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Monroe County The Right People.

The Right Place.

The Right Choice. Industry manufactures a tangible product and does so by the use of women, men and machines. Monroe County’s mission is to help retain existing jobs, and stimulate industrial and commercial growth. In business location decisions, traditional cost factors are giving ground to “quality factors”: quality of the workforce, quality of the local educational system, quality of utilities, quality of life and Monroe County has all these qualities and more. We’re about marketing our county’s priorities with our strategic location for workforce, tourism, natural and cultural resources. Our goals and priorities are about ensuring and identifying the necessities of our citizens by implementing and improving public facilities and services such as water and sewer systems and emergency service facilities. Monroe County, Tennessee is one of the most beautiful and diverse counties to live in. It is conveniently located near McGhee Tyson Airport, which is located 22 miles north and along Interstate 75 and U.S. Highway 411 corridors between Knoxville and Chattanooga, making it convenient to either area for large metropolitan accessibility. Monroe County has two major industrial parks located on the TVA lake system offering international river and barge service to any place in the world. We also offer two additional industrial parks, one in Sweetwater and one in Madisonville, both offering excellent locations and service. In Monroe County, family and community are central to our lifestyle; with an excellent and high-tech educational system and a state-of-the-art hospital that ensures the best family services to our citizens and the future of this community. We are committed to providing quality employment and strengthening the growth of Monroe County. Development throughout Monroe County is extremely diverse, making it possible for all types of industrial, office, and retail users to find a location that will suit many needs. We are committed to improving the economy and quality of life in Monroe County. It is essential we continue to establish new growth opportunities in the 21st century.

Shan Harris, above, has been the Economic Development Director for Monroe County since 2010. He has an extensive background in business and economic development at the State and local level. Lisa Samples, at left, serves as his Administrative Assistant, working in economic development for more than 10 years.

The Economic Development Office is located at 103 College Street South, Suite 6 in Madisonville, TN. Phone: 423-442-3652 Mobile: 423-519-3369 Fax: 866-711-5402 Email: shan.harris@monroe Website: www.monroe

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Monroe County Business Testimonials Dear Mr. Harris,

Food City is certainly proud to be a part of the Monroe County retail Community. We have enjoyed a great working relationship with both the city and county officials, who were instrumental in putting this project together. We’re extremely proud of our outstanding team of associates and the tremendous job they are doing serving our customers. We would like to thank the entire community for the warm welcome and support we Dear Mr. Harris,

On behalf of Lowe’s Companies, I want to express our thanks to the Monroe County government and the Monroe County Office of Economic Development for their support of our distribution center. Our center located in Monroe County in 1995, and since that time we have enjoyed eminence success thanks to our valuable team, which speaks to the stable workforce in Monroe County.

Dear Shan,

I wanted to take this opportunity to say, thank you so much for the useful information you shared with us concerning programs available to aid with our continued growth as well as helping the economic development of Monroe County. The willingness to help, that you, your office and the state has shown it to be commended, it has been an enlightening experience. It’s not hard to figure out why manufacturing boats in Monroe

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have received since our opening. We certainly look forward to being an active corporate citizen and serving the vibrant communities of Vonore and Monroe County for many years to come. Sincerely,

Steven C. Smith President/ CEO

Its proximity to two major interstate systems allows for easy transport of materials, and the access to rail service allows our center to maintain a high level of service to our stores. As a business located in one of the county-developed industrial parks, it’s evident to us that your office continually strives to make the county more desirable for business. Sincerely, Paul Walker Manager

County is great! We are just minutes away from some of the most beautiful and scenic waterways in the country. It’s no secret that to build a quality product, you must have quality people, and we certainly are fortunate to have some of the best boat builders in the country. From our humble beginning, to now selling boats worldwide, Monroe County has been a perfect fit. Again I thank you, and look for-

ward to working closely with your office in continued growth of the business, and Monroe County. With Best Regards, Monty Walker Compliance Specialist | 3

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offers an unprecedented quality of life. With majestic mountains, stunning Tellico Lake, charming small towns and impressive historic sites, this county has a lot to offer. Monroe County nestled between Knoxville and Chattanooga, is famous for its friendly people, mild climate, unmatched beauty and diverse scenery, and its unique historical sites that help make it a must-see tourism destination. Monroe County is home to great outdoor sports with its forests, mountains, rivers and lakes. The county includes four incorporated towns, each with its own distinct personality. Madisonville is the county seat and is the childhood home of the late Sen. Estes Kefauver. The Monroe County Courthouse, built in 1892, sits in the middle of downtown and has been named an historic site and land­mark. The City of Madisonville and local volunteers raised money to create a Veterans Memorial Park and the large American flag at the park can be seen from miles around as people travel on Highway 411 and Highway 68. Madisonville also is home to Hiwassee College, a four-year United Methodist Church college founded in 1849. Each summer, Madisonville shows its patriotic side with the Parade of Flags from mid June to mid July. Sweetwater is the county’s largest city and is located just off Interstate 75. The historic downtown area has been revitalized in past years and features many antique and gift shops and an art gallery. Just outside Sweetwater, people can explore

America’s largest under­ground lake at The Lost Sea. Each weekend hundreds of people can be found searching for bargains at Sweetwater Flea Market, a large indoor flea market just off Interstate-75 Exit 60. Sweetwater has a wide variety of events throughout the year, including an Independence Day Celebration, the National Muscadine Festival at the end of September, a Veteran’s Day Parade and A Small Town Christmas the Saturday after Thanksgiving. A downtown museum showcases Sweetwater’s history and is a popular attraction. Sweetwater has a grant project under way to build a train station replica in the downtown historic district that will serve as a visitors center.

Vonore is best know for its historical sites and Tellico Lake, a popular attraction for fishermen and boaters. Historical sites include the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum and Fort Loudoun State Historic Area. The town has its own museum next to City Hall as well. The town also is home to the county’s largest industrial parks including several boat manufacturers and a new biofuel refinery. Tellico Plains is the county’s smallest town, but during the weekends is a popular spot for motorcyclists and car club enthusiasts driving the scenic Cherohala Skyway. The town features several

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art galleries and antique stores, a book store, the Cherohala Skyway Visitors Cen­ter and the Charles Hall Museum. And as the gateway to the Cherokee National Forest and the Skyway, there are miles of trails to explore, cool mountain streams to wade and fish in and picturesque waterfalls.

