Economic Development

The Highlands region (Jackson, Overton, Putnam, and White counties and their cities) has elevated its economic game to match its terrain. Highlands leaders - supported by their chambers, city/county governments and key institutions - have advanced the Highlands in six important ways:


Creating a multiyear strategic plan


Having remarkably cooperative arrangements among the founding counties.


Building several business parks in various phases of development.


Recruiting target markets and performing economic development research.


Utilizing a TVA based inventory of available facilities and land.


Having an excellent working relationship with Tennessee Valley Authority and the state of Tennessee.