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Reasons to Relocate

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Sparta - White County Chamber
931-836-3552
executive@whitecountytn.gov
16 West Bockman Way, Sparta, TN 38583
http://www.sparta-chamber.net

Location

  • Centrally located in the southeastern United States
  • Within a one day drive time of the major population centers on the East Coast
  • Located within a 15-minute drive of I-40 by 4-lane highway for east to west movement
  • Located within a 45-minute drive to I-24 by 4-lane highway for movement north to south

Transportation

  • Home of the award-winning Upper Cumberland Regional Airport
  • 6,700 foot runway with an ILS approach; and two separate high-tech GPS approach systems
  • Rail service by short line railroad at selected sites

Workforce

  • Availability of a trained mature workforce
  • Right to Work State

Taxes

  • Low tax state with no state income tax
  • Local taxes below the national average

Incentives

  • Local tax abatements
  • Low interest loans and training assistance

Health Care

  • Excellent rural community hospital with numerous physician specialties within county
  • Life Force Medical Helicopter stationed at the local airport

Education

  • White County Schools committed to meeting the needs of the 21st Century
  • Schools meet all guidelines established by the federal No Child Left Behind legislation
  • Test scores rank consistently above national and state averages
  • Approximately 75% of the teachers hold advanced degrees (beyond Bachelors Degree)
  • Post secondary options include: Motlow State Community College in Sparta, Tennessee Technological University, a four-year engineering university, as well as several additional community college options within 30 miles.

Climate

  • Mild climate with four distinct seasons

Recreation

  • Abundance of natural resources for outdoor activities including hiking, horseback riding, boating, fishing, hunting and related activities
  • Two state parks within county, six state parks located within 30 minute drive, wildlife management area, state natural area, top waterfall and hiker destination
  • Center Hill Lake with boating and fishing opportunities, and more than 30 golf courses within a 50-mile radius

Crime Rate

  • Low crime rate, well below the national average