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Knoxville-Area Major Employers Ranked According to Number of Employees
Rank
'18
'17CompanyPhone
Website
Sector
Area employees
FT/PT
Description
Parent company
'17 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
$1.3 billion
Jim VanderSteeg
President, CEO
1996
22Knox County Schools
912 S. Gay St.
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-594-1800
knoxschools.org
Government
8,082
7,648 / 4341
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
U.S. Government, National Security
8,0002
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
$1.6 billion
Geoff Beausoleil
Morgan Smith
Manager3
President, CEO4
1943
44University of Tennessee5
831 Andy Holt Tower
Knoxville, TN 37996
865-974-1000
tennessee.edu
Government
6,689
NA / NA
State university
NA
NA
NA
Randy Boyd
Wayne Davis
Interim President
Interim Chancellor
1794
55Walmart Stores5
702 SW 8th St.
Bentonville, AR 72716
479-273-4000
walmartstores.com
Retail trade
5,881
NA / NA
Discount stores and wholesale clubs
Walmart Stores5
Bentonville, AR
NA
Melissa Ownby
Market manager
1962
66University of Tennessee Medical Center
1928 Alcoa Highway
Knoxville, TN 37932
865-305-9000
utmedicalcenter.org
Service
5,547
4,327 / 1,220
Health care system
University Health System
Knoxville, TN
$820 million
Joseph R. Landsman
President, CEO
1956
77DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc.
1720 Robert C. Jackson Drive
Maryville, TN 37801
865-982-7000
denso.com/us-ca/en6
Manufacturing
5,000
4,200 / 800
Automotive supplier of advanced technology, components and systems
DENSO Corporation
Kariya, Japan
NA
Shinichi Nakamizo
President, DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc.
1988
88Oak Ridge National Laboratory
1 Bethel Valley Road
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
865-576-1946
ornl.gov
Government
4,387
NA / NA
Research and development
U.S. Department of Energy/UT-Battelle LLC7
Oak Ridge, TN
NA
Thomas Zacharia
Lab Director
1943
99Tennova Healthcare5
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
1010The 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
Craig Ross
President
1986
1112K-VA-T Food Stores (Food City)5
6307 Lonas Road
Knoxville, TN 37909
865-584-7061
foodcity.com
Retail trade
3,328
NA / NA
Grocery stores
K-VA-T Food Stores
Abingdon, VA
NA
Ron Tacker
Division executive vice president
1955
1211State 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
3,208
3,098 / 110
State government
NA
NA
$31.1 billion
Bill Haslam
Governor
1796
1313Knox County Government5
400 Main St., Ste. 630
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-215-2000
knoxcounty.org
Government
3,204
NA / NA
County government
NA
NA
NA
Glenn Jacobs
County mayor
1792
1419Clayton Homes
500 Alcoa Trail
Maryville, TN 37804
865-380-3000
claytonhomes.com
Manufacturing, retail, finance, insurance
3,1885
NA / NA
Vertically integrated housing builder and provider
Berkshire Hathaway
Omaha, NE
NA
Kevin Clayton
CEO
1956
1516Sevier County Schools
226 Cedar St.
Sevierville, TN 37862
865-453-4671
sevier.org
Government
3,000
2,500 / 500
Public education system
NA
NA
$120,000
Dr. Jack A. Parton
Director of schools
1890
1615Kroger Co.5
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
NA
Zane Day
President, Nashville division
1956
1718Tanger 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
Angela Harness
Center general manager
NA
1820Blount Memorial Hospital
907 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway
Maryville, TN 37804
865-983-7211
blountmemorial.org
Medical
2,470
NA / NA
Hospital
NA
NA
NA
Don Heinemann
CEO
1947
1917City of Knoxville
400 Main St.
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-215-2106
knoxvilletn.gov
Government
2,455
1,476 / 979
Local municipal government
NA
NA
NA
Madeline Rogero
Mayor
1791
2021TeamHealth5
265 Brookview Centre Way, Ste. 400
Knoxville, TN 37919
865-693-1000
teamhealth.com
Service
2,260
NA / NA
Outsourced emergency medicine, hospital medicine, critical care and medical call center solutions to approximately 3,200 facilities and physician groups nationwide
TeamHealth
Knoxville, TN
NA
Leif Murphy
Chief Executive Officer
1979
1 434 part-time along with 1490 Substitute Teachers; 2 Contractor, subcontractor, and federal employees; 3 NNSA Production Office; 4 Consolidated Nuclear Security; 5 Source declined to participate. Information from Knoxville Chamber of Commerce; 6 denso.com/us-ca/en/about-us/company-information/dmtn/; 7 Joint venture of University of Tennessee and Battelle; 8 Includes Dollywood, Dollywood Splash Country; 9 Source declined to participate. Information from 2017 survey
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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