The Economic Development Board works with the Chamber, local government and regional/state economic agencies to bring new industries to the area. The board’s efforts are global in scope and attract national and international organizations. As an arm of county and city government, the board is jointly funded by the county and the cities of Alcoa and Maryville.

Need a job? Need an employee?

The Job Board is available to Blount Chamber members for a small fee and serves as a great way to match local employers with job seekers specifically searching for a career in the Blount County area.

As an employer, you can:

  • Quickly post new jobs
  • Easily reactivate old jobs
  • Customize your upgrade options
  • Easily feed your jobs to other free job boards
  • Respond to job seekers quicker and easier
  • Track recruiting sources and manage applicantlow
  • Go paperless

As a Job Seeker, go to one location and locate Blount Area jobs by:

  • Employer
  • Position
  • City
  • County


Business Exposure

Getting your business in front of the right people is easier than you think. All members automatically receive the following business exposure opportunities.

Listings in Publications

The Blount Chamber's membership directory and lifestyle book, Basically Blount, is published annually and is distributed in February of each year. Chamber members are listed in this publication alphabetically and categorically. Listings in this directory are free for members, and fee-based ad opportunities are available for those who want additional exposure. For advertising information in the Basically Blount publication, contact Jeff Muir.

Each year Blount County's two local newspapers publish and distribute special sections focused on the Blount Chamber and its members.

  • The Daily Times special publication is published in the late Spring and reaches 22,000 households through subscription and boasts more than 50,000 readers.

For ad information and questions, contact Jeff Muir.

Listing on Website

All Chamber members are listed on the Chamber website ( in the business directory and can be found by the name of business, business category. The Blount Chamber offers free links to member websites. The Chamber website receives more than 10,000 visitors each month. Fee-based advertising is available for members who want to maximize their exposure. For more information, contact Tammi Ford at


The Blount Chamber promotes its members at every opportunity, including member referrals and exposure in the Chamber lobby/welcome center. The Blount Chamber staff refers only Chamber members. The only exception is when a request for a particular service or product is not offered by a Chamber member. The Chamber Board of Directors, the Chamber staff and members are encouraged to do business with Chamber members only.

Brochure and business cards in lobby

Members can get the attention of thousands of tourists, relocates and business people who walk in the Chamber lobby/welcome center each year by displaying brochures and/or business cards in the reception area. Members, next time you're at the Chamber, drop off your brochures/cards at the reception desk.

If you are not a Member, contact Tammi Ford for more information or click here for more information.