Springtime at Carter Mansion, Elizabethton

Summer at the Rhododendron Festival, Roan Mountain

Fall at Ripshin Lake, Carter County

Snow covered Roan Mountain, Carter County

“Naturally Nice”

As a gateway to the Southern Highlands, Carter County is known for its beautiful natural sites. From the Watauga River, a trophy trout stream, to the peaceful waters of Watauga Lake, along the winding Appalachian Trail to the mile high Rhododendron Gardens on Roan Mountain, there’s something for everyone.

With the 2000 mile Appalachian Trail as the centerpiece, hikers, campers, walkers and nature enthusiasts have a wide selection of destinations. Waterfalls, lakes, mountain views and trails through peaceful forests allow visitors to choose any level of activity (or inactivity) that suits their fancy.

Whether you’re looking for a change of scenery, a summer get-away, or maybe even a new place to call home, Carter County is the place for you. Come on down, we’re Naturally Nice!

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Team Tennessee Times – January 3, 2018

Metrican Stamping Expanding in Dickson Metrican Stamping, LLC announced last week it will undergo a major expansion in Dickson. The metal stamping and components manufacturer will invest $18.9 million and create more than 100 jobs in Middle Tennessee. Here are more details about Metrican's expansion in Dickson County. TNECD Kicks Off Third Round of Marketing

Northeast Tennessee Regional Economic Partnership – January 2, 2018

Johnson City ranks 10th among top Southern cities for job growth in 2017 The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that a study of employment trends by 24/7 Wall Street found Nashville, Morristown, Chattanooga and Johnson City ranked fifth, sixth, ninth and 10th among Southern cities for employment growth. Read More Region’s governments unite

Team Tennessee Times – December 27, 2017

Lawrenceburg Lands Two Big Projects, 300-Plus Jobs and $13M Investment Last week was a busy one for Lawrenceburg. On Monday, Cabinets to Go announced plans to expand its operations in Lawrence County. The Lawrenceburg-based cabinet and flooring company is investing $6.5 million to jumpstart a new hardwood flooring production line. Cabinets