Coker Creek , an unincorporated community in the southern corner of the county, is home to several art galleries and Buck Bald, which offers a 360-degree view of the surrounding mountains. Each October, Coker Creek hosts the Autumn Gold Festival. The Tennessee Overhill Heritage Association (TOHA) promotes tourism in Monroe, McMinn and Polk Counties. TOHA just published 20,000 maps that highlight 39 tourist attractions in McMinn, Monroe and Polk counties. The maps will be distributed at visitor centers, at-

tractions and tourism businesses across the Overhill region. They will also be included in thousands of Tennessee Overhill information packets that are mailed all over the U.S., as well as several foreign countries. The maps are published in pads of 100 maps per pad to make it easy for display in visitor centers or businesses. Single maps can be easily torn off for people to take along. TOHA encourages visitor centers, tourist attractions, and tourist businesses to contact the TOHA office at 423-263-7232 or to request the maps. •

For more information about Monroe County Tourism, visit or contact Director of Tourism Julie Morgan at 423-253-8010. You can also visit the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce at

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A Quick Look at Monroe County Demographics 2010 Estimated Population......................46,302 2015 Projected Population.......................47,827 2000 Census Population...........................38,958 1990 Census Population...........................30,514 Historical Annual Growth 1990-2010.........2.6% Projected Annual Growth 2010-2015..........0.7% 2010 Male Population................................49.2% 2010 Female Population...........................50.8% 2010 Average Age..........................................39.3 2010 Median Age...........................................34.2

Racial Breakdown 2010 Estimated White...............................95.6% 2010 Estimated Black/African American...2.2% 2010 Estimated Asian.................................0.6% 2010 Estimated Other Races......................1.6% 2010 Estimated Hispanic............................3.3%

Income 2010 Median Household Income..........$37,087 2015 Median Household Income..........$41,764

Education (Age 25+) 2010 Some High School............................15.6% 2011 High School Graduate......................93.9% 2010 High School Graduate or higher......72.7% 2010 College Degree.................................14.5%

Business Details Number of Businesses..................................803 Total Number of Employees....................11,341 Avg. Employee Population per Business.....14.1 Avg. Residential Population per Business...57.7

Housing information 2010 Estimated Households....................18,267 2015 Projected Households.....................18,872 2000 Census Households.........................15,323 1990 Census Households.........................11,344 Historical Annual Growth 1990-2010........3.1% Projected Annual Growth 2010-2015.........0.7% 6 |

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Monroe County Offices County Mayorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office 423-442-3981 Clerk & Master 423-442-5940 Circuit Court Clerk 423-442-2396 Veteranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Affairs 423-442-5812 County Clerk 423-442-2220 Finance Office 423-442-9383 Property Assessor 423-442-3637 Registrar of Deeds 423-442-2440 Trustee 423-442-2920 Solid Waste 423-442-2497 Agriculture Extension 423-442-2433 Economic Development 423-442-3652 Health Department 423-442-3993 E-911 423-442-HELP (4357) Emergency Management Agency 423-442-3917 County Airport 423-442-4506 Planning Commission 423-442-2497 Vehicle Registration 423-442-2220 Archives 423-442-0910 Tourism 423-442-9147 Election Commission 423-442-2461 Website

City of Vonore Town Hall 423-884-6211 Police 423-884-2480 Fire 423-884-6111 Library 423-884-6729 Post Office 423-884-6391 Fort Loudoun Electric 423-884-2049 Loudon Utilities 423-884-6062 Water (TASS) 423-884-6400 Sewer 423-.884-2480 Website Monroe County

City of Madisonville City Hall 423-442-9416 Website Police Department 423-442-2268 Fire Department 423-442-2212 Utilities 423-442-9416 Planning & Zoning 423-442-9416 Library 423-442-4085

City of Tellico Plains Town Hall Police Department Fire Department Utilities Library Post Office

423-253-2333 423-253-2030 423-253-2525 423-253-2333 423-253-7388 423-253-2218

City of Sweetwater Website City Hall 423-337-6979 Police Department 423-337-6151 Fire Department 423-337-6724 Street Department 423-337-7225 Code Enforcement/Development 423-337-9678 Recreation 423-337-4120 Planning Commission 423-337-9678 Utilities/SUB 423-337-5081 SUB website Library 423-337-5274 Post Office 423-337-7041 | 7

Preparing for the future Monroe County’s schools focus on preparing students for a global economy Monroe County is served by two public school systems: the Monroe County School System and the Sweetwater City School System. Director of Schools Mike Lowry and a voter-elected School Board oversees the county system, which has more than 5,500 students in pre-K through 12th grade. Dr. Melanie Miller and a voterelected School Board oversees the Sweetwater City School System, which serves 1,500 pre-K through eighth-grade students. Both systems have embarked on major building and remodeling programs recently, ensuring that students have modern, state-ofthe-art facilities. Since 2005, the county system has opened a new middle school in Vonore, built a new Madisonville

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Primary School and has completed upgrades a numerous other schools. The school system just completed extensive remodel, upgrade and addition projects at Vonore Elementary and Tellico Plains Elementary. The Sweetwater City School System has opened a new primary school, completed a new addition at Sweetwater Junior High and completed a new wing at Sweetwater Elementary School that included a brand new community use, 500-seat auditorium, in recent years. The city system completed a major remodel project at Brown Intermediate School in 2013 and opened a new administration building. The two systems make extensive use of technology to enhance student learning and experience and have shown continued improvements on test scores. In 2012, the Sweetwater City School System was named an “Exemplary” school system for achievement and improving gaps in student learning. The Monroe County School System has been recognized for improving its graduation rate, which now stands nearly 95 percent.

