Morristown visionary leaders have always understood the importance of a strong business and industrial foundation.  From the city’s incorporation in 1855, Morristown’s strategic location made it a focal point for pioneers, competing armies and later, industrial interests.

Since that time, Morristown has continued to develop and grow into a well-rounded community.  Morristown is the principal city of the Morristown Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses all of Hamblen and Jefferson counties.  Hamblen County has been certified by the state of Tennessee as a Three-Star Community, which helps communities focus on their strengths and address areas of concern to better prepare for continuing economic growth.  Morristown also earned certification as a Main Street Community in 2009.  This program recognizes efforts to revitalize downtown districts through economic development efforts and provides communities with technical assistance and guidance for preserving history while bringing in new business and job growth.

Centrally located between eight counties, Morristown is within easy reach of over 330,000 people and serves as the regional hub for employment, shopping, recreation, healthcare and educational opportunities.  With its own general aviation airport, fully operational rail system and easy access to Interstates 81, 40 and 75 and major highways including 25E and 11E, Morristown is a thriving progressive city with an excellent quality of life.

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LOCATION AND LOGISTICS

Accessible, efficient and well-maintained modes of transportation are critical in order for any community to thrive.  Morristown – Hamblen County has important advantages within its 161 square miles, much of which is its geographic location. Centrally located within the eastern United States, the area’s proximity to Interstates 40, 81, 75 and 26 place it within a 10-hour drive of 76% of the U.S. consumer market.  The area is also serviced by the Norfork Southern mainline and is within one hour and fifteen minutes of two regional airports.

As the hub of East Tennessee, Morristown serves as a major transportation and distribution center.

INTERSTATES AND HIGHWAYS

Traveling on excellent roads leading in every direction, a driver can reach more than 70% of the nation’s population within a day’s drive.

  • Located 8 miles from the intersection of Interstates 40 and 81

  • Easy access to Interstate 75

  • Located at the crossroads of two U.S. 4-lane highways – 25E and 11E

  • Major State Highways include SR 66, SR 160 and SR 342

AIRPORTS

Morristown Regional Airport, a general aviation facility, located in Morristown serves the immediate area.

  • 5,700 foot long runway (100 feet wide)

  • Attendants on-site daylight to dark

  • Aviation gas & Jet-fuel facilities available

  • Non-precision approach systems

  • Located adjacent to the Morristown Airport Industrial District

  • Air service provider in the Lakeway Region is Morristown Air Service.

McGhee-Tyson Airport, located just south of Knoxville, is approximately a one-hour drive from Morristown.

  • Offers commercial airline service, air cargo service, military aviation and general aviation

  • 5 major airlines serve 20 non-stop destinations

  • Approximately 60 daily arrivals & departures

Tri-Cities Regional Airport, located in Northeast Tennessee, is about one hour’s drive north of Morristown.

  • Offers commercial airline service, air cargo service and general aviation

  • 3 airlines offer non-stop service to 4 destinations

  • Approximately 20 daily arrivals & departures

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