Where is Carter County, Tennessee?

Carter County is nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains at the
convergence of the Doe & Watauga Rivers.


Who we are.

We are a strategic economic development partnership for Carter County, Tennessee and its cities of Elizabethton and Watauga.

The partnership includes:

  • Carter County Economic Development Commission
  • Carter County/Elizabethton Chamber of Commerce
  • Carter County Tourism Council
  • Workforce Development Complex

News and Press

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    Call center opens at Borla Facility

    Published February 26, 2013 in TriCities.com A new call call center in Johnson City, Tenn. will employ 100 people. The Festiva Hospitality Group is investing $1.1 million in the project, according to a release from the Tennessee Department of Economic and community Development. “We are thankful for Festiva Hospitality Group’s decision to locate in Johnson […]

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    GP Harmon Recycling Comes To Elizabethton

    GP Harmon Recycling, a leader in recycling solutions, today announced its acquisition of The Highlands Group’s (THG) plastics recycling facility located in the Watauga Industrial Park in Elizabethton, Tenn. The facility’s operations specialize in separating various polymers from mixed material streams to generate high-grade plastic raw materials that can be used for a variety of […]

    in News and Press on December 16, 2013 Comments 0
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    Chamber speaker: Stick to what you do well

    By Ashley Rader Johnson City’s Public Works director offered a tip to local chamber members: Do more of what you do well. The Elizabethton/Carter County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors heard a presentation Thursday from Johnson City Public Works Director Phil Pindzola, who provided some suggestions and tips for improving the business conditions of […]

    in News and Press on October 23, 2013 Comments 0
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    Local leaders celebrate completion of Sutherland water project

    By Max Hrenda, The Elizabethton Star @ www.starhq.com In October of 2002, then-Johnson County Mayor Dick Grayson applied for federal assistance to install and extend water utility lines in the Sutherland community in Shady Valley. Eleven years and one mayor later, that community’s wait has come to an end. On Friday, some of Tennessee’s lawmakers […]

    in News and Press on October 23, 2013 Comments 0

Points of Interest

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    I-26 Gateway

    We are located very close to a major I-26 corridor, making interstate commerce very easy.   Carter County is located only one hour away from Asheville, NC, two hours away from Knoxville, one-and-a-half hours away from Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge, one hour away from Boone, NC and 40 minutes away from Bristol.   Its centralized location among large […]

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    Top Logistics Location

    Carter County features a two-day UPS shipping radius to 65% of the U.S. population.   Its centralized location among large cities and small tourist attractions allows residents and visitors to experience the best of both worlds.  Carter County falls directly in the center of Eastern transit, sitting midway between the bustling business world of New […]

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    Tennessee is good for Business!

    The last seven years have seen the creation of 190,505 new jobs, $33 billion in capital investment and more than 50 corporate headquarter locations in Tennessee.   Tennessee is good for business!