richardvenableOn behalf of everyone at NETWORKS-Sullivan Partnership and all of our partners, thank you for visiting our
Web site. We trust that you will rely on this site as your all-inclusive resource for everything related to economic development in Northeast Tennessee.

Our region is a great place to live and work! Through a cooperative spirit of working together, a dedicated workforce, and state-of-the-art infrastructure, Northeast Tennessee has become a leader in recruiting quality jobs.

Whether you are a company already located here or looking to relocate to Northeast Tennessee, we have the tools to help you achieve your goals. NETWORKS consists of business leaders and government officials who possess years of experience in assisting companies with relocation or expansion opportunities.

We look forward to working with you in the future! Remember, with NETWORKS-Sullivan Partnership, You can get there from here!

Sincerely,

Richard S. Venable

About NETWORKS

1___aboutuspic1NETWORKS-Sullivan Partnership is the economic
development organization for Sullivan County and its municipal sectors
of Bluff City, Bristol and Kingsport.

Our primary mission is promoting the creation of new jobs for the
residents of the county. Assisting our existing companies is a major
part of that mission. While most of our services focus on the needs of
new companies, many of the services are available to existing Sullivan
County companies, particularly those expanding their facilities and/or
employment base.

Located in the Tri-Cities TN/VA metro area, our region is recognized
for its natural beauty. We also feature a quality, dependable workforce
that takes pride in producing superior products and delivering
unparalleled services.

At NETWORKS, we strive to put our region to work for you. Whether it’s
assisting your company with an incentive package or asset management,
NETWORKS has the tools to help you reach your goals. Our board of
directors and partners hold a wide range of leadership positions in
various businesses, so we know what you are looking for when locating
in a new community.

Any successful venture requires a team effort. Put the NETWORKS team to work for your vision and see the results.

Annual Reports

Annual Report 2006

Annual Report 2007

Our Services

Technical Information Coordination

  • Engineering studies
  • Geotechnical/due diligence
  • Planning/zoning
  • Land use options

Bond board owned parks and land

Partnership owned parks and land

Asset maintenance coordination

Web site real estate postings

Industrial Directory
We maintain a list of all industries in the county. It is updated annually with the current number of employees. For convenience this list is available on our website.

Small Business Loans
The Sullivan County Industrial Development Board can provide loans of $500 for each new job created up to a total of $12,500 to assist new and expanding companies’ move into new facilities in Sullivan County. The loans are forgiven after one year; provided employment projections are met.

Target industry/business studies

Partnerships

  • State of Tennessee
  • Power Distributors’ Network (RIDA)
  • Tri-Cities Business Alliance
Advertising

Trade shows

Company visits

Consultant visits

Relationship management

  • Existing business/industry program
  • New business/industry program

Prospect Identification

Proposal delivery

Incentives Presentations

  • With state partners
  • Local/county opportunities

Contract Negotiations

  • Land
  • Incentives
  • Other

Deal Closings

  • Land
  • Incentives
  • Other

Targeted presentations