Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. plans to locate its new Research and Development Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. The technology consulting firm expects to invest more than $3.6 million and create 52 new jobs in Knox County over the next five years.
Booz Allen is investing in the expansion of its engineering business by locating a research and development facility in Knoxville. Activities at this facility will include engineering, prototyping and testing for a variety of technical systems.
“We look forward to supporting our clients with the diverse, talented workforce in and around Knox County, further drawing on the region’s vibrant business and academic communities that make Knoxville an essential hub for supporting mission-critical work,” said Booz Allen Hamilton Chief Innovation Officer Susan Penfield.
“I am glad that Booz Allen has decided to locate new operations and create 52 new jobs in Knoxville. Companies invest more than $4 billion in research and development annually in Tennessee, and it’s wonderful that this company has seen the advantages of doing business in our state. I look forward to seeing Booz Allen succeed in Tennessee and wish them future success,” Governor Bill Lee said.
“Tennessee continues to be a hub for science and technology and supports R&D in small businesses, large corporations and several internationally recognized research institutions. I appreciate Booz Allen for choosing to locate new operations in Knoxville and for creating 52 high quality jobs in Knox County,” TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe said.
“Congrats to the entire team at Booz Allen Hamilton for selecting Knox County, Tennessee as a location for an R&D Center. We call this region the Innovation Valley, and when companies like Booz Allen locate here it validates that we are serious about recruiting advanced technology jobs that can utilize the many world-class assets we have in our neighborhood including the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Lab. I look forward to helping their team connect and continue to grow their footprint in Knox County,” noted Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs.
“I’m excited that Booz Allen Hamilton is opening a new operation in the Knoxville area with 52 advanced technology jobs. Knoxville offers Booz Allen a great place to do business and great amenities for its employees: a vibrant and walkable downtown, friendly people, great outdoor recreation amenities, technology assets and a general can-do spirit. We look forward to helping the company grow and be successful here,” Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero added.