Location & Infrastructure
ACCESS AND ASSETS.
More than 90 manufacturing companies call Greene County home, in large part because its strategic location gives easy access to all major markets in the eastern United States. With Interstate 81 and numerous state and U.S. highways running through the county, it is understandable that more than 25 trucking companies have terminals in the area.
For example, the privately-owned logistics company Landair, headquartered in Greeneville, specializes in customized logistics services for a diverse customer base. Its services include warehouse management and distribution, light manufacturing and transportation management. With more than 40 locations, Landair employs more than 900 people and operates more than 450 tractors and 1,000 trailers.
Greene County has a solid infrastructure for industry, including TVA power, a reliable and economical source with rates well below national averages. The county's water source is the Nolichucky River; the water treatment plant has a 16 MGD capacity, with a raw water storage capacity of 32 MG and an average daily flow of 9 MGD.
More than 32 miles of Interstate 81 and 191 miles of state highways give Greene County access to the world. Three other interstates are within 100 miles: I-40 (37 miles), I-75 (72 miles), and I-26 (32 miles). The county is also served by U.S. Highways 11-E and 321 and State Highways 34, 70, 93 and 107. Greene County is served by Norfolk-Southern Corporation, with 986 miles of track in Tennessee. Two boxcar loading stations are located within 30 miles, and additional rail service is planned.
The newly expanded Greeneville-Greene County Municipal Airport offers chartered flights and cargo shipping from its 6,300-foot asphalt runway. Tri-Cities Regional Airport, 42 miles from Greeneville on Interstate 81, serves 450,000 passengers annually. McGhee Tyson Airport in metropolitan Knoxville, 70 miles from Greeneville, serves approximately 1.43 million passengers annually. Asheville Regional Airport is just south of Asheville, NC, at exit 40 off Interstate 26 and serves all of Western North Carolina.
Greene County has water shipping access at River Port Knoxville, at Mile 652 on the Tennessee River and South Carolina Inland Port, which is located in Greer, South Carolina.
|Nearest Commercial Service Airport||Tri-Cities Regional|
|Distance to Nearest Commercial Service Airport||42 miles|
|Daily Flights At Nearest Commercial Service Airport||22|
|Nearest General Aviation Airport||Greeneville-Greene County Municipal|
|Distance to Nearest General Aviation Airport||0 miles|
|Runway Length at Nearest General Aviation Airpot||6,001'|
|Mean Travel Time to Work (Minutes)||23.4 Minutes|
|Access of Interstate||I-81|
|U.S. Highways||11, 321|
|State Highways||34, 35, 70, 93, 107, 172, 340, 348, 349, 350, 351|
|Nearest Port (From County Seat)||Knoxville|
|Railroads Serving County||Norfolk Southern|