Morristown visionary leaders have always understood the importance of a strong business and industrial foundation. From the city’s incorporation in 1855, Morristown’s strategic location made it a focal point for pioneers, competing armies and later, industrial interests.
Since that time, Morristown has continued to develop and grow into a well-rounded community.
Morristown is the principal city of the Morristown Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses all of Grainger, Hamblen and Jefferson Counties. Hamblen County has been certified by the state of Tennessee as a Three-Star Community, which helps communities focus on their strengths and address areas of concern to better prepare for continuing economic growth. Morristown also earned certification as a Main Street Community in 2009. This program recognizes efforts to revitalize downtown districts through economic development efforts and provides communities with technical assistance and guidance for preserving history while bringing in new businesses and job growth.
Centrally located between eight counties, Morristown is within easy reach of nearly 350,000 people and serves as the regional hub for employment, shopping, recreation, medical services and educational opportunities. With its own general aviation airport, a fully-operational rail system and easy access to Interstates 40, 81, 75 and major highways including 25E and 11E, Morristown is a thriving, progressive city with an excellent quality of life.