The Tellico Difference


To enhance the Tellico Lake area as a place to live, work, and conduct business by prudently developing and managing TRDA properties and resources.

Competitive Site Selection Factors

  • Located strategically to serve 75% of the United States population within one days driving time
  • Labor costs below the U.S. average
  • Pro manufacturing
  • Low unionization
  • Occupancy and Construction costs below the national average
  • State taxes ranking among the nation’s lowest.
  • Tennessee Valley Authority Electrical rates 19% below the U.S. industrial average
  • Located only minutes from the juncture of two major interstates, I-40, and I-75
  • One stop shop for Building Permit Approvals
  • Excellent Corporate neighbors
  • Located in the rapidly growing Knoxville-Oak Ridge Innovation Valley region.
  • Onsite Cleveland State Community College, Monroe Campus
  • No personal income tax on wages
  • No State Property tax
  • A right-to-work state
  • Reasonably priced industrial sites
  • On-site medical clinic

Quality of Life Factors

  • Healthcare costs below the national average
  • Housing costs in the Tellico area are below the national average
  • Award-winning school districts
  • Has a mild winter with average temperature of 40 degrees Fahrenheit and average summer temperature of 83 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • No state personal income tax
  • Located on the shores of beautiful Tellico Lake