Johnson City company brings 100 jobs to Hancock County
A project produced to help one of Tennessee's most economically distressed counties got good news from Governor Bill Haslam on Monday.
A state-funded call center facility constructed in the Hancock County Industrial Park in Sneedville will have 100 new jobs infused into the location by Johnson City-based Allied Dispatch Solutions, LLC, according to a report from Haslam's office.
The center will be available for lease at no cost to Allied and fulfills the objective of the state's Economic and Community Development initiative called Project 95- a combination of federal and state resources pooled together to foster economic growth.
Hancock County ranks at or near the bottom of Tennessee counties in poverty rate, unemployment, per capita income and other economic indicators, according to state statistics.