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Sevier County Major Employers Ranked According to Number of Employees
Rank
'17
Company
Phone
Website
Total employees
FT/PT
Sector
Description
Parent company
'16 co.-wide revenue
Top local executive
Year founded
1The Dollywood Company1
2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd.
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
800 DOLLYWOOD
dollywood.com
4,000
NA/NA
Service
Amusement parks, water parks, lodging, dinner theaters
The Dollywood Co.
Pigeon Forge, TN
NA
Craig Ross
President
1986
2Sevier County Schools
226 Cedar St.
Sevierville, TN 37862
865-453-4671
sevier.org
2,750
2,500/250
Government
Public education system
NA
NA
$120,000
Dr. Jack A. Parton
Director of schools
1890
3Tanger Outlet Center Sevierville
1645 Parkway, Ste. 960
Sevierville, TN 37862
865-453-1053
tangeroutlet.com/sevierville
2,500
NA/NA
Retail trade
Retail outlet shopping center
Tanger Factory Outlet Centers
Greensboro, NC
NA
Angela Harness
Center general manager
NA
4Charles Blalock & Sons
PO Box 47502
Sevierville, TN 37862
865-453-2808
blalockcompanies.com
740
NA/NA
Construction
Highway and bridge construction, commercial site preparation, asphalt manufacture and paving, ready mix concrete manufacture
NA
NA
NA
Sid Blalock, CEO
Jim Blalock
NA
President
1962
5LeConte Medical Center
742 Middle Creek Road
Sevierville, TN 37862
865-446-7500
lecontemedicalcenter.com
657
NA/NA
Medical
Hospital
Covenant Health
Knoxville, TN
$104M
Gaye Jolly
CAO
1965
6Sevier County Government3
125 Court Ave.
Sevierville, TN 37862
865-774-3613
seviercountytn.org
650
NA/NA
Government
County government
NA
NA
NA
Larry Waters
County mayor
1794
7Wilderness at the Smokies
1424 Old Knoxville Highway
Sevierville, TN 37876
865-428-5770
wildernessatthesmokies.com
638
230/309
Service
Hotel and water park resort
Wilderness at the Smokies
Sevierville, TN
NA
Phillip Froehlich
Josef Haas
General Manager
Executive vice president, CEO
2008
8Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group
119 Music Road
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
865-429-7183
feehedrick.com
511
NA/NA
Entertainment
Entertainment, live theaters, restaurant and catering business
Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud
Smoky Mountain Opry
Comedy Barn
Frizzle Chicken Pancake Coop
Pigeon Forge, TN
Pi, TN
Pi, TN
Pi, TN
NA
David Fee
Jim Hedrick
Co-owner
Co-owner
1994
9Wyndham Destinations
260 Collier Drive
Sevierville, TN 37862
865-286-6080
http://careers.wyndhamdestinations.com/
5004
NA/NA
Hospitality
Vacation resort operations and sales of vacation ownership interests
Wyndham Destinations
Wyndham Vacation Ownership
Orlando, FL
Orlando, FL
$4B
Dusty Tonkin
Executive vice president
1966
10City of Pigeon Forge
3221 Rena St.
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
865-453-9061
cityofpigeonforge.com
4005
NA/NA
Government
City government
NA
NA
NA
David Wear
Mayor
1783
10Stokely Hospitality Enterprises
250 Apple Valley Road
Sevierville, TN 37862
865-429-5700
applewoodfarmhouserestaurant.com
400
NA/NA
Service
Restaurant management company
NA
NA
NA
William B. Stokely IV
Tasha Wade
President
Vice president
1987
12Ripley's in the Smokies
800 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
865-436-5096
ripleys.com/gatlinburg
3716
NA/NA
Entertainment
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, Guiness World Records Adventure, Mirror Maze, Haunted Adventure, Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Odditorium, mini-golf courses
Ripley Entertainment
Orlando, FL
NA
Ryan DeSear
General manager, Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
NA
13City of Gatlinburg
1230 E. Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
865-436-1400
gatlinburgtn.gov
3587
NA/NA
Government
City government
NA
NA
NA
Mike Werner
Mayor
1806
14City of Sevierville
120 Gary Wade Blvd.
Sevierville, TN 37862
865-453-5504
seviervilletn.org
3328
NA/NA
Government
City government
NA
NA
NA
Bryan Atchley
Mayor
1795
15Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area & Amusement Park
1001 Parkway, Ste. 2
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
865-436-5423
obergatlinburg.com
307
NA/NA
Entertainment
Outdoor entertainment complex including Aerial Tramway, Ski Mountain Coaster, Alpine Slide, indoor ice skating, winter skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing
NA
NA
NA
The Anders Family
Owners
1973
16Great Smoky Mountains National Park9
107 Park Headquarters Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
865-436-1200
nps.gov/grsm
30010
NA/NA
Service
National park
National Park Service
NA, DC
NA
Cassius Cash
Superintendent
1934
1 Includes Dollywood, Dollywood Splash Country; 2 Mailing address, Multiple plant locations and facilities; 3 Source declined to participate. Information from Sevier County Economic Development Council; 4 Includes only those locations in Knox and Sevier counties; 5 From the Sevier County Economic Development Council; 6 From Sevier County Economic Development Council; 7 From City of Gatlinburg 2017-2018 Budget; 8 From City of Sevierville Comprehensive Annual Financial Report 2016; 9 Extends across 800 sq. miles in Tennessee and North Carolina; 10 From 2016 survey
Source: Individual company representatives, individual company websites. NA=not applicable or not available. 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 Hayley Choy at 865-342-6494 or lists@knoxvillebiz.com.

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