About Us

Site Selector Services

The staff and resources available at the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce act as a “one stop shop” for site selection services, comprehensive data collection, workforce support and training, and assistance with permitting and development processes.  Our free and confidential services are available throughout the entire site selection process from the initial search period to groundbreaking. 

For more information or to discuss your project, please contact:
Darrell Helton
President and CEO
Phone: 865-397-9642
Email: dhelton@jeffersoncountytennessee.com

Economic development services:

Labor and Training
  • Labor availability and employment information
  • Labor draw / commuting pattern information
  • Wage / salary / benefit data
  • Pre-employment screening and training
  • Specific on the job training information
  • Local employer interviews
  • Utility cost estimates and availability
  • Utility reliability / capacity
Community Data
  • Demographic information
  • Business research and customer / supplier identification
  • Economic overview
  • Cost of living / housing cost comparisons
  • Proximity to key markets / customers / suppliers
  • Common / contract carrier contacts
  • Customs / FTZ information
  • Airfreight service analysis / comparisons
  • Commercial airline service analysis
Incentive Information
  • Local payment-in-lieu-of-tax (PILOT)
  • State training / infrastructure grants
  • State tax credits
  • Utility grants / loans / energy audits
Access to Technology
  • University of Tennessee
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Y-12 National Security Complex

Real estate related services provided by the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce include:

Real Estate Assistance
  • Access to real estate database
  • Space requirements matched to building / site inventory
  • Industrial/commercial property tours
Site Location Planning
  • Zoning information
  • Preliminary site / facility concept plan
  • Area Contractor contacts
  • Design-build information
  • National cost comparisons