Economic Development Partners

The University of Tennessee Research Park at Cherokee Farm is located on 188 acres on the banks of the Tennessee River in Knoxville, Tenn. The campus includes 16 building sites that support approximately 1.6 million square feet of development. Parcels are available for immediate development, and plans are underway for research suite leasing.

An array of economic development incentives are available to tenants locating at the UT Research Park. Working with state and local agencies and governments, the UT Research Park has already assembled an impressive collection of value-added benefits for tenants. Contact us today to learn more. Some of the organizations we work with include:


The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development is committed to working with businesses and industry. Responsible for the state’s overall economic growth, the Department of Economic and Community Development is dedicated to helping your business flourish in Tennessee. Learn more.


The Knoxville Chamber is the leading voice for businesses in Knoxville and beyond. It represents over 2,000 businesses of all sizes, providing them with resources designed to make Knoxville America’s Best Business Address®. Learn more.


Innovation Valley, managed by the Knoxville Chamber, consists of eight partner agencies that collaborate on executing Blueprint 2.0. The plan outlines five target recruitment clusters (advanced technology and manufacturing, corporate services, creative media services, energy and transportation) based on an analysis of the region’s world-class resources. Learn more.

The University of Tennessee Research Foundation Business Incubator is a resource for early-stage tech firms spun out of University of Tennessee research and provides affordable business space in an entrepreneurial environment. Learn more.