Hawkins County Tennessee Profile 
Demographics - Tax Structure - Communications
Description of region and demographics such as population, age distribution, tax structure, & communications.                                                   Hawkins County is 60 miles northeast of Knoxville, 50 miles southwest of Bristol, 259 miles from Cincinnati, 284 from Atlanta, 695 miles from New York City, 651 from New Orleans, and one day's drive away from 75% of major U.S. markets and 90,000,000 consumers.   (read more)

Hawkins County is located in Northeast Tennessee, extending down from the Virginia state line. The county is divided into two almost equal sections by the Holston River, which traverses the county's entire length. One of the largest counties in the state, the 480 square miles of Hawkins County ranges from relatively flat valleys dotted with farms and pasture land to the high mountain ridges of the Appalachians.
Hawkins County Workforce
Located between Knoxville and Bristol and central to Johnson City, Morristown, & Greeneville.
Local industries experience an absenteeism rate of between 1 and 3%, a low tardiness rate, high productivity, and low union activity.

Additional employment information and resources available through the Tennessee Department of Labor »
 Hawkins County has an excellent labor force trained in all types of industrial skills including Tool & Die, Computer Programming, Engineering, Accounting, Production & Quality Control, Industrial Maintenance Operations, Machine Operating, Welding, Sales, Personnel, Clerical, Industrial Management, Transportation, and many others.
Education & Training in Hawkins County 

Hawkins County is located within a 75-mile radius of twelve colleges and universities. The University of Tennessee and East Tennessee State University jointly operate a branch in Eastern Hawkins County. 

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 Hawkins County's educational system includes 12 elementary schools, 3 middle schools (6-8 grades), and two comprehensive high schools with fully equipped vocational-technical departments. The educational system has an average daily attendance of 7,501 and graduates approximately 400 yearly.  Vocational-Technical training is offered at the Tennessee Technology Centers at Phipps Bend, Morristown and at the Northeast State Technical Institute in neighboring Sullivan County.

Training Services in Hawkins County!

The State of Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Industrial Training Service offers the following training services for new or expanding industries to meet their individual needs and requirements.  Pre-employment Training  -  On-the-job Training  -  First-Line and Second-Line Training  -  Job Instructor Training & Training For Unique Equipment and Processes.  (read more)

 The Vocational Department of both Cherokee and Volunteer  High Schools offer courses in electricity, electronics, graphic arts, welding, auto mechanics, building trades, drawing, etc. The Tennessee technology center in Morristown and a new 26,000 sq. ft. facility at the Phipps Bend Industrial District, with classes in Welding, Basic Skills, Industrial Maintenance, Machine Shop, Business Systems Technology, Computer Operations Technology and Truck Driver Training.
     Logistically Located
  Minutes From Interstates, Air & Rail Service

      Hawkins County and Phipps Bend Industrial Park are located within minutes of Interstates 81, 40 & 75.  The Tri City airport is within 30 miles and serviced by 5 carriers.  A statewide network of railroads connects Hawkins County with all regional and national markets. The county is served by Norfolk-Southern and CSX Rail Systems.     Read More >
200 Mile RadiusSixty-five common carriers are licensed to serve Hawkins County. Major firms include: Roadway Freight, Consolidated Freight, Smith Transfer, and A. J. Metler. All offer second day service to 70% of America's markets

Strategically Located

   Hawkins County and Phipps Bend Industrial Park are located within minutes of Interstates 81, 40 & 75.  The Tri City airport is within 30 miles and serviced by 5 carriers.

A Great Place to Work & Live


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Current News

Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Karla Davis have awarded $16,452 to BAE Systems Ordnance Systems Inc. in Kingsport.


Ware Manufacturing

A Hawkins County plant that manufactures products for pets is increasing its work force and floor space.


Sam Dong, Inc. announces the company’s decision to locate a second manufacturing facility in Rogersville 



AGC Greenland adds 100 jobs

ROGERSVILLE - AGC Greenland plans for 100 new jobs.   AGC Greenland will reopen its G1 float glass line and hire 100 people to maintain it.


Current Properties

BoxWorx Building - 914 Phipps Bend Rd.  18,634 SF  4 offices, 2 bathrooms, 1 breakroom  Cable, DSL, T-1.


Calpaco Building - 335 Press  Multi tennant  300,000 SF available  16 Dock doors, 3 drive in. 


Phipps Bend Spec Building - 386 Phipps Bend Rd - 70870 SF Additional 29 acres available 


Phipps Bend Industrial Park - Phipps Bend Road  $10,000/acre, KVA 20meg, Norfolk Southern rail.