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School Information Monroe County Madisonville Primary 268 Warren Street Phone: 442-2236 Principal: Angie Arp-Kyle mps/ Madisonville Intermediate 1000 Green Road Phone: 442-2454 Principal: Terry Moser Madisonville Middle 175 Oak Grove Road Phone: 442-4137 Principal: Kristi Windsor mms/ Tellico Plains Elementary 121 Old High School Road Phone: 253-2626 Principal: Robert Hooper Tellico Plains Junior High 120 Old High School Road Phone: 253-2250 Principal: Missy Carter Coker Creek Elementary 130 Ruritan Road Phone: 261-2241 Principal: Jill Franklin cces/ Rural Vale Elementary 395 Daugherty Spring Road Phone: 253-3551 Principal: Stanley Shadden Vonore Elementary 1135 Highway 411 Phone: 884-6485 Principal: Mark Pickel Vonore Middle School 414 Hall Street Phone: 884-2730 Principal: Debi Tipton

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Sequoyah High School 3128 Highway 411 Phone: 442-9230 Principal: Gary Cole site/sequoyahwebsqhs/ Sweetwater High School 414 South High Street Phone: 337-7881 Principal: David Watts sweetwaterwildcats/




Tellico Plains High School 9180 Highway 68 Phone: 253-2530 Principal: Russell Harris Monroe Academy 266 Warren Street Phone: 442-9384 Grades: 9-12 Principal: Maurice Moser

Sweetwater City Sweetwater Primary School 500 Highway 322 East (Billy R. Ridenour Highway) Phone: 341-7004 Principal: Darrin Nichols sps Sweetwater Elementary School 301 Broad Street Phone: 337-7062 Principal: Diana Howard Brown Intermediate School 135 Starrett Street Phone: 337-5905 Principal: David Matlock brown/ Sweetwater Junior High School 1013 Cannon Avenue Phone: 337-7336 Principal: Rodney Boruff sweetwjh/

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In the middle of abundant opportunities

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hen it comes to higher education, Monroe Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s central location provides residents and businesses with numerous options for advancing their education and improving skills. These opportunities provide businesses with a well-trained and highly-skilled workforce.

Hiwassee College From its beginning in 1849, Hiwassee College, located in Madisonville in the heart of Monroe County, has been committed to all students seeking a faith-centered education. Originally founded on a Methodist campground, the college quickly expanded and now resides on 400

acres just outside of Madisonville. Today, Hiwassee is a residential, liberal arts, institution affiliated with the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church now offering four-year programs in several fields of study. Hiwassee College is accredited through the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) and federal student financial aid programs are available for students. A growing equestrian program and a new dental hygiene school are attracting more students to Hiwassee. Hiwassee doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just open its doors to its students, it also opens doors to the community by donating the use of their facilities and services to more than 30

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area organizations each year. The college recently lowered its tuition, almost unheard of today in higher education, making a first-class education even more accessible. For more information about Hiwassee College, call 423-420-1212 or visit online at

Cleveland State Community College Cleveland State Community College is an accredited public comprehensive community college committed to quality education and open access. The college operates within the governance of the

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Tennessee Board of Regents. Approximately 3,500 credit students and 1,500 non-credit students enroll in Cleveland State Community College in a typical fall semester. Ninety-four percent of the faculty hold master’s or doctor’s degrees. Cleveland State offers classes throughout the service area which includes Bradley, Meigs, McMinn, Monroe, and Polk Counties. The college has offices and classrooms in Athens and Madisonville. Visit for more information.

University of Tennessee The University of Tennessee is Tennessee’s largest research institution, leading the state in the number of degrees awarded annually. From eleven colleges, students receive undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees from more than 300 programs. UT students build a strong foundation through challenging coursework, ongoing academic support, and countless chances to learn outside the classroom. The university’s growing honors programs, including the prestigious Chancellor’s Honors and Haslam Scholars, give students the chance to create their own interdisciplinary experience and open doors for research and intellectual exploration well beyond our campus. Visit for more information.

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Maryville College Maryville College is a four-year, co-educational, liberal arts college. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). It is located just a short drive up Highway 411 from Monroe county. Known for its academic rigor and its focus on the liberal arts, Maryville is where students come to stretch their minds, stretch themselves and learn how to make a difference in the world. Visit for more information.

Tennessee Wesleyan Tennessee Wesleyan College occupies a 40-acre tract of land two blocks north of the courthouse square in downtown Athens, located within a half-hour’s drive from much of Monroe County. The size of campus allows students to move easily between classes, administrative offices and services, athletic events and college activities. The Tennessee Wesleyan College and Fort Sanders School of Nursing, in addition to an evening business program, is housed at the college’s satellite campus in Knoxville. Tennessee Wesleyan College enrolls more than 1,000 students. The student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1 Visit for more information.

Lee University Lee University is a private institution in Cleveland that was founded in 1918. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of more than 4,000 students. Its setting is urban, and the campus size is 120 acres. Lee University’s ranking in the 2012 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 54. Students at Lee University can choose from a few master’s programs and many undergraduate programs in arts and sciences, education, music, religion, and professional studies. Visit for more information.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory provides business solutions Oak Ridge National Laboratory has an aggressive program designed to provide technology-based solutions to organizations ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies to academic institutions. Underlying this philosophy is the belief that strong partnerships with U.S. industry are the best way to share technological know-how with the private sector. Visit for more information. | 11

Location, location, location Monroe County Airport Monroe County is served by the Monroe County Airport located near Madisonville with a 3,640-foot runway. The airport has lighting and has instrument approaches along with weather information service for pilots. The Monroe County Airport has 100 LL fuel and jet fuel available. The county has completed renovations at the airport and has an ongoing improvement plan for this vital part of transportation for the county. The Airport can be reached at 423-420-0563 or you may contact Airport Manager Brad Bivens at 423-295-5556. If you threw a dart at the center of the eastern portion of the United States, Monroe County would be a near bulls eye strike. Central location is one of its best assets enticing businesses to locate to Monroe County because of access to an abundant population and a wide variety of transportation options. Interstate 75 goes through the county as do major U.S. Highways 11, 411, which also intersect with major State Highways 68 and 72. Two railways, CSX and Norfolk Southern, pass through the county providing industry with easy access to distribute products and bring in materials.

