NETWORKS Sullivan Partnership is the economic development organization for Sullivan County, Tennessee, and its communities of Bluff City, Bristol, and Kingsport.  They offer existing and new business/industry programs for all companies, regardless of size or scope of business. NETWORKS’ team of business and economic development professionals assist companies with asset maintenance coordination, small business loans, consultant visits, contract negotiations and deal closings.


Eastman is a global advanced materials and specialty additives company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in more than 100 countries and had 2017 revenues of approximately $9.5 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 14,500 people around the world.

Ballad Health

Ballad Health is an integrated healthcare system serving 29 counties of Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, Northwest North Carolina and Southeast Kentucky. Their system was created to improve the health of the people they serve. Ballad Health operates a family of 21 hospitals, including three tertiary medical centers, a dedicated children’s hospital, community hospitals, three critical access hospitals, a behavioral health hospital, an addiction treatment facility, long-term care facilities, home care and hospice services, retail pharmacies, outpatient services and a comprehensive medical management corporation.


Nestled in the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Marriott MeadowView Conference Resort and Convention Center provides the magnificent resort setting, plus state-of-the-art conference facilities, to accommodate your corporate meeting needs.

Tri-Cities Airport

Tri-Cities Airport (TRI) is a full-service commercial airport serving Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, Western North Carolina and Eastern Kentucky. The Airport offers nonstop flights to four hubs (Atlanta, Charlotte, Orlando and Tampa/Clearwater-St.Petersburg) on Allegiant, American, and Delta.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems, Inc. is an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services.


Domtar makes products that people around the world rely on every day. They design, manufacture, market and distribute a wide variety of pulp, paper and personal care products from copy paper to baby diapers.

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