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Knoxville-Area Major Employers Ranked According to Number of Employees
Rank
'16
'15CompanyPhone
Website
Sector
Area employees
FT/PT
Description
Parent company
'15 co.-wide revenue
Top local executive
Locally established
11Covenant Health
100 Fort Sanders West Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37922
865-531-5555
covenanthealth.com
Service
10,119
8,021 / 2,098
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
8,146
7,634 / 512
Public education system
NA
NA
NA
Dr. Buzz Thomas
Interim 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
6,6463
6,443 / 203
State university
NA
NA
$2.1 billion
Dr. Joe DiPietro
Dr. Jimmy G. Cheek
President, UT System
UT Knoxville, Chancellor4
1794
55Walmart Stores5
702 SW 8th St.
Bentonville, AR 72716
479-273-4000
walmartstores.com
Retail trade
5,9516
NA / NA
Discount stores and wholesale clubs
Walmart Stores5
Bentonville, AR
NA
Melissa Ownby
Market manager
1962
66University of Tennessee Medical Center
1924 Alcoa Highway
Knoxville, TN 37920
865-305-9000
utmedicalcenter.org
Service
5,144
NA / NA
Health care system
University Health System
Knoxville, TN
$756.3 million
Joseph R. Landsman
President, CEO
1956
77Oak Ridge National Laboratory
One Bethel Valley Road 
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
865-576-1946
ornl.gov
Government
4,327
4,258 / 69
Research and development
Dept. of Energy/UT-Battelle7
Oak Ridge, TN
$1.5 billion
Dr. Thomas E. Mason
Laboratory director
1943
88Tennova Healthcare
900 E. Oak Hill Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-545-7836
tennova.com
Service
4,033
NA / NA
Hospitals/health care system
Tennova Healthcare
Knoxville, TN
NA
David Nicely
Interim CEO
1928
912TThe Dollywood Company8
2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd.
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
800 DOLLYWOOD
dollywood.com
Service
4,000
NA / NA
Amusement parks
The Dollywood Co.
Pigeon Forge, TN
NA
Craig Ross
President
1986
109Denso Manufacturing Tennessee
1720 Robert C. Jackson Drive
Maryville, TN 37801
865-982-7000
densocorp-na-dmtn.com
Manufacturing
3,900
NA / NA
Automotive supplier of advanced technology, components and systems
Denso Corp.
Kariya, Japan
$35.9 billion
Jack Helmboldt
President, CEO
1988
1110K-VA-T Food Stores (Food City)
6307 Lonas Road
Knoxville, TN 37909
865-584-7061
foodcity.com
Retail trade
3,393
NA / NA
Grocery stores
K-VA-T Food Stores
Abingdon, VA
NA
Mickey Blazer
Executive vice president
1955
1211State of Tennessee
505 Deaderick St.
Nashville, TN 37243
615-741-2087
tn.gov/hr
Government
3,187
3,065 / 122
State government
NA
NA
$28.8 billion
Bill Haslam
Governor
1796
1315TKnox County Government
400 Main St., Ste. 630
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-215-2000
knoxcounty.org
Government
3,169
2,699 / 470
County government
NA
NA
NA
Tim Burchett
County mayor
1792
1417Clayton Homes
500 Alcoa Trail
Maryville, TN 37804
865-380-3000
claytonhomes.com
Manufacturing, retail, finance
3,139
NA / NA
Vertically integrated housing provider
Berkshire Hathaway
Omaha, NE
$210.8 billion
Kevin Clayton
CEO
1966
1515TKroger Co.
2620 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
615-871-2777
kroger.com
Retail trade
3,129
NA / NA
Grocery stores
The Kroger Co.
Cincinnati, OH
$108.5 billion
Rick Going
President, Nashville division
1956
1620Blount Memorial Hospital
907 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway
Maryville, TN 37804
865-983-7211
blountmemorial.org
Medical
2,572
NA / NA
Hospital
NA
NA
NA
Don Heinemann
CEO
1947
1721TeamHealth
265 Brookview Centre Way, Ste. 400
Knoxville, TN 37919
865-693-1000
teamhealth.com
Service
2,523
2,311 / 213
Provides outsourced emergency medicine, hospital medicine, critical care, anesthesiology, orthopedic hospitalist, acute care surgery, obstetrics and gynecology hospitalist, ambulatory care, post-acute care and medical call center solutions to approximately 3,400 acute and post-acute facilities and physician groups nationwide
TeamHealth
Knoxville, TN
$3.6 billion
Dr. Lynn Massingale
Michael D. Snow
Executive chairman
President, CEO
1979
1814City of Knoxville
400 Main St.
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-215-2106
knoxvilletn.gov
Government
2,459
1,487 / 972
Local municipal government
NA
NA
NA
Madeline Rogero
Mayor
1791
1922East Tennessee Children's Hospital
2018 Clinch Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37916
865-541-8000
etch.com
Service
2,358
NA / NA
Health care system
NA
NA
$161 million
Keith D. Goodwin
President, CEO
1937
2018Sevier County Schools
226 Cedar St.
Sevierville, TN 37862
865-453-4671
sevier.org
Government
2,300
2,000 / 300
Public education system
NA
NA
$140 million
Dr. Jack A. Parton
Director of schools
1890
1 Contractor, subcontractor and federal employees; 2 NNSA Production Office; 3 Includes only regular employees (no student or temporary employees) from all UT campuses, institutes, administration, UT Foundation working in Anderson, Blount, Knox, Loudon, Roane, Sevier, Union counties; 4 On June 21, 2016, Dr. Cheek announced his intention to retire. Beverly Davenport will become Chancellor March 1, 2017; 5 Source declined to participate. Information from Knoxville Chamber; 6 Includes local Sam's Club locations; 7 Joint venture of University of Tennessee and Battelle; 8 Includes Dollywood, Dollywood Splash Country
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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