McGhee Tyson Airport McGhee Tyson Airport is the premier air facility in East Tennessee and is located only 25 miles from Monroe County’s major industrial parks. With parallel 9,000-foot runways, the airport can accommodate any size aircraft. The airport occupies more than 2,000 acres of land with space for air cargo facilities or economic development. The airport has 8 major airlines serving 19 non-stop destinations. Vsit for more information.

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Health care

A key to vibrant community Sweetwater Hospital Association Sweetwater Hospital Association (SHA) provides the community with a first-class hospital that is the envy of much larger communities. The hospital’s 475 employees are dedicated professionals with some of the best facilities and equipment around. In recent years, the hospital has opened a new state-of-the-art emergency room, new operating rooms and materials management area. In the next year, the hospital will complete a new main entrance, imaging center and administrative addition. SHA has new professional office space in future plans and will complete the renovation of buildings.

SHA is a leader in acquiring new medical technology. The hospital recently acquired one of the most advanced CT scanners in the world, the Aquilion PRIME, and was the first hospital east of the Mississippi River to have such an advanced scanner. Of particular interest to businesses,is SHA’s outstanding industrial medicine program that provides companies with drug testing, employee physicals, etc. For more information on SHA, visit or call 865-213-8200.

Athens Regional Medical Center Athens Regional Medical Center, located at West Madison Avenue, in Athens in nearby McMinn County, provides the area with another first-class health care facility just minutes away from Monroe County. With more than 250 employees, the center is one of the largest employers in the region with a wide variety of medical care. To learn more about the hospital, visit www. athensrmc. com.

Blount Memorial Monroe County is close to the highlyregarded Blount Memorial Hospital in Maryville, which provides numerous medical services. Blount Memorial maintains a modern facility in the Tellico West Industrial Park in Vonore for the ultimate in convenient medical care with family medicine, occupational health, home services, rehabilitation and more. Visit or call 423-884-6958 for more information.

Chota Community Health In addition to SHA and Blount Memorial, Chota Community Health Services is a non-profit corporation that provides affordable health care to all residents of Monroe County regardless of economic status or insurance coverage. A number of local doctors provide private practice options for patients.

Lifestar In addition to the excellent Monroe County Ambulance Service, a University of Tennessee Lifestar medical helicopter is stationed at Sweetwater’s newest fire hall providing local patients the fastest transport time possible to the Level I Trauma Center at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.

Health Department Monroe County recently opened a new Health Department located between Sweetwater and Madisonville with a variety of services for youth and adults. For more information, call 423442-3993.

Other Health Resources In addition to outstanding hospitals, and the Health Department, Sweetwater and the surrounding area offer a Thompson Cancer Survival Center branch, dialysis centers, nursing homes and assisted living facilities. 10 || Monroe County Chamber of Commerce Guidebook 2013 14 Monroe County

Monroe County Planning Commissions A County Planning Commission and four Regional Planning Commissions serve Monroe County.

Tellico Plains Meets on the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Community Center.

Monroe County Meets on the first Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Boardroom of the J.P. Kennedy Building in Madisonville.

Vonore Meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Community Center.

Madisonville Meets on the Third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at City Hall. Sweetwater Meets on the third Monday of the month at 5 p.m. at City Hall.

Community Planner Laura Smith is the community planner, advising all planning commissions in Monroe County. You can reach her at: • Office: 423-545-4842 • Mobile: 423-253-4187 • Email: laura.smith@

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Monroe County has four thriving industrial parks. In addition to the industrial parks, there are also thousands of available acres privately owned in the county.

Niles Ferry Industrial Park

Madisonville Industrial Park

Location: Niles Ferry is located 34 miles southwest of Knoxville on Tellico Reservoir. The park borders U.S. Highway 411 and has frontage along Tellico Lake. Zoning: Zoning is M-2 for heavy industrial, warehousing, and distribution. Size: There are 676 total acres in the park, with 147 acres available for development. Transportation: •Roads: Adjacent to U.S. Highway 411 (four lanes), State Highway 72 three miles southwest (2 lanes), Interstate 75 16 miles northwest via U.S Highway 411 and State Highway 72, future plans to add a four-lane State Hwy 72 to Interstate 75. •Air travel: McGhee Tyson Airport is 23 miles northeast of the park. •Rail: CSX provides service to NFIP with mainline and spur onsite. •Barge: Port of Tellico, a public owned port facility is located in the Niles Ferry on the Little Tennessee River. Utilities & Service •Electrical: Fort Loudoun Electric Cooperative provides service to Niles Ferry Industrial Park. 161kV—26/13kV, and is rated at 84 MVA with over 60 MVA of reserve capacity for growth. •Water: Tellico Area Services System (TASS) operates a 7 Million Gallon a Day water treatment plant and provides water service to the industrial. Twelve-inch lines are available within the park. •Wastewater: Tellico Area Services System (TASS) operates an oxidation ditch wastewater treatment plant and provides service to Niles Ferry. TASS’s capacity is 1.5 MGD. •Natural Gas: Loudon Utilities maintains a 4-inch gas line on site. •Communication: TDS Telecom provides telephone service, digital subscriber lines (DSL), Symmetrical Dedicated Internet, Fiber Optics to NFIP.

Location: Madisonville, along Highway 411. Zoning: Zoned to light or heavy industry and warehousing. Size: There are 253 total acres in the park. There are 70 acres available for industrial development. Transportation: •Highways: Adjacent to U.S. Highway 411, 2 miles from Route 68, & 15 miles east of I-75. •Air: McGee-Tyson Metro Airport in Blount County is 35 miles northeast of the park. •Rail: Adjacent to CSX Transportation Railroad. Utilities & Service: •Water: Eight inch, 80 psi line on site; 3,675,000 gallon water supply capacity is provided locally by the City of Madisonville through the Tellico Area Service System. •Wastewater: Eight-inch line on site. •Electric Power: Available on site through the Fort Loudon Electric Cooperative. Natural Gas: Four-inch line is provided on the site by the City of Madisonville.

Sweetwater Industrial Park

Location: Sweetwater is on U.S. Highway 11 adjacent to Norfolk- Southern Railway. Zoning: Zoning is for industrial and warehouse use. Size: There are 110 total acres in the park. Transportation: •Highways: I-75 is three miles north of the park. U.S. Highway 11 and State Route 68 are easily accessible. •Air: McGee-Tyson Metro Airport in Blount County is 42 miles northeast. •Rail: Norfolk- Southern Railway’s main line is near mile post 173-A.

