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In East Tennessee, businesses have a choice of locations designed especially for companies engaged in high-tech businesses.  These business parks deliver extraordinary connectivity to bandwidth, instrumentation, and intellectual talent.

  • Cherokee Farm Innovation Campus - A collaborative effort of UT and ORNL, Cherokee Farm offers tenants an excellent array of research tools, IP options, and scholars for R&D challenges. Tenants have access to the computational resources of the world’s most powerful computers and the ability to test new materials at the world’s most advanced neutron facilities while partnering with internationally renowned research talent.

Tenants also have access to the Joint Institute for Advanced Materials (JIAM), a $47 million research facility located in the center of Cherokee Farm, which offers world-class materials science investigation capabilities. The campus includes 16 building sites that support approximately 1.6 million square feet of development. Parcels are available for immediate development, and plans are underway for research suite leasing. For more information, visit

  • Pellissippi Place - A first-of-its-kind in East Tennessee, Pellissippi Park is a R&D park with a mixed-use design for businesses focused on technology R&D and commercialization. As a community meant for living and playing as well as working, it will include retail and entertainment venues, hotel and office space, and contemporary residences in a lush park setting. The Pellissippi Place master plan includes a mixed use research park that will offer R&D opportunities through collaboration with technology-oriented companies and research entities in the Oak Ridge Technology Corridor.  For more information, visit
  • East Tennessee Technology Park - The U.S. Department of Energy's ETTP is home to two distinct business centers: Horizon Center and Heritage Center. Horizon Center is a new 1,000-acre green field site with building sites and amenities desired by many high-tech companies.  Companies with needs for office space and telecommunications access are also moving into the Center.

Heritage Center is located at the site of a former gaseous diffusion plant that is currently undergoing cleanup. Several buildings have been identified for potential reuse and there are several hundred acres of land available for new construction. For more information, visit