New Business in Knoxville


Growth looks steady in Knoxville, TN. Discovery Communications announced January 9, 2018, that it is moving its operations headquarters to Knoxville on the Scripps Networks campus. In December 2017 there was a federal tax cut and the impact of this is likely to help locally. The state of Tennessee’s unemployment levels in November 2017 was only 3.1%. That is 1 point below the national percentage and it is 2 points below what it was in November of 2016. For the last six years, the state’s unemployment rate has been lower than the nation's average.

Growth is slightly faster in Chattanooga and Nashville however it still shows promise. Construction and manufacturing are likely to do very well.  


Businesses Opening and Expanding in 2018


Knoxville Soap Candle and Gifts

714 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902

If you're looking for a unique place in Knoxville to buy gifts, this is your one-stop shop. Excellent selection and even better service. They will spend time asking you questions, personalizing your shopping experience, and recommending items based off your preferences. This beautiful shop is a joy to visit! The beautiful painted floors are worth the time to drive there, much less the variety of gifts, many who are made by local artisans and crafters. The owner is very sweet and friendly. The new space is much larger than the other space. The new store is very comfortable and flows well. It has an earthy feel.



Tommy Trent’s Sports Saloon

36 Market Square, Knoxville, TN 37902

There are multiple televisions. All the customers enjoy the newly revamped space. There’s a great menu. There are lots of different dogs and wings to choose from. The bar plays all kinds of sports on the many screens which include many different games, of course. There is a wonderful full bar as well.


Eddie’s Health Shoppe

455 Union Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902

There a pretty constant conversation with various customers over their selection of CBD products. This is a new CBD research and production company.


Kybra Athletics

804 N Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37920

This is a strength and conditioning facility. They want to make you better and healthier for your adventurous life.  Their professional coaches will help you develop, reach, and exceed measurable and obtainable goals. The staff and other members are very friendly and there is a laid-back atmosphere. The classes are a great mix of cardio and strength building and the class sizes are small so the trainer can focus on watching your form to prevent injuries. The workouts are always drawn out on the board so you can go your own speed. There are very experienced athletes that are excellent instructors. They write awesome daily programs that are designed to help you reach your goals. They will write you individualized programs if you’re working toward a specific event or goal. Now that space has expanded, it’s only bigger and better. If you are serious about your health and want to kick it up a notch, you should definitely try it out. The business is thriving and the owners have done a beautiful job of enhancing the building.


Growth looks steady in Knoxville, TN. Businesses are opening and expanding. There are a lot of opportunities locally for things to do and see. You’ll enjoy any time spent in this great city.





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