New Facility for Handsome Brook Farms in Morristown

October 7, 2022 – Handsome Brook Farms to invest $31 million, bring 140 jobs with egg processing facility Morristown ushered in a new era by welcoming representatives of Handsome Brook Farms to its future processing facility in the East Tennessee Progress Center. Handsome Brook Farms utilizes a network of farms scattered across several Midwestern states […]

Morristown gets $23.4 million RAISE Grant

August 14, 2022 – South Cumberland Street in Morristown is getting a major facelift, thanks to the RAISE Grant, which brings an award of $23,430,325 to improve the corridor into the community. City officials said the South Cumberland corridor has long been identified as an are in need of safety and aesthetic improvements.  In 2021, […]

Walters State Awarded Community College of the Year

March 31, 2002 – Walters State Community College was recognized as the Community College of the Year during the College System of Tennessee TBR SOAR Awards on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. “With opportunities for Tennesseans to attend college at an all-time high thanks to Tennessee Promise and Tennessee Reconnect, the Tennessee Board of Regents will […]

Housing Boom!

October 10, 2021 – Morristown and Hamblen County are in the midst of a housing renaissance.  Within a year-and-a-half, the county has seen an amount of growth not seen in decades.  Almost 15 different home construction projects are on the way within Morristown city limits, with the possibility of even more to come. Since February […]

Greenworks coming to Morristown

October 31, 2021 – Greenworks Commercial, the leading provider of battery-operated outdoor power equipment is announcing plans for a new manufacturing, research & development, product testing and customer experience center in Morristown. The $20 million initial investment will create hundreds of new jobs for the are beginning next year.  “I appreciate Greenworks investment in Morristown […]

TCAT celebrates expansion

September 19, 2021 – Tennessee Governor Bill cut the ribbon on the brand new Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Morristown building on Friday, September 17, 2021.  The $20 million expansion now has students in it, learning some of the latest technology in advanced manufacturing, welding and HVAC.  “This TCAT we cut a ribbon on […]

Morristown ranked 6th best place to work in manufacturing

December 23, 2019 – The city of Morristown has been recognized for its place in the manufacturing world. According to SmartAsset, a personal finance technology company headquartered in New York, Morristown is the sixth-best place to work in manufacturing in the nation, following Elkhart-Goshen, Indiana, Greenville, North Carolina, Elizabethtown/Fort Knox, Kentucky, Spartanburg, South Carolina and […]

Petoskey Plastics Expanding Morristown Operations

May 7, 2018 – Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Petoskey Plastics, Inc. officials announced today that the company will invest $29.6 million to expand its operations in Hamblen County. Petoskey Plastics plans to create approximately 70 jobs in Morristown over the next five years. “I’d like to thank Petoskey […]

Belgian bus manufacturer Van Hool coming to Morristown

April 12, 2018 – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Van Hool NV officials announced today that the Belgian company will establish its first U.S. manufacturing operation in Morristown and create nearly 640 jobs over the next five years. Van Hool, a family-owned Belgian manufacturer of buses, […]

Property in ETPC named a Select Tennessee Certified Site

April 6, 2018 – The Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Morristown Industrial Development Board, announced this week that one of the city’s industrial sites under development has been named a Select Tennessee Certified Site. The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development recently designated Lot 3 in the East Tennessee Progress […]

Colortech to Expand

February 18, 2018 – Colortech, Inc. announced plans to expand its Morristown operations this week.  This project will add an additional 44,000 square feet to their facility at 5712 Commerce Blvd. “Colortech has successfully grown our business, thanks to the hard work and dedicated associates and our business partners,” Alex Rom-Roginski said in making the […]

Lakeway Area schools graduation rates higher than state average

September 17, 2017 – Schools in the Lakeway Region are graduating at a much higher rate then the state average. Numbers released by the Tennessee Department of Education last week show most counties in the area graduate about five points higher than the state average of 89.1 percent.  Hamblen County schools had a 94.1 percent […]

Lakeway Area awarded a second L.E.A.P. Grant

September 21, 2016 – For the second time, a region and coalition of educators has been awarded a state Labor and Education Alignment Program grant to improve workforce development in high schools and higher education.  This time, it is in the amount of $983,440. “Strengthening the Lakeway Links 2.0: Providing a Demand Driven Workforce Supply […]

TCAT celebrates results of USDA grant

June 24, 2016 – Last year, the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Morristown (TCAT) became the recipient of a $110,020 Rural Business Development grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  The grant was to be used at the Morristown & Hawkins County campuses to assist with the purchase of state-of-the-art technology equipment to be used […]

West High School Earns Recognition

The Washington Post has released its 2016 list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools, and Morristown-Hamblen High School West has been named as 13th in the state of Tennessee. “This is an incredible honor for West High School to be names to such an elite list of schools by the Washington Post,” director of schools […]

Merchants Greene Development Set for Fall Opening

The build-out of the Merchants Greene commercial property off West Andrew Johnson Hwy. is continuing with two nearly identical 12,000-square-foot strip-mall shopping centers on land east of Home Trust Bank. Shannon Greene, the primary developer, says he has letters of intent from businesses that will occupy 75% of the rental space, and that’s the target […]

Morristown Recognized for ED Efforts

Morristown has been recognized in several categories of Southern Business & Development magazine’s The Best of Economic Development in the American South in the state of Tennessee. Members of the Southern Economic Development Roundtable were polled to come up with the best of 30 economic development categories in each Southern state. SEDR is a group […]

Lakeway Area High Schools Recognized

Morristown-Hamblen High School West has been named a top ten high school in the state of Tennessee by the U.S. News and World Report in the annual “Best High Schools” list. “I am incredibly proud of the teachers and students and their hard work,” Dr. Jeff Moorhouse, outgoing Morristown West principal, said. “It’s reflecting what […]

Morristown Highlighted in Southern Business & Development Magazine

Recently, the Morristown and Northeast Tennessee Region was highlighted in the Southern Business & Development Magazine.  Re-shoring is a buzz word among economic development circles and Morristown has been recognized as a leader in bringing manufacturing of products back to the region.  Additionally, Morristown’s adaptability in transitioning the manufacturing base over the last 50 years has […]

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce Oddello Industries, LLC to Expand Morristown Facility

Furniture Components Manufacturer to Create 228 New Positions in Hamblen County NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Oddello Industries, LLC officials announced today the company will expand operations at its Morristown, Tenn. facility, representing an investment of $4 million and the creation of 228 new […]

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Sonoco Flexible Packaging Announces Expansion of Morristown Facility

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Sonoco Flexible Packaging officials announced today the company will expand its Morristown, Tenn. facility. The announcement represents an investment of $9.7 million and will create 26 new jobs in Hamblen County. “In today’s globally competitive environment, Tennessee continues to be a solid choice […]

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