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Knoxville-Area Major Employers Ranked According to Number of Employees
Rank
'17
'16CompanyPhone
Website
Sector
Area employees
FT/PT
Description
Parent company
'16 co.-wide revenue
Top local executive
Locally established
11Covenant Health
100 Fort Sanders West Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37922
865-531-5555
covenanthealth.com
Service
10,419
8,128 / 2,291
Hospitals/health care system
Covenant Health
Knoxville, TN
$1.2 billion
Jim VanderSteeg
President, CEO
1996
22Knox County Schools
912 S. Gay St.
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-594-1800
knoxschools.org
Government
7,881
7,062 / 819
Public education system
NA
NA
NA
Bob Thomas
Superintendent
1873
33Y-12 National Security Complex
P.O. Box 2009
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
865-574-1000
y12.doe.gov; nnsa.energy.gov/fieldoffices/npo
Manufacturing, government
7,0001
NA / NA
Uranium storage, processing, manufacturing; supplying fuel for U.S. Navy, global non-proliferation
NNSA
Consolidated Nuclear Security
Washington, DC
Oak Ridge, TN
NA
Geoff Beausoleil
Morgan Smith
Manager2
President, CNS
1943
44University of Tennessee
831 Andy Holt Tower
Knoxville, TN 37996
865-974-1000
tennessee.edu
Government
6,689
6,479 / 210
State university
NA
NA
$2.3 billion
Dr. Joe DiPietro
Beverly J. Davenport
President, UT System
Chancellor
1794
55Walmart Stores
702 SW 8th St.
Bentonville, AR 72716
479-273-4000
walmartstores.com
Retail trade
5,951
NA / NA
Discount stores and wholesale clubs
Walmart Stores
Bentonville, AR
$482 billion
Melissa Ownby
Market manager
1962
66University of Tennessee Medical Center
1928 Alcoa Highway
Knoxville, TN 37932
865-305-9000
utmedicalcenter.org
Service
5,316
3,752 / 1,564
Health care system
University Health System
Knoxville, TN
$811 million
Joseph R. Landsman
President, CEO
1956
710Denso Manufacturing Tennessee
1720 Robert C. Jackson Drive
Maryville, TN 37801
865-982-7000
densocorp-na-dmtn.com
Manufacturing
4,439
3,639 / 800
Automotive supplier of advanced technology, components and systems
Denso Corp.
Kariya, Japan
$40.3 billion
Jack Helmboldt
President, CEO
1988
87Oak Ridge National Laboratory
One Bethel Valley Road 
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
865-576-1946
ornl.gov
Government
4,387
4,310 / 77
Research and development
Dept. of Energy/UT-Battelle3
Oak Ridge, TN
$1.4 billion
Thomas Zacharia
Lab Director
1943
98Tennova Healthcare
900 E. Oak Hill Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-545-7836
tennova.com
Service
4,001
NA / NA
Hospitals/health care system
Tennova Healthcare
Knoxville, TN
NA
Tony Benton
Knoxville Metro CEO
1928
109The Dollywood Company4
2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd.
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
800 DOLLYWOOD
dollywood.com
Service
4,000
NA / NA
Amusement parks, water parks, lodging, dinner theaters
The Dollywood Co.
Pigeon Forge, TN
NA
Craig Ross
President
1986
1112State of Tennessee
505 Deaderick St.
Nashville, TN 37243
615-741-2087
tn.gov/hr
Government
3,529
3,341 / 188
State government
NA
NA
$30.5 billion
Bill Haslam
Governor
1796
1211K-VA-T Food Stores (Food City)
6307 Lonas Road
Knoxville, TN 37909
865-584-7061
foodcity.com
Retail trade
3,328
1,401 / 1,927
Grocery stores
K-VA-T Food Stores
Abingdon, VA
NA
Ron Tacker
Division executive vice president
1955
1313Knox County Government
400 Main St., Ste. 630
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-215-2000
knoxcounty.org
Government
3,204
NA / NA
County government
NA
NA
NA
Tim Burchett
County mayor
1792
1435Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
400 W. Summit Hill Drive
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-632-6000
tva.gov
Government
3,0175
NA / NA
Regional power authority
United States Government
Washington, DC
$10.6 billion
William "Bill" Johnson
CEO
1933
1515Kroger Co.6
2620 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
615-871-2777
kroger.com
Retail trade
2,952
NA / NA
Grocery stores
The Kroger Co.
Cincinnati, OH
$115.3 billion
Zane Day
President, Nashville division
1956
1620Sevier County Schools
226 Cedar St.
Sevierville, TN 37862
865-453-4671
sevier.org
Government
2,750
2,500 / 250
Public education system
NA
NA
$150 million
Dr. Jack A. Parton
Director of schools
1890
1718City of Knoxville
400 W. Main St.
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-215-2106
knoxvilletn.gov
Government
2,637
1,502 / 1,135
Local municipal government
NA
NA
NA
Madeline Rogero
Mayor
1791
1821Tanger Outlet Center Sevierville
1645 Parkway, Ste. 960
Sevierville, TN 37862
865-453-1053
tangeroutlet.com/sevierville
Retail trade
2,500
NA / NA
Retail outlet shopping center
Tanger Factory Outlet Centers
Greensboro, NC
NA
Angela Harness
Center general manager
NA
1914Clayton Homes
500 Alcoa Trail
Maryville, TN 37804
865-380-3000
claytonhomes.com
Manufacturing, retail, finance, insurance
2,457
NA / NA
Vertically integrated housing builder and provider
Berkshire Hathaway
Omaha, NE
NA
Kevin Clayton
CEO
1956
2016Blount Memorial Hospital
907 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway
Maryville, TN 37804
865-983-7211
blountmemorial.org
Medical
2,387
NA / NA
Hospital
NA
NA
NA
Don Heinemann
CEO
1947
1 Contractor, subcontractor and federal employees; 2 NNSA Production Office; 3 Joint venture of University of Tennessee and Battelle; 4 Includes Dollywood, Dollywood Splash Country; 5 1,271 TVA employees, 1,746 contract employees as of fiscal year end, September 30, 2017; 6 Source declined to participate. Information from Knoxville Chamber
Source: Individual company representatives, company websites. NA=not applicable or not available. Area includes Anderson, Blount, Knox, Loudon, Roane, Sevier, Union counties. This list and other Knoxville-area market data are available as Excel spreadsheets at www.knoxvillebiz.com. If you notice an error or omission, please contact Angela Akers at 865-342-6424 or lists@knoxvillebiz.com.

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