Overton County

Overton County, located on Hwy 111, is a place where everyone can live, work, and play in a small town atmosphere that offers a friendly, peaceful, and clean environment. With quality jobs and educational opportunities, Overton County is backed by strong, responsible community leaders with an eye to the future.

Population
  • 2000
    20,139
  • 2010
    22,091

16% increase
Source: US Census

Top 5 Employers
  • Hutchinson FTS, Inc. (Plant 1)
    400
  • Hydroserre Tennessee LLC
    300
  • Eaton-Aeroquip
    204
  • Hutchinson FTS, Inc. (Plant 2)
    175
  • Parker Seals
    170
Putnam County

Putnam County is located on Interstate 40, 79 miles east of Nashville and 100 miles west of Knoxville, making it an ideal location for business and visitors alike. Putnam County is home to Tennessee Tech University and Cookeville Regional Medical Center and is the largest micropolitan in Tennessee and in the top 40 in the nation.

Population
  • 2000
    62,315
  • 2010
    72,321

16% increase
Source: US Census

Top 5 Employers
  • Tennessee Technology University
    2,400
  • Cookeville Regional Medical Center
    1,600
  • Perdue Farms
    975
  • Averitt Express
    665
  • Cummins Filtration, Inc.
    600
Tennessee Tech University

While Tennessee Tech University is one of the most celebrated colleges in the South today, the idea for such an institution began in the early 1910’s when community leaders envisioned a school of higher learning that would not only benefit surrounding communities but also help to establish Cookeville as the main hub of the Upper Cumberland.

In addition to the City of Cookeville's 35,000-person population, the Tennessee Tech University student body adds over 11,000 students to the community making TTU a crucial force in the area’s economic success.

Home to Awesome the Golden Eagle, TTU is one of the nation's 50 "Best Value" public colleges and universities according to The Princeton Review and has been named one of America's 100 Best College Buys, earning designation several years in a row as one of the nation's best college educations for the cost. US News & World Report has chosen TTU as one of the Top Public Schools in the South on multiple occasions, and the University has been chosen as the "Best in the Southeast" by The Princeton Review.

Jackson County

Jackson County is located just 18 miles from Cookeville on Hwy 56, 82 miles from Nashville off Interstate 40. It is an area of rich history; and one of the few places in the country in which the entire downtown district is listed on the National Registry of Historical Places.

Population
  • 2000
    10,984
  • 2010
    11,638

6.0% increase
Source: US Census

Top 5 Employers
  • Eaton Corporation
    110
  • Neilsen & Bainbridge LLC
    91
  • Ansei America, Inc.
    30
  • Eaton Aeroquip, Inc.
    8
  • TN Spring Valley, Inc.
    6
White County

White County is conveniently located on Hwy 111, 80 miles from Nashville. Known for having an abundance of recreational opportunities and musical heritage, White County is a haven for history buffs, music fans and nature lovers alike. White County is home to Upper Cumberland Regional Airport, which is equipped with a 6,700 ft. runway and strengthened for cargo loads with hangers and larger apron areas.

Population
  • 2000
    23,102
  • 2010
    25,841

11.8% increase
Source: US Census

Top 5 Employers
  • Genlyte Thomas Group LLC
    299
  • Federal Mogul Lighting
    252
  • Moeller Marine Products
    222
  • Tri-State Distribution, Inc.
    195
  • LTD Parts, Inc (Visteon)
    158