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Why Locate a Business in Louisville?

We are a vibrant and growing community located on the banks of Fort Loudon Reservoir and in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Our location in proximity to the lake, the mountains and the neighboring cities of Alcoa, Knoxville, Maryville and Oak Ridge makes living here convenient to the majority of work locales in the area. Our population has shown significant growth over the last 25 years, growing from 750 in 1990 to more than 4000 in 2015. In addition to our growing population, thousands of vehicles travel our roads and streets daily as people from a large population base surrounding Louisville travel to and from work and other activities. We also have the highest per capita income of any municipality in Blount County.

Here in Louisville, we believe that one of the most important functions of local government is to help those investing their time and resources in businesses and creating jobs in this area. One way we strive to meet that obligation is by providing government services at a reasonable cost and removing unreasonable economic and regulatory barriers and obstacles to that success. As a committed no-property tax community, Louisville provides businesses with exposure to a growing and economically viable customer base at an annual tax burden significantly below that of neighboring municipalities.

When the annual property tax savings are extrapolated over the lifetime of your business investment, the savings can be substantial. If you have any questions about doing business in Louisville, give us a call. Better yet, stop by and see us and let us discuss how we can help you be successful.

Town of Louisville Business License

All businesses must be issued a business license from both Town of Louisville [for more information call (865) 681-1983] and Blount County clerk’s office: Blounttn