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Knoxville-Area Major Employers Ranked According to Number of Employees
Rank
'21
'20CompanyPhone
Website
Sector
Area employees
FT/PT
Description
Parent company
'20 co.-wide revenue
Top local executive
Locally established
12Covenant Health
100 Fort Sanders West Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37922
865-531-5555
covenanthealth.com
Service
11,357
8,458 / 2,899
Hospitals, health care system
Covenant Health
Knoxville, TN
$1.5 billion
Jim VanderSteeg
President, CEO
1996
23Knox County Schools
912 S. Gay St.
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-594-1800
knoxschools.org
Government
9,558
7,256 / 2,302
Public education system
NA
NA
NA
Bob Thomas
Superintendent
1873
34University of Tennessee
831 Andy Holt Tower
Knoxville, TN 37996
865-974-1000
tennessee.edu
Government
8,959
6,791 / 2,168
State university
NA
NA
NA
Randy Boyd
Donde Plowman
UT system president
UT Knoxville chancellor
1794
41Y-12 National Security Complex
P.O. Box 2009
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
865-574-1000
y12.doe.gov; nnsa.energy.gov/fieldoffices/npo
U.S. Government, National Security
7,241
NA / NA
Uranium storage, processing, manufacturing; supplying uranium for the U.S. Nuclear Navy, global security and nuclear nonproliferation
NNSA
Consolidated Nuclear Security
Washington, DC
Oak Ridge, TN
$1.8 billion
Michelle Reichert
Teresa Robbins
President, CEO1
Manager2
1943
55Walmart Stores3
702 SW 8th St.
Bentonville, AR 72716
479-273-4000
walmartstores.com
Retail trade
6,8634
NA / NA
Discount stores and wholesale clubs
Walmart Stores3
Bentonville, AR
NA
Melissa Ownby
Market manager
1962
66Oak Ridge National Laboratory
1 Bethel Valley Road
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
865-576-1946
ornl.gov
Government
5,772
NA / NA
Research and development
U.S. Department of Energy/UT-Battelle LLC5
Oak Ridge, TN
$2.3 billion
Thomas Zacharia
Lab director
1943
79Clayton
5000 Clayton Road
Maryville, TN 37804
865-380-3000
claytonhomes.com
Home building
5,436
5,391 / 45
Offers traditional on/off site-built homes, including modular homes, manufactured homes6
Berkshire Hathaway
Omaha, NE
$8.6 billion
Kevin Clayton
CEO
1966
87University of Tennessee Medical Center
1928 Alcoa Highway
Knoxville, TN 37920
865-305-9000
utmedicalcenter.org
Service
5,290
4,407 / 883
Health care system
University Health System
Knoxville, TN
$1 billion
Joseph R. Landsman
President, CEO
1956
910DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc.
1720 Robert C. Jackson Drive
Maryville, TN 37801
865-982-7000
denso.com/us-ca/en7
Manufacturing
4,500
NA / NA
Automotive supplier of advanced technology, components and systems
DENSO Corporation
Kariya, Japan
NA
Shinichi Nakamizo
President, DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc.
1988
108The Dollywood Company8
2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd.
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
800-DOLLYWOOD
dollywood.com
Entertainment, hospitality
4,000
NA / NA
Theme parks, water parks, lodging, dinner shows, theaters
The Dollywood Co.
Pigeon Forge, TN
NA
Eugene Naughton
President, The Dollywood Company
1986
1111K-VA-T Food Stores (Food City)3
6307 Lonas Road
Knoxville, TN 37909
865-584-7061
foodcity.com
Retail trade
3,398
NA / NA
Retail supermarket
K-VA-T Food Stores
Abingdon, VA
NA
Ron Tacker
Executive VP, Knoxville division
1955
1212State of Tennessee
Department of Human Resources, 17th Floor, WRS TN Towers, 312 Rosa L. Parks Ave.
Nashville, TN 37243
615-741-2087
tn.gov/hr
Government
3,176
3,093 / 83
State government
NA
NA
$394 billion
Bill Lee
Governor
1796
1313Sevier County Schools
226 Cedar St.
Sevierville, TN 37862
865-453-4671
sevier.org
Government
3,000
2,500 / 500
Public education system
NA
NA
$160 million
Stephanie Huskey
Interim director of schools
1890
1414Tennova Healthcare9
900 E. Oak Hill Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-545-7836
tennova.com
Service
2,900
NA / NA
Hospitals, health care system
Tennova Healthcare
Knoxville, TN
NA
Tony Benton
President, CEO, Tennova East Tennessee market
1928
1515Blount Memorial Hospital
907 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway
Maryville, TN 37804
865-983-7211
blountmemorial.org
Medical
2,722
NA / NA
Hospital
NA
NA
$299.4 million
Don Heinemann
CEO
1947
1617Kroger Co.
2620 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
615-871-2777
kroger.com
Retail trade
2,621
NA / NA
Grocery stores
The Kroger Co.
Cincinnati, OH
NA
Sonya Hostetler
President, Nashville division
1956
1716Knox County Government
400 Main St., Ste. 630
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-215-2000
knoxcounty.org
Government
2,600
2,300 / 300
County government
NA
NA
NA
Glenn Jacobs
County mayor
1792
1818Tanger Outlet Center Sevierville 9
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
Terri Dempsey
Property manager
NA
1920Blount County Government
341 Court St.
Maryville, TN 37804
865-273-5700
blounttn.org
Government
2,492
1,881 / 611
County Government, Blount County Schools, Blount County Highway Department
NA
NA
NA
Ed Mitchell
County mayor
1795
2019U.S. Dept. of Energy - Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management
200 Administration Road
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
865-576-0742
energy.gov/orem
Government
2,37510
NA / NA
Addresses diverse risks to protect the region’s health and environment
U.S. Department of Energy
Washington , DC
NA
Jay Mullis
Manager
1989
1 Consolidated Nuclear Security; 2 NNSA Production Office; 3 Source declined to participate. Information from the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce; 4 Data includes 380 Sam's Club employees; 5 Joint venture of University of Tennessee and Battelle; 6 Also CrossMod homes, tiny homes, college dormitories, military barracks, apartments; 7 denso.com/us-ca/en/about-us/company-information/dmtn/; 8 Includes Dollywood, Dollywood Splash Country, lodging properties, and dinner show; 9 Source declined to participate. Information from 2020 survey; 10 Employee number includes federal and contractor employees (75 federal and 2,300 contractor)
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.knoxvillebookoflists.com. If you notice an error or omission, please contact Hayley Choy at 865-342-6494 or lists@knoxvillebiz.com.

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