County Profile

Bledsoe County, TN

bledsoe |

Gregg Ridley, Mayor

Contact
bledsoemayor@bledsoe.net
423.447.6855

Address
3150 Main Street, #600
Pikeville, TN 37367

GCEP |

Lindsay Hiatt

Contact
lhiatt@chattanoogachamber.com
423.756.2121

Address
811 Broad Street #100
Chattanooga, TN 37402

bledsoe |

Gregg Ridley, Mayor

Contact
bledsoemayor@bledsoe.net
423.447.6855

Address
3150 Main Street, #600
Pikeville, TN 37367

GCEP |

Lindsay Hiatt

Contact
lhiatt@chattanoogachamber.com
423.756.2121

Address
811 Broad Street #100
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Bledsoe Overview

Bledsoe County is located in eastern Tennessee on the edge of the Cumberland Plateau and strategically positioned near major metropolitan areas.  Three major interstates l-40, l-75, and l-24 are less than an hour away. A north and south route to l-40 and l-24 is provided by U.S. 127, while State Hwy. 30 connects the county to l-75. 

Target Markets include Automotive, Healthcare and Retail.

The Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport, located within 60 miles of Bledsoe County offers non-stop service to eight locations throughout the U.S. Air cargo is also available. Airlines serving the Chattanooga airport include: Allegiant, American Airlines, American Eagle, Delta and United Airlines.

Bledsoe County High School opened a career and technical education center in 2015. Curriculum includes instruction related to automotive, carpentry and electric, and welding. A selection of community and technical colleges are all within a short drive.

Located in Pikeville, TN, Erlanger Bledsoe Hospital brings academic medical expertise to residents of the Cumberland Plateau and Sequatchie Valley, including the Dunlap and Crossville communities. In addition to 24/7 emergency services, the community hospital offers family primary care, the Sequatchie valley’s only cardiac rehabilitation program, and a 25-bed inpatient unit. As part of the UT Erlanger Health System, a weekly clinic is also provided staffed by board-certified physicians in cardiology and women’s services.

Fall Creek Falls, just a short drive west of the county seat of Pikeville, is Tennessee’s largest and most visited state park. The county is also home to popular farms some of which have managed to expand their products’ market well beyond Southeast Tennessee. Beef is an especially popular export.

Bledsoe County has a variety of properties available for manufacturing, warehousing, or service centers. The county is part of the 11-county Foreign Trade Zone 134.

Downtown Pikeville has many features of a traditional downtown including a mix of uses, walkable streets, public parks, historic buildings with fascinating histories, and unique local businesses. These assets are the foundation of the city’s and county’s economic development strategy.

COMPANYEMPLOYEES
TN Dept. of Correction570
Bledsoe County School District295
Aviagen, Inc.118
Bledsoe County Government100
Oren Wooden’s Apple House60
Source: Companies

Bledsoe County Statistics

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