Strategically located at the economic center of the Tri-Cities region, Washington County is a hub for new development. Home to the region’s largest city, Johnson City, it has led Northeast Tennessee in population growth, retail sales, and employment over the past decade. Johnson City is home to East Tennessee State University, Mountain States Health Alliance and the nation’s third-largest Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Rich in history, Tennessee’s first county is also home to the state’s oldest town, Jonesborough, which was established in 1779. Along with its unique history, Jonesborough is also known as the Storytelling Capital of the World. Each October, the National Storytelling Festival is held here, attracting more than 12,000 visitors.
Washington County is a strategic location for doing business in that it features an extensively connected infrastructure network and is centrally located in the eastern portion of the United States. Conveniently located at the intersection of two major interstates, I-26 and I-81, Washington County serves as the economic center of the Tri-Cities TN/VA region. Access to two major rail lines – CSX and Norfolk Southern, Foreign Trade Zone #204, and a regional airport with connections to Atlanta, Chicago, Orlando and Tampa give Washington County the advantage for businesses looking to grow and expand.