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Utilities & Services: •Water: Eight-inch line is provided by Sweetwater Utilities Board. •Electric Power: Provided by Sweetwater Utilities Board. •Natural Gas: Provided by Sweetwater Utilities Board. •Wastewater: Ten-inch line is provided by Sweetwater Utilities Board.

Tellico West Industrial Park Location: The site is located in Vonore on State Route 72 and the CSX Transportation Railroad. Zoning: Zoning is industrial, high technology, or warehousing. Size: There are 1,500 total acres in the park, and 560 acres available for development. Transportation: •Highways: State Route 72 & U.S. Highway 411 directly serves park. I-75 is 12 miles northeast by State Route 72. •Air travel: McGee-Tyson Airport in Knoxville is located 25 miles northeast by U.S. Highway 411. •Barge: The park is adjacent to the Little Tennessee River Port. •Rail: CSX provides service to Tellico West Industrial Park with mainline and spur onsite. Utilities & Service: •Water: Pumping capacity of 7 million gallons of water per day provided by Tellico Area Service system. •Wastewater: A facility of 750,000 gallons per day on site. •Electric Power: Available through Loudon Utilities of Tennessee Valley Authority. •Natural Gas: East Tennessee Natural Gas pipeline on site with services provided by Loudon Utilities. Lodging and meeting space: Within the Tellico West Industrial Park, there is the Grand Vista Hotel and Tellico West Convention Center.

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The Econo Lodge® West is centrally located between Knoxville and Chattanooga, off Interstate 75. Surrounded by Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the hotel is only four miles from the Lost Sea, America's largest underground lake. Watts Bar Lake is just minutes from this Sweetwater, TN hotel. The famous Tail of the Dragon at Deal's Gap is only a short drive away and provides 318 curves in 11 miles for motorcycle enthusiasts. Additional nearby attractions include the Cherohala Skyway, Sequoyah Birthplace Museum and Fort Loudoun State Park. Golfing, fishing, skiing and boating are available in the surrounding area. A variety of restaurants and cocktail lounges are also nearby.

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Monroe County Industries Niles Ferry Industrial Park Dupont Ethanol 200 Industrial Drive Vonore, TN 37885 Phone: 423-933-3831 Fort Loudoun Electric Cooperative Electric Company 116 Tellico Port Road P.O. Box 1030 Vonore, TN 37885 Phone: 423-884-2049 Genera Energy Inc. Biomass Supply 167 Tellico Port Road Vonore, TN 37885 Phone: 423-884-4110 or HAVCO Wood Products Laminated Wood Floors for Trucks 150 Oak Drive Vonore, TN 37885 Phone: 423-884-6641 Keystone Manufacturing Manufacturing Waxbased Thermal Actuators & Assembly Work 201 Avecor Drive Vonore, TN 37885 Phone: 423-884-3049 Loweâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Flatbed Distribution Flatbed Distribution Center 121 Tellico Port Road Vonore, TN 37885 Phone: 423-884-2600

Polyone Plastic Color Concentrated 245 Avecor Drive Vonore, TN 37885 Phone: 423-884-1408 Protech Metal Finishing Aerospace & Defense Metal Finishing 120 Tellico Port Road Vonore, TN 37885 Phone: 423-884-2000 Sports Drive LLC Active Sports Vehicle Seating 115 Horne Drive Vonore, TN 37885 Phone: 423-884-6189 Volunteer Metal Finishing Electroplating, Plating, Polishing and Anodizing 200 Deer Trace Drive Vonore, TN 37885 Phone: 423-884-2340

Sweetwater Industries AeroFlex USA Closed-Cell Thermal Insulation 282 Industrial Park Drive Sweetwater, TN 37874 Phone: 423-337-2493 Arwood Industries Inc. Pallets & Crates 233 Acorn Gap Road Sweetwater, TN 37874 Phone: 423-337-3643 Bryant Boats Ski and Pleasure Boats 306 E. North Street Sweetwater, TN 37874 Phone: 423-337-3639

Cleveland Manufacturing Company Steel Fabrication 103 Robbins St. Sweetwater, TN 378734 Phone: 423-337-6651

Hydra Pools Division of PI Inc. Manfacturer of Inground Polymer Pools 543 South Main St. Sweetwater, TN 37874 Phone: 423-337-7380

CS Truss Company Floor and Roof Trusses P.O. Box 466 Sweetwater, TN 37874 Phone: 423-337-7270

Langdale Forest Products Fence Posts & Poles Treated Lumbers P.O. Box 328/ 555 South Main St. Sweetwater, TN 37874 Phone: 423-337-6105

Custom Heat & Air Metal Fabricating & Heat & Air Conditioning 105 County Road 352 Sweetwater, TN 37874 Phone: 423-337-5432 www.customheatandair. com

MasterMelt America Process Refining P.O. Box 597/ 319 Industrial Park Sweetwater, TN 37874 Phone: 423-337-3993

Dandy Dump Inc. Manufacturer of Dump Trailers 2812 Hwy. 11 North Philadelphia, TN 37846 Phone: 423-337-4405 www.dandydumptrailers. com

MCH Corporation Information Technology & Security Solutions 995 Purple Heart Trail (Hwy. 11 S) P.O. Box 720 Sweetwater, TN 37874 Phone: 423-836-9600

GAMMA 2 Pet Products 100 Tech Drive Sweetwater, TN 37874 Phone: 423-337-2337 SCHOTT Gemtron Tempered Glass & Decorative 615 New Hwy. 68 Sweetwater, TN 37874 Phone: 423-337-3522 www.SCHOTTgemtron. com

MHF SERVICES 190 Transport Drive Sweetwater, TN 37874 Phone: 423-337-3003 MIDLAB Inc. Janitorial Industrial Supplies 232 Industrial Park Road Sweetwater, TN 37874 Phone: 423-337-3180

Harrison Construction Asphalt & Concrete 1701 Sands Road Sweetwater, TN 37874 Phone: 423-337-3679

