Economic Development

Carter County Tomorrow is a strategic economic development partnership for Carter County, Tennessee and its cities of Elizabethton and Watauga. The partnership includes the Carter County Economic Development Commission, Carter County/Elizabethton Chamber of Commerce, Carter County Tourism Council, and the Workforce Development Complex. The Board of Directors for Carter County Tomorrow serves as the Joint Economic and Community Development Board for Carter County.

Carter County is our service area, which is located in the Tri-Cities TN/VA metro area in Northeast Tennessee. Carter County is proud of its people, culture, heritage, natural beauty and is a wonderful place for business, to live, work, play, and retire.

Elizabethton and Carter County provides residents, industries, and businesses with easy access to transportation through an infrastructure of both state and federal highways, the US Interstate System and local and regional airports.

Carter County, Tennessee 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 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 York, the ports of the Southern Atlantic, the Eastern Seaboard, and the Mississippi.

Carter County is known for its beautiful natural sites, including trophy trout streams, the serene, tranquil waters of Watauga Lake, the wondrous views of Roan Mountain, and the endless miles of amazement along the Appalachian Trail.

 

Points of Interest:

• Gateway to the strategic I-26 corridor

• One of the top Logistics Locations in North America and features a two-day UPS shipping radius to 65% of the U.S. population.

• 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.

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