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Workforce/Talent

  • Innovation Ecosystem
  • Innovative entrepreneurial spirit
  • Strong community of technology-based companies

Workforce

  • 65,000 college and university students, including over 10,000 in engineering, mathematics and science
  • 5,000 PhDs
  • 50,000 technical workers

East Tennessee workforce highlights:

  • Scope
    • Flexible, growing workforce of 550,000 
    • Easy accessibility, commuting patterns and a tradition of commuting throughout 15-county region
    • More than 5,000 residents with Ph.D.s 
    • 50,000 technical professionals 
    • 49,000 employed in manufacturing
    • 65,000 college and univeristy students 
    • Diverse population
    • Available skilled laborers 
  • The flagship campus of the University of Tennessee
  • 13 additional four-year institutions
  • 5 two-year and community colleges
  • 5 Colleges of Applied Technology