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Shan Harris, Director 103 College Street South, Suite 6 Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-3652 Mobile: 423-519-3369 Email: Monroe County | 19

Monroe County Industries NGK Metals Corporation Beryllium Copper Alloys 917 U.S. Hwy. 11 S. Sweetwater, TN 37874 Phone: 423-337-5500 Powell Military Supply Military Supply P.O. Box 149 Sweetwater, TN 37874 Phone: 423-337-6481 Seiler Block Company Concrete Block, Septic Tanks 405 S. Main St. Sweetwater, TN 37874 Phone: 423-337-5024 Sweetwater Metal Products Inc. Boat Trailers & Utility Trailers 103 Robbins St. Sweetwater, TN 37874 Phone: 423-337-3466 Sweetwater Valley Machine Shop Machining Fabrication 170 Industrial Park Dr. P.O. Box 479 Sweetwater, TN 37874 Phone: 423-337-4124 Sweetwater Valley Oil Company Petroleum Products, Industrial, Convenience Stores P.O. Box 537, 1236 Hwy. 68 Sweetwater, TN 37874 Phone: 423-337-6671 Tarasport Trailers Trailers P.O. Box 327 Sweetwater, TN 37874 Phone: 423-337-4660

Tennessee Metal Products Inc. Metal Roofing and Access 1205 Murray’s Chapel Road Sweetwater, TN 37874 Phone: 866-351-1141 Transport 1 Over-the-Road Trucking 650 Oakland Road Sweetwater, TN 37874 Phone: 423-337-2320 United States Utility Enclosures High Strength Composites 2230 Hwy. 11 North Sweetwater, TN 37874 Phone: 423-337-2330 Valley Printers Commercial Printer P.O. Box 71 701 New Hwy. 68 Sweetwater, TN 37874 Phone: 423-337-6926 Valley Recycling Recycling 325 Industrial Park Road Sweetwater, TN 37874 Phone: 423-351-0181 Vestal Manufacturing Enterprises Metal fireplaces, steel products P.O. Box 420 176 Industrial Park Sweetwater, TN 37874 Phone: 423-337-6125 Vulcan Materials Crushed Limestone 1700 Sands Road Sweetwater, TN 37874 Phone: 423-337-5097

White’s Marble Works Granite Counter Tops 113 Tech Drive Sweetwater, TN 37874 Phone: 423-337-2138 www.whitesmarbleworks. com

R&S Concrete Company Ready Mix Concrete 529 Monroe St. Madisonville, TN 37354 Phone: 423-442-2452 Benton’s Smokey Mountain Country Hams Country Cured Ham, Bacon and Sausage 2603 Hwy. 411 Madisonville, TN 37354 Phone: 423-442-5003

Tellico Plains Industries Everhart & Gray Lumber Company Dry Kiln Lumber 911 Hwy. 165 P.O. Box 68 Tellico Plains, TN 37385 Phone: 423-253-2323

Strategic Packaging Systems (SPS) Manufacture large tarps & bags 276 Warren St. Madisonville, TN 37354 Phone: 423-545-9505

Tellico Services Inc. Military Apparel 116 Industry Road Tellico Plains, TN 37385 Phone: 423-253-2637

White’s Marble Works Tombstones & Granite Counter Tops 186 Warren St. Madisonville, TN 37354 Phone: 423-442-2230 www.whitesmarbleworks. com

Madisonville Industries Dixon Printer Commercial Printing 122 College St. Madisonville, TN 37354 Phone: 423-442-9156

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Hope Industries Inc. Injection Molded Plastic Parts 351 Industrial Park Madisonville, TN 37354 Phone: 423-442-4471

Carlex Glass Company Automotive Glass 77 Excellence Way Vonore, TN 37885 Phone: 423-884-1105

Patrick Industries Laminated Wall Boards 260 Industrial Park Road Madisonville, TN 37354 Phone: 423-442-5525

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Commercial Vehicle Group Truck and Bus Seats 200 National Drive Vonore, TN 37885 Phone: 423-884-6651

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Monroe County Industries Exel Inc. Distribution of Pharmaceutical Products 98 Excellence Way Vonore, TN 37885 Phone: 423-884-6680 Great Lakes Boat Tops Company Boat Tops & Hardware, Mooring Covers 15 Quality Circle Vonore, TN 37885 Phone: 423-884-6761 www.greatlakesboattop. com JTEKT Automotive Tenn-Vonore Hydraulic Rack and Pinion & Electric Steering Systems 55 Excellence Way Vonore, TN 37885 Phone: 423-884-9200

MasterCraft Boat Company Pleasure and Ski Boats 100 Cherokee Cove Drive Vonore, TN 37885 Phone: 423-884-2221 MMD Mineral Sizing America Inc. Sale and Repair of Mineral Sizing Machines 41 Excellence Way Vonore, TN 37885 Phone: 423-884-6100 Precision Strip Inc. Process and Store Rolled Steel 27 Excellence Way Vonore, TN 37885 Phone: 423-884-2450

Ryder Logistics Dry Foods Distribution 90 Deer Crossing Road Vonore, TN 37885 Phone: 423-884-4000 www.ryder. com Sea Ray Boat Company Speed and Pleasure Boats 100 Sea Ray Circle Vonore, TN 37885 Phone: 423-884-6631

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Tennessee Watercraft Inc. Family/Fun Boats 2000 Cobia Boat Dr. Vonore, TN 37885 Phone: 423-884-6881

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Payment by Bank Draft/E-Check Levelized Billing Business Energy Analysis Waiver of Discount Date Security Lights Available Surge Protection Available Electrical Safety/Education Programs 116 Tellico Port Road P.O. Box 1030 Vonore, TN 37885 Toll Free: 1-877-353-2674 Monroe County

TVA Low-Interest Heat Pump Loans FLEC/TVA Rebates for Qualifying All-Electric Energy Efficient New Homes Energy Analysis $50 Rebate for Electric Water Heater Replacement for Qualifying Existing Homes Monday-Friday: Lobby 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Office 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | 21

Powering up for the future Local utilities providers catalysts for growth TVA power drives the valley

Tellico Area Services System

FLEC is a non-profit member owned utility providing electricity to Blount, Loudon, and Monroe counties. FLEC currently provides service to approximately 32,000 residential, commercial, and industrial consumers.

