Economic Development

Small Business Resources

Thinking of starting a new business in Morgan County? There are a variety of resources that can help you on your way:

Understanding your potential local market is important as you develop your marketing plan. A wide variety of useful data - including retail - for the following areas are available:

Available Sites

Plateau Partnership Park


Plateau Partnership Park is a regional industrial park made up of Morgan, Cumberland and Roane Counties. The park is divided into two locations, each featuring high quality land ready for immediate development. Plateau Partnership Park is divided into two locations, each featuring high quality land ready for immediate development.

West Site

  • 780 Acres
  • Interstate access – just minutes from I-40
  • Rail access

East Site

  • 300 Acres
  • Adjacent to Rockwood Municipal Airport
  • Interstate access – just minutes from I-40

Plateau Partnership Park offers the flexibility to meet virtually any building or land usage requirement. For more information please visit

Morgan County Industrial Park

The Morgan County Industrial Park is a 42 acre industrial development which is owned by the Economic Development Board of Morgan County. The park is located along State Highway 62 approximately three miles east of Wartburg and is less than 25 miles from Oak Ridge. The Park features a 6 acre lake with the mountains of Frozen Head State Park in the distant background — making this a picturesque setting for any industry.

The park was developed under a “Low Impact Development Concept” designed with the assistance of TVA. The park has level to rolling land with gas, electric, water and sewer availability. Two build-ready sites (approximately 6 acres each) are located in this complex. The park has other tenants including Hereuas Metal Processing which occupies a 50,000 square foot building. The park has an available building with 10,000 square feet, located in a HUB zone and is less than 25 miles from Interstate 40. If you are looking for the perfect place for that new industry — this may be it.

Flat Fork Business Park

The Flat Fork Business Park is located approximately 3 miles east of Wartburg. It borders Flat Fork Road which connects to State Hwy. 62 East. This park contains approximately 11 acres with two remaining lots available. These two lots contain flat land and have approximatly 1.9 acres each. Underground electric, water, gas are available. The park is located in a HUB zone and was designed by TVA under the Low Impact Development Concept.

This new environmentally friendly park contains a total of approximately 20 acres with two remaining lots available. The two lots remaining contain flat land that equals 3.75 acres with underground electric, water, gas & sewer. The park is located in a HUB zone and is the perfect location for those with a “green dream.” Come see what this park has to offer and why it could be the perfect location for your new “alternative energy” development.

Sunbright Industrial Park

Sunbright Industrial Park is located approximately one-half mile Northwest of US Hwy. 27 in the city of Sunbright. This controlled park contains a total of 19.2 acres of land of which 13 acres still remain available. Tenants already in the park include Tennier Industries, which occupies both an 80,000 square foot manufacturing facility and 15,000 square foot warehouse/staging facility. The buildings and property are owned by the Morgan County Economic Development Board with a lease/tenant agreement to Tennier Industries. There is both a 6 inch water and 6 inch sewer line to the property as well as 3 phase power. This park is less than forty miles from Interstate 75. For more details - contact the Morgan County Economic Development Board at 423-346-9400.

Other Available Sites

  1. Advanced Machine Building
    102 Guy Jones Rd
    Coalfield , TN
    8,400 sq. ft

  2. Tennford Weaving Building
    3519 Morgan County Highway
    Wartburg , TN
    38,371 sq. ft

  3. 3796 Airport Rd
    Rockwood, TN
    Marble Masters Building
    13,000 sq. ft

To Contact a Local Real Estate Agent please visit the Business Directory

Business Development Incentives

Morgan County Incentives:

  1. Morgan County is a TVA Special Opportunity County. Because of this designation, TVA SOC loan funds are available to potential industries based on the number of jobs created. For more information click here.

  2. County Micro-Loan Fund. Morgan County has, in conjunction with USDA Rural Development, a revolving loan fund to help small business in the county. Loans are capped at $10,000 each with payback periods as long as 60 months. The interest rate for this program is very competitive. For more details contact:

    United Business Resources, Inc.
    P.O. Box 979
    Wartburg, TN 37887
    Tel: 423-346-3000.

  3. Industrial Revenue Bonds are available to qualifying industries with proper approval. Contact the Morgan County Executive’s office at 423-346-6288.

  4. Much of the county is located in a HUB Zone (historically underutilized business zone) which can help on federal contracts. For more information click here.

  5. The Morgan County Economic Development Board owns several business properties and buildings and can tailor their own incentive package to meet specific industrial customer needs. For more details about this program call 423-346-9400 or send an email to

State Incentives:

For information on state incentives for industry please follow the links listed below:

Grants and Loans for Businesses.
Grant and Loans for Small Businesses.
BERO Rural Micro Loan.
Small Business Energy Loans.
Job Training Programs.

Workforce Development

For additional statistics related to the workforce in Morgan County, click here.

For information on unemployment rates in the county and surrounding area, please click here.

For workforce information including unemployment offices and unemployment, click here.