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A twin city located on the Tennessee/Virginia border, Bristol is proudly known as “Home of the World's Fastest Half-Mile” and the “Birthplace of Country Music.”

Bristol’s message, “A Good Place to Live," is showcased on Bristol’s famous sign spanning State Street, which serves as the city’s dividing line between Tennessee and Virginia. Bristol is home to hundreds of thousands of tourists each year. A majority of those visitors are race fans. Twice a year, more than 160,000 people descend on Bristol to watch NASCAR action on the sport's most popular track, Bristol Motor Speedway.

The annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, a three-day music festival held in the city’s historic downtown, pays homage to the Twin City’s role in the popularity of country and bluegrass music. The event attracts more than 30,000 people from across the globe each year.

Downtown Bristol continues to experience a renaissance, with expansion and renovation projects to existing buildings for additional retail, office space and loft living. These developments, coupled with a cutting-edge infrastructure that attracts new companies and allows existing companies to grow, will keep Bristol moving forward.

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*List only includes manufacturing companies.
Robinette Co. - Corporate HQ
250 Blackley Road
Bristol, TN 37620
(423) 968-7800

Number of Employees: 325


Bristol Metals, LLC
390 Bristol Metals Road
Bristol, TN 37620
(423) 989-4700

Number of Employees: 310


Seaman Corp. - Industrial Fabric Div.
225 N. Industrial Drive
Bristol, TN 37625
(423) 989-5200

Number of Employees: 142


Tri-City Extrusions, Inc.
1610 Arkansas Avenue
Bristol, TN 37621
(423) 764-8931

Number of Employees: 130


Royal Mouldings Limited
328 Industrial Drive
Bristol, TN 37620
(423) 989-5755

Number of Employees: 100


Bristol Custom Solution
1625 Bluff City Hwy.
Bristol, TN 37620
(423) 652-2400

Number of Employees: 52


Triad Packaging, Inc.
100 Industrial Drive
Bristol, TN 37620
(423) 764-5195

Number of Employees: 50


Dr. Reddys Laboratories
201 Industrial Drive
Bristol, TN 37620
(423) 652-3100

Number of Employees: 46


DLH Industries
2233 Weaver Pike
Bristol, TN 37620
(423) 573-9660

Number of Employees: 45


Ross Prestressed Concrete, Inc.
1870 Hwy. 11W
Bristol, TN 37620
(423) 323-1777

Number of Employees: 35


Workforce

Bristol's recreational opportunities, beautiful surroundings and appreciation for its rich history are complemented by a well-trained and dedicated workforce committed to excellence.

Featuring industry-leading companies such as Exide Technologies, Touchstone Wireless and King Pharmaceuticals, the city enjoys a well-balanced industrial, agricultural and manufacturing base. Bristol’s employers serve a number of markets, including batteries, electronics, pharmaceuticals, mining machinery, aluminum products, compressors, apparel, textiles, copper wire, vacuum cleaner and food products.

The city's infrastructure is guided by a cutting-edge fiber-optic network that provides customized, reliable, high-speed data services, enabling businesses to operate efficiently and competitively in the 21st century.

Bristol's access to a regional workforce of approximately a half-million people represents a significant opportunity for new businesses and incoming developers to benefit from the area's talented workers.

The following colleges and universities are located within three hours of Bristol.


Tennessee
Carson-Newman College - Jefferson City
Cleveland State Community College - Cleveland
Crown College - Powell
East Tennessee State University - Johnson City
East Tennessee State University at Bristol
Hiwassee College - Madisonville
Johnson Bible College - Knoxville
King College - Bristol
Kingsport Center for Higher Education - Kingsport
Knoxville College - Knoxville
Lee University - Cleveland
Lincoln Memorial - Harrogate
Maryville College - Maryville
Milligan College - near Elizabethton
Northeast State Technical Community College - Blountville
Pellissippi State Technical Community College - Knoxville
Roane State Community College - Harriman
Tennessee Wesleyan College - Athens
Tusculum College - Greeneville
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Walters State Community College - Morristown

Virginia
Appalachian College of Pharmacy - Grundy
Appalachian School of Law - Grundy
Bluefield College - Bluefield
Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Blacksburg
Emory & Henry College - Emory
Graham Bible College - Bristol
Hollins University - Roanoke
Jefferson College of Health Sciences - Roanoke
Mountain Empire Community College - Big Stone Gap
New River Community College - Dublin
Radford University - Radford
Roanoke College - Salem
Southwest Virginia Community College - Richlands
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center - Abingdon
University of Virginia's College at Wise - Wise
Virginia Highlands Community College - Abingdon
Virginia Intermont College - Bristol
Virginia Tech - Blacksburg
Virginia Western Community College - Roanoke
Wytheville Community College - Wytheville

North Carolina
Appalachian State University - Boone
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College - Asheville
Brevard College - Brevard
Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute - Hudson
Catawba Valley Community College - Hickory
Forsyth Technical Community College - Winston-Salem
Gardner-Webb University - Boiling Springs
Haywood Community College - Clyde
Isothermal Community College - Spindale
Lees-McRae College - Banner Elk
Lenoir-Rhyne College - Hickory
Mars Hill College - Mars Hill
Maryland Community College - Spruce Pine
McDowell Technical Community College - Marion
Montreat College - Montreat
Piedmont Baptist College - Winston-Salem
Salem College - Winston-Salem
Southwestern Community College - Sylva
Surry Community College - Dobson
University of North Carolina at Asheville
University of North Carolina School of the Arts - Winston-Salem
Warren Wilson College - Asheville
Western Carolina University - Cullowhee
Western Piedmont Community College - Morganton
Wilkes Community College - Wilkesboro
Winston-Salem State University - Winston-Salem

Local Schools

Anderson Elementary
Avoca Elementary
Belle Meadows Baptist Church TN Campus (Private – Elementary)
Central Elementary
Fairmount Elementary
Haynesfield Elementary
Holston View Elementary
Tennessee High
The Academy at King (Private – High School)
Vance Middle
Recognized as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People in North America by America’s Promise, Bristol offers large-city amenities while retaining a small-town American way of life.
Best known for hosting NASCAR events at the famed Bristol Motor Speedway and for attracting an increasing number of attendees for the annual Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival, these events are just the foundation for what Bristol has to offer.

The city’s abundance of cultural opportunities appeal to all ages. Whether it’s enjoying dozens of specialty gift shops, cafes, restaurants, antique shops and music in Bristol’s downtown historic district or spending a day at Steele Creek Park – the third largest municipal park in the state – Bristol offers indoor and outdoor fun for everyone.

Those interested in the performing arts can discover Bristol’s wealth of culture throughout the year at The Paramount Center for the Arts or Theatre Bristol. A number of concerts are also held throughout the year at the Downtown Center and on historic State Street via the Great on State music series.

Quality of Life

Quality of Life Recognized as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People in North America by America’s Promise, Bristol offers large-city amenities while retaining a small-town American way of life.
Best known for hosting NASCAR events at the famed Bristol Motor Speedway and for attracting an increasing number of attendees for the annual Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival, these events are just the foundation for what Bristol has to offer.

The city’s abundance of cultural opportunities appeal to all ages. Whether it’s enjoying dozens of specialty gift shops, cafes, restaurants, antique shops and music in Bristol’s downtown historic district or spending a day at Steele Creek Park – the third largest municipal park in the state – Bristol offers indoor and outdoor fun for everyone.

Those interested in the performing arts can discover Bristol’s wealth of culture throughout the year at The Paramount Center for the Arts or Theatre Bristol. A number of concerts are also held throughout the year at the Downtown Center and on historic State Street via the Great on State music series.