Where Passion Becomes Purpose
There is so much more to the story of Unicoi County when it comes to employment. From its roots as a “railroad town”, the county has evolved into a diverse economy driven by technology, manufacturing, agriculture and tourism.
Since the late 1950s, Erwin has been home to one of the most advanced energy manufacturing centers in the world. The BWXT facility is now a thriving operation engaged in breakthrough technologies that power the U.S. Navy’s fleet of aircraft carriers and submarines. Employment opportunities range from engineering, environmental science, logistics, security and manufacturing.
Erwin’s Industrial Park is a center for manufacturers of a variety of plastic products, a distribution center for building materials and a prefabricated buildings operation. The county is also home to robust manufacturing operations involved in the production of automotive components.
When it comes to the great outdoors, several multimillion-dollar companies involved in agriculture offer employment in a variety of roles. The county’s leadership in outdoor adventure is quickly growing the number of job opportunities ranging from adventure guides to hospitality. A local hospital and senior living facilities provide job opportunities for healthcare workers and the school system boasts more than 200 employees ranging from administrators and teachers to foodservice and student transportation.
But that is just the beginning when it comes to your job search when you live in Unicoi County. Just minutes from larger population centers (Johnson City, Kingsport and Bristol TN and Asheville, NC). So, you can follow your passion for a fulfilling career it literally any field in a nearby city and come home to the most beautiful and safe home every night when you live in Unicoi County.