The current TASS system consists of a 7 million gallon a day (MGD) water plant; 241.2 miles of water lines; a 300,000 gallon a day wastewater treatment plant, 51.41 miles of sewer lines; seven water pumping stations; 17 sewer pumping stations; five water tanks with a combined storage capacity of 6 million gallons. There are currently 3,778 water customers; five wholesale water customers and two wholesale wastewater customers. Tellico Area Services System (TASS) a utility company that is a division of both Monroe and Loudon Counties, was officially created on Dec. 3, 1970 by a joint agreement between Loudon and Monroe counties. The purpose was to provide a modern water and wastewater treatment system to its citizens and also to realize the area’s potential for industrial and residential growth.

Fort Loudoun Electric Cooperative P.O. Box 1030 116 Tellico Port Road Vonore, TN 37885 Phone: 877-FLEC-ORG Lobby Hours: 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Website: Email:

TASS Main Offices: 423-884-6400 865-856-3530  Water Plant: 865-856-3342 Wastewater Facility: 423-8846229 After hours Answering Service Available for Emergencies: 423-884-6400 or 865-8563530 Email:

The Tennessee Valley Authority provides electricity to the distributors providing power in Monroe County. TVA is the nation’s largest public power provider and continues to operate with a 99.999 percent reliability level. TVA operates 29 hydroelectric dams, 11 coal-fired plans, 11 combustion-turbine sites, three nuclear sites and 18 green power sites that generate power through 16,000 miles of transmission lines. TVA serves 9 million people in the Southeast though 158 distributors.

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Sweetwater Utilities Board

Madisonville City Hall Water, sewer and gas 400 College Street North Madisonville, TN 37354 Phone: 423-442-9416 or 423-442-9417 Fax: 423-442-6321 Website: http://imtyler. info/comad/

SUB provides electricity service to 8,695 customers, serves 4,391 water customers, 2,161 water customers and 1,643 gas customers. Sweetwater Utilities Board 101 Oak Street Sweetwater TN 37874 Phone: 423-337-5081 Website:

Loudon Utilities Board 201 Alma Place P.O. Box 69 Loudon, TN 37774 Phone: 865-458-2091 Vonore Area: 423-884-6062 Fax: 865-458-6781 Website:

Other providers In addition to the two main electricity distributors in the county, FLEC and SUB, Loudon Utilities provides natural gas to the Vonore area and Madisonville and Tellico municipal utility departments provide electric services to customers in their service areas.

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Town of Tellico Plains 201 Southard Street Tellico Plains, TN 37385 Phone: (423) 253-2333 Fax: (423) 253-3673 Website: www.tellico-plains. com/town/

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Wherever you live, we’re close to home. Blount Memorial is Monroe County’s close-to-home hospital. Our convenient location makes it easy for county residents to access top-notch health care services, facilities and technologies, including: Cancer Care

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The hospital’s oncology program is accredited through the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons ensuring the best in cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Blount Memorial ranks in the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide for heart attack treatment. If you experience heart attack symptoms, call 911.

Blount Memorial ranks in the top 10 percent statewide for stroke care offering everything you need to prevent, treat and survive stroke.

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SWEETWATER UTILITIES BOARD 101 S. Oak St., Sweetwater, Tennessee (423) 337-5081

Supplying the Sweetwater Valley with Electric, Water, Wastewater, & Natural Gas Services Skilled & Intermediate Care

Assisted Living

Medicare, Medicaid, and Humana Insurances Accepted.

Physical, Speech and Occupational Therapy (inpatient and outpatient)

423-351-1050 The center's 3,200 gallon Swim-Ex® pool provides one of the most modern aquatic treatments available.

Services Offered Include: -Budget Billing* -Electronic Bank Draft Payment -Low-Interest Heat Pump & Natural Gas Loans* -Low-interest In Home Energy Evaluation (IHEE) Loans -Water Heater Rebate Program* -TVA Industrial & Commercial Comprehensive Services -TVA Green Power Switch -Whole Home Power Surge Suppression Program -Installation of Lightning Arrestors -Security Light Leasing -Good Neighbor Contribution Program

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Amplified arts

MACA MACA is a non-profit local arts agency serving Monroe County and the surrounding counties of East Tennessee. In addition to offering a variety of different professional programs as a part of an annual perform­ ing season, MACA works with area schools, churches and civic organizations to provide arts education programs, artist residencies and more. MACA is a 501c(3) organization. The Mission Statement of the Monroe Area Council for the Arts, chartered in 1995, is: “The corporation shall have as its purpose the coordination, communication, promotion and development of cultural activities in the Monroe and surrounding areas, with emphasis on efforts to reach underserved populations and to support indigenous arts, artists and resources.” Throughout its history, MACA has fulfilled its mission with support from National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), South Arts (SA), Tennessee Arts Commission (TAC) and East Tennessee Foundation (ETF), and individual and corporate donors. Mary Hendershot serves as the exec-

utive director for MACA. • For more information,visit the website at, or call 423-442-3210. MACA can also be reached by mail at P.O. Box 491, Madisonville, TN 37354.

Sweetwater Valley Citizens for the Arts The Sweetwater Valley Citizens for the Arts, organized in 1972, provides enrichment programs to the schools and the community of  Sweetwater. Some of SVCA’s school programs over the years have include the following: Zig Wajler, a professional musician who comes to Sweetwater schools for week-long workshops to work with students to write music and lyrics; and Jim Pfitzer, a storyteller who does a writing workshop with fourth graders. In addition, the fifth grade attends the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. SVCA sponsors a Holiday Home Tour. The office is located at Sweetwater City Hall. • For more information, call 423337-5976.

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The Marcella Center The former St. Paul United Presbyterian Church, built in 1960 as a family church, became The Marcella Center for Arts and Education in March 2007, after the building was closed in 2002. The center has grown from its former program of liberal arts and now includes GED, women’s exercise, computer classes, tutoring, piano, and senior activities.  The building can be rented for meetings, birthday parties, family reunions, and more.  There is a community garden where people can sign up to cultivate, maintain, and reap the benefits of. Dinners are hosted each month as well as annual multicultural programs, dances, and much, much more. The Marcella Center is located at 117 Washington Rd., in Sweetwater. • For more information, email marcella­, call 423-337-0075, or visit the website at www.MarcellaCenter. com.

