Campbell County, Tennessee is a beautiful community located 25 minutes north of Knoxville with five exits off of I-75. Campbell County is located in a rural area with a population that is continually growing. According to the latest statistics, the county grew from approximately 35,000 in 1990 to almost 42,000 (Census 2010). A continued growth rate is expected as the number of retail, tourism-related businesses, and manufacturing companies expand.
Campbell County means business and in conjunction with this philosophy, through a grant awarded by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), the Campbell County Small Business Incubator has been established to work with entrepreneurs who want to start their own business. Campbell County’s partner for this project is Tech 2020 which has an excellent history of establishing business incubators that result in jobs through the Tennessee Valley Corridor Region.
There is a variety of recreational activities that attracts many tourists to visit with many of these returning as retirees who wish to make their home in Campbell County. With 10 marinas and multiple free boat launches, water sports (boating, fishing) are a favorite pastime on beautiful Norris Lake. There are also areas for hiking, camping, and riding ATVs with four state parks and wildlife management trails located within the county. Campbell County also has two golf courses. A magnificent view is provided at the McCloud Mountain Restaurant and Lodge
Campbell County is proud of its manufacturing base and the quality of products that are made locally and shipped to customers all across the United States as well as to other countries. With five industrial parks and access to Norfolk Southern and CSX rail services, Campbell County is a perfect choice for companies looking for a place to locate. Campbell County Economic & Community Development partners with the state of Tennessee, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and USDA to identify incentives and resources for new and existing companies.
Last, but certainly not least, Campbell County is home to some of the finest artists, craftsmen, and musicians in the world. In fact, Grace Moore, a famous singer and actress is from Jellico. Art is advanced in the county by the Campbell Culture Coalition
, Campbell County Artist Association
, and the Little Community (TLC) Theater. Especially, noteworthy is the annual Louis Bluie Festival
, Art in the Park, and the private development of the Artist Village located less than a mile off of Exit 134 in Caryville.