County Profile

Sequatchie County, TN

Sequatchie |

Jonathon Connell

Contact
jconnell@sedev.org
www.seida.info
423.424.4293

Address
1000 Riverfront Parkway
Chattanooga, TN 37405

GCEP |

Lindsay Hiatt

Contact
lhiatt@chattanoogachamber.com
423.756.2121

Address
811 Broad Street #100
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Sequatchie |

Jonathon Connell

Contact
jconnell@sedev.org
www.seida.info
423.424.4293

Address
1000 Riverfront Parkway
Chattanooga, TN 37405

GCEP |

Lindsay Hiatt

Contact
lhiatt@chattanoogachamber.com
423.756.2121

Address
811 Broad Street #100
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Sequatchie Overview

Sequatchie County is part of the Cumberland Plateau, which rises more than 1,000 feet above the Tennessee River Valley. Its primary river is the Sequatchie, carving its way through the county, providing agricultural, recreational, and scenic opportunities.  Two major highways, U.S. Hwy. 127 and State Hwy. 111, intersect in Dunlap.  

Target markets include Automotive and General Manufacturing.

The Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport, located within 43 miles of Sequatchie 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.

Students at Sequatchie County High School (SCHS) have the opportunity for dual enrollment with Chattanooga State Technical Community College in courses that include career technical education: construction/electrical, business communication, health science, human services, and automotive technology. Students have the opportunity to earn 8 credits per year.  In terms of post-secondary education, a wide selection of community, state and private colleges and universities are all within driving distance.

Located in Dunlap, Erlanger Sequatchie Valley serves residents of the region with 24/7 emergency services, as well as cutting-edge primary and specialized care. The clinic staff of 25 consists of board-certified cardiology, orthopedic, women’s health, and primary care physicians who are affiliated with UT Erlanger, the region’s leading academic health system. Around the clock service is available for both children and adults, treating everything from sports injuries to major illnesses. The facility includes five treatment areas and radiology and laboratory services. An on-site helipad is available for trauma transport via Erlanger’s LifeForce air ambulances.

Sequatchie County is known as “The Hang Gliding Capital of the East”, due in part to the presence of an active hang gliding association, the Tennessee Tree Toppers. This group maintains a hang gliding ramp at Henson’s Gap, along the eastern wall of the Sequatchie Valley, where favorable flying conditions allow these unpowered aircraft to fly well into northwestern Georgia and northeastern Alabama after launch. The gap is the site of numerous hang gliding competitions and is a popular tourist attraction for aficionados of the sport from all over the world.

The Sequatchie Industrial Park has over 40 acres available for immediate development and the county is part of the 11-county Foreign Trade Zone 134. 

COMPANYEMPLOYEES
Sequatchie County Board of Education310
Mann + Hummel USA, Inc.250
SE TN Human Resource Agency (SETHRA)225
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.175
NHC Healthcare120
Source: Companies

Sequatchie County Statistics

Sequatchie County Data