Location & Infrastructure
Connected to the World.
With eight exits along Interstate 26, the CSX rail system in the county, and additional transportation options less than an hour away, Unicoi County is a strategic choice for businesses. Interstate 26 runs right through the county and offers travelers incredible views of the surrounding landscape, as well as connection to Interstate 81, just 30 miles away. The Tri-Cities Regional Airport, 40 minutes away, is designated as a Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) #204. Unicoi County borders North Carolina, and travelers can get to the Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) in less than an hour.
Unicoi County has solid infrastructure. The fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service, providing 1 Gbps connectivity to homes, businesses, and schools, is the first of its kind in rural Appalachia. Plus, the combination of quality utility services, including water, electricity, natural gas, sewer, and broadband, and the rich history of its hardworking residents, makes Unicoi County a smart choice for any business.
Interstate 26 has eight access points in Unicoi County, easily connects to Interstate 81 and Interstate 40.
The Tri-Cities Airport (TRI) is the nearest commercial service airport, 30 minutes away in Blountville, Tennessee. Unicoi County borders North Carolina, and travelers can get to the Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) in less than an hour.
The CSX rail system services Erwin providing local businesses and industries with direct access.
Charleston, SC is the nearest seaport and within a day's round-trip drayage from Unicoi County.
|Nearest Commercial Service Airport||Tri-Cities Regional|
|Distance to Nearest Commercial Service Airport||31 miles|
|Daily Flights At Nearest Commercial Service Airport||32|
|Nearest General Aviation Airport||Johnson City|
|Distance to Nearest General Aviation Airport||19.2 miles|
|Runway Length at Nearest General Aviation Airpot||3,000'|
|Mean Travel Time to Work (Minutes)||21.9|
|Access of Interstate||I-26|
|Nearest Port (From County Seat)||Charleston, SC|
|Railroads Serving County||CSX|