BTES & City of Bristol Break Ground to Develop Pad-Ready Sites

BTES and the City of Bristol Tennessee hosted a Groundbreaking Celebration for Lots 2 and 3 to develop pad-ready sites at the Bristol Business Park. The project received grants from the State of Tennessee and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to help with this project.

BTES CEO Dr. Mike Browder explained, “The grants awarded to the Bristol Business Park will be used for the clearing, grading, and seeding of two separate sites totaling approximately 22 acres to accommodate a 35,000-square foot building and up to a 200,000-square foot building.”

Through the combined efforts of BTES, the City of Bristol Tennessee, the Tennessee Department of Transportation, the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, and TVA, a complete infrastructure system has already been installed at the Park including roadway, water, sewer, storm drainage, electrical and fiber optic.

"We are excited to join our economic development partners, both here locally and at the state level, in preparing additional sites within the Bristol Business Park for a wide array of business and industrial uses," said Bristol, Tenn. City Manager Bill Sorah. "Working together, we can transform these grant dollars into really meaningful new opportunities for our community.”

At the conclusion of the excavation project, the Bristol Business Park will have three pad-ready sites varying in size helping to mitigate risk for potential projects.

“Bristol’s key strategic advantage is the dedicated team we have in place to put our assets to work,” said Bristol, Tenn. Mayor Mahlon Luttrell. “From our economic development professionals to our engineering staff and even the members of this community. Everyone has a role in telling our story to the world that Bristol is growing, Bristol is built for business, and Bristol is ready for any opportunity that comes our way.”