Are you looking to relocate your manufacturing business or start up a new business in a great location? Are you nostalgic for rural, small-town life in a place where people know their neighbors and wave to passers-by? Are big-city costs killing your bottom line?
Look no farther than historic Maynardville, Tennessee, the Cradle of Country Music. Located amid the rolling hills of East Tennessee, our scenic beauty is stunning, our people are friendly, and our cost of living is easy on your wallet.
Maynardville is the county seat of Union County, and has a rich history stretching back to Raccoon Miller, Revolutionary War veteran and one of our first settlers. More than 100 years later came another key note in our history: the impoundment of Norris Lake by the Tennessee Valley Authority. While this event led to much-needed Depression recovery jobs and inexpensive electricity in our county, it drowned many homesteads under the lake, forcing families to relocate.
But today, Norris Lake is one of our greatest assets, with crystal-clear water and ample fishing and boating. On its shores, Big Ridge State Park offers hiking, camping and swimming, and Chuck Swan Wildlife Management Area offers seasonal hunting of deer and other wildlife.
And what about that country music? Musical talent seems to run in the blood of almost every Union County native, and several famous names in country music have called Union County home. Grand Ole Opry legends Roy Acuff, Chet Atkins, Lois Johnson and Carl Smith all called Union County home, as does modern-day country music star Kenny Chesney. Everywhere you go here, you’ll hear local folks making music the old-fashioned way, whether it’s bluegrass or gospel.
Our community is vibrant and involved, too, with civic clubs that still open with the Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer. Kids here go to small schools with personal attention and cutting-edge technology. Families gather at the Little League fields in the spring and the football fields in the fall. You might even get invited to a traditional wheat-threshing or molasses-making, complete with a downhome Southern potluck lunch.
Property, both commercial and residential, costs a fraction here of what you’d pay in a more urban area, so your employees’ homebuying dollar will go much farther. On top of that, our County Commission works to keep property tax costs low, and we have no income tax in the State of Tennessee.
What’s more, you don’t have to give up all that a city has to offer if you relocate to Maynardville. Knoxville, with all its restaurants and shopping, is just a 30-minute drive away.
In the era of Internet sales and e-commerce, there’s no reason to tie yourself to big-city costs and hassles. You can give yourself and your employees the way of life you’ve always wanted, and take some pressure off your bottom line. If you’re interested in relocating your business to Maynardville, just contact us to talk about the locations available.