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You will be making the first step in the right direction when you come to Alcoa Tenn Federal Credit Union for all of your financial needs. We’ll answer your questions and give you the financial alternatives you’ve been looking for. Alcoa Tenn offers a variety of services to keep you in step with the ever-changing world we live in today. We now have four locations and a friendly staff that is ready to help you. Come by and see us today. Checking and Savings Accounts • Auto and Boat Loans • Direct Deposit • VISA Home Equity Line of Credit • Mortgages • Financial Services • Mobile Banking

Sequoyah gave his people an enduring gift; a writing system so the “Cherokee Nation would live forever.” Experience the Cherokee through our exhibits, videos, and gift shop. Hike our Shoreline Trail and visit the Cherokee Memorial Mound.

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In the City Shelves were stocked in preparation for the May 15 opening of the new Food City on Highway 411 in Vonore. Customers got their first look at the more than 47,000-squarefoot unit when the doors opened on a beautiful Wednesday morning. “We are extremely excited to be joining the Vonore retail community. We have certainly enjoyed a wonderful relationship with the surrounding region and look forward to meeting and serving the residents of Tellico Village and the Vonore area,” said Steven C. Smith, Food City president and chief executive officer. The new location includes a bakery/ deli, complete with hot food bar, large

café seating area, fresh pizza shop and expanded cheese selection; Food City Floral Boutique, staffed with a floral designer seven days per week and offering a large assortment of freshcut floral arrangements, bouquets, gift items and more; full service seafood and meat departments, stocked with a wide variety of pre-marinated and seasoned oven ready products and a complete selection of top quality meats that are all-natural with no solutions added, including certified angus beef; in-house meat cutters to hand cut steaks and fresh meat to order; expanded grocery, frozen food, produce and health & beauty care departments; and rapid checkout service

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provided by seven traditional checkout lanes, one express lane and four self-check-outs. For added convenience, the store offers a Food City Pharmacy, equipped with a drive-thru for greater ease in prescription services and a Food City Gas N’ Go with a large five-pump station, including diesel fuel. “Our customers will find the same smiling faces, top quality products and competitive pricing they expect from Food City, housed in a more energy efficient model,” said Smith. Headquartered in Abingdon,Va., K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc. (Food City’s parent company) operates 105 retail food outlets throughout the tri-state regions of Southeast Kentucky, Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee.

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Rolling out second store

Sweetwater and Monroe County received a big economic boost with the opening of a new Walmart Super Center on Highway 11 in September 2013. The more than 150,000-square-foot store brought around 250 jobs to the community and added a second Walmart store to Monroe County. The new Walmart is expected to give the community a tremendous sales tax revenue boost and its location near the Sweetwater Kmart and Ingles creates a retail hub that will not only draw shoppers from around Monroe County, but will also attract consumers from nearby counties seeking a variety of shopping choices. Daniel Casillas is the store manager for the new Walmart.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are excited to add the first Walmart to Sweetwater and bring good jobs with great career opportunities to the area,â&#x20AC;? Casillas said. Walmart promised the wide shopping choices and low prices it believes its customers have come to expect from the giant retailer. Casillas said plans are to have a gas station as soon as possible for the Sweetwater store. The plans for the new Walmart were announced in 2011 and work began a year later with ground breaking ceremonies in October of 2012. With nearly 100 acres of vacant land next to the new Sweetwater store, it is anticipated additional retail develop will take place in the coming years next to Walmart. Walmartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision to place a second store in Monroe County is seen as evidence that major retailers and developers have confidence in the economic future of the county.

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Aerocel Continuous Tube Aerocel EPDM Aerocel EPDM Sheet for Duct and Large Surfaces Aerocel White/Gray 25/50 Aerocel-CG Aerocel-SSPT (Stay-Seal® with Protape) Aerocoat Aerofit Aerofix-U Aeroseal Aerotape Everseal Protape

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Whether it’s a corporate training session, a conference, or a celebration, Tellico West Conference Center will fit your needs. With 5,000 square feet of available space, we can accommodate from 10 to 300 guests. Since our facility includes WIFI, overhead projection and public address systems, a stage with podium and cordless microphone, we are ready for your next seminar. Contact us today to schedule your event. Visit us on the web at: 121 Grand Vista Drive • Vonore, e, TTN N



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Save the Surface and You Save All Phone: 423-442-8638 Fax: 423-442-8641 4930-D New Highway 68 Madisonville, TN 37354 email: Serving Your Real Estate Needs

We offer Title Documents, Real Estate Closings, Abstract and Title Insurance. Serving Monroe County and East Tennessee with excellent service in all of your real estate needs.

It will be a pleasure to serve you! Locally owned & operated with over 35 years experience. Judy Thacker - Owner

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Where people and jobs connect The Tennessee Career Center System is an equal opportunity employer/program; auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. This project is funded under an agreement with the state of Tennessee.

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Count on Sweetwater Hospital's 75 years of experience delivering the community’s best care.

Contact Bobbie Arp at (865) 213-8226

Industrial Medicine Services: Drug & Alcohol Testing 24-Hour Emergency Department Service Pre-Employment & Annual Physicals DOT Physicals Workplace Consultation: OSHA Specific Hearing Screens On-Site Inservices CPR/First Aid Classes Flu Injections - On-Site

Additional SHA Services: • Respiratory Therapy • Physical Therapy • Radiology • Mammography • Same Day Surgery • Emergency Room with 24-Hour Physician Coverage • Endoscopy Unit • SHA Home C.A.R.E. • Intensive Care Unit • Birthing Rooms • 24 Hour Medical Lab Services

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All services at Sweetwater Hospital will be provided in a nondiscriminatory manner without regard to race, color, national origin or handicapped condition in compliance with Title VI & Section 504.

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Monroe County Industrial Guide  

An industrial guidebook for Monroe County, Tenn.

Monroe County Industrial Guide  

An industrial guidebook for Monroe County, Tenn.