Bradley County, TN
Bradley County is a Three-Star Community located in eastern Tennessee and includes the cities of Cleveland (county seat) and Charleston. I-75 traverses the county from the southwest to the north, passing through the western edge of Cleveland. U.S. Hwy. 11 and U.S. Hwy. 64 intersect in downtown Cleveland. APD-40, made up of the U.S. 64 Bypass and a section of State Hwy. 60 forms a beltway and bypass route around the business district of Cleveland. Rail service is provided by Norfolk Southern Railway, which forks in the city and provides logistics for industries.
The Cleveland Regional Jetport serves the needs of general and business aviation users with a runway length of 6,200 feet. The Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport, located within 24 miles of Bradley 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.
Post-secondary educational offerings include a comprehensive two-year community college, a university emerging as a leader in higher education in the Southeast region and a fully accredited seminary with an international student body.
There are three industrial parks in the area. Cleveland/Bradley County Industrial Park is located about 2.5 miles from Exit 20 off I-75 and contains 330 acres with approximately 48 acres of land still available. A Norfolk/Southern mainline serves the park. The Hiwassee River Industrial Park is comprised of 1,891 acres of public and private lands beginning about an eighth of a mile off I-75 at Exit 33. Approximately 310 acres remain available. This site is home to Amazon, General Electric’s Eastern Lighting Distribution Center, DHL, United Hydrogen, Linde Gas, Olin Corporation, Samson Controls, Sigura Water, and Wacker Polysilicon North America. The park offers local industries nearby access to the Cleveland Regional Jetport. Spring Branch Industrial Park is located adjacent to I-75 at Exit 20. This 330-acre site is comprised of 9 parcels ranging in size from 7 to 55 acres. The park has all utilities available and is accessed ½ mile off exit 20 on US 74/64/APD 40 via a grade separated interchange at Cherokee Gateway Boulevard. The park’s first tenant, Cannon Automotive Solutions-Cleveland, purchased the 41-acre parcel 5 in 2020, for their 231,000 SF hot-stamping plant scheduled to be fully operational in early 2022. Bradley County is part of the 11-county Foreign Trade Zone 134.
|Whirlpool Corporation, Cleveland Division||1,480|
|Bradley County Schools||1,200|