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One of Northeast Tennessee's key advantages for businesses is its accessibility to over 70% of the US population within a days drive. With two major interstates crossing in our region, access to a large population base and proximity to major markets through the Tri-Cities Regional Airport, these assets make Northeast Tennessee ideal for business.
- Interstates I-26 and I-81 converge in the metro area, while I-40, I-77, and I-75 are nearby.
- Tri-Cities Regional Airport is serviced by Allegiant Air, American, and Delta Connection. Non- stop air service is available to Atlanta, Charlotte, Orlando (SFB) and Tampa (Clearwater/St Petersburg).
- Foreign Trade Zone 204 allows companies to defer paying customs duties on goods until they leave the zone for domestic consumption.
The Port of Charleston, SC is within 350 miles of the Tri-Cities. It is the fourth largest container port on the U.S. East Coast, with service from more than 35 international shipping lines and more than 1,800 sailings annually to 150 countries.
CSX and Norfolk Southern provide rail service.
UPS and FedEx have a district hub located in the area.
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