Forbes magazine has released its first-ever ranking of America’s employers by individual states.
Several companies either based or having a presence in Knoxville made the top 10.
University of Tennessee Medical Center is no. 3 and the Tennessee Valley Authority is fourth. East Tennessee Children’s Hospital came in at sixth and the University of Tennessee-Knoxville at no. 8.
Publix and Costco took the top two positions.
In all, four of the top ten companies are located or headquartered right here on Rocky Top.