A few days ago, I met a gentleman who represented a large national company – what I call a new economy business – who was looking at a building I am marketing. He was looking for a 20,000+/- square foot customer call center to augment at least two existing call centers in
My contact was purely an operations person, charged with opening and running the facility. We spent time reviewing the floor plans, parking, presence of fiber, power redundancy, emergency power generation, etc. He indicated that there were three properties in
The reasons I choose to share this experience are two: First, everyone knows this company and what they do, and the company would be a fabulous addition to the community. Second, I wanted to relate what this gentleman told me because it raised many questions about our city. He explained that despite his preference for
Certainly, I am aware of
I began wondering if not knowing about our city’s assets may be the reason for our image problem. Recently, I have had to explain to numerous Knoxvillians about our very own Big Ears Festival which was covered and well received by Rolling Stone, The New York Times and Spin Magazine.
So, what are our best assets? Many would say that