-777-4007

State of Tennessee:
Economic & Community Development
Gary Human
Business Development Services
520 West Summit Hill Drive, Suite 905
Knoxville, TN 37932
(T) 865-210-1333

State of Tennessee:
Economic & Community Development
Don Lowe, Training Specialist
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue
Nashville, TN 37243
(T) 615-532-1920

Technology Training:
Tennessee Technology Center
Jerry Patton, Director
821 West Louise Street
Morristown, TN 37813
(T) 423-586-5771
(F) 423-586-8030

Workforce Investment Board:
Walters State Community College
Dr. Nancy Brown, Director
500 South Davy Crockett Parkway
Morristown, TN 37813-6899
(T) 423-318-2709
(F) 423-585-6769

New Capital Investment

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New Jobs

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New Projects

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Our Partners

City of Newport

Town of Parrottsville

Cocke County Government

East Tennessee Economic Development Agency

Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development

Tennessee Valley Authority

Newport Utilities

Jefferson-Cocke County Utility District

Norfolk Southern Railroad

East Tennessee Development District

USDA Rural Development

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Tennessee Technology Center

Walters State Community College

East Tennessee State University

University of Tennessee