Blount County is comprised of small towns, rural bedroom communities and family farms, a welcome relief from the fast-paced life of the big city, where large portions of its residents work.
Clean air, beautiful scenery, a low crime rate and good school systems are just a few of the reasons Blount County is so attractive. The landscape of hills and valleys, orchards, pastures, rushing white-water streams, covered bridges and small towns has developed an economy based on conservation and wise use of the land.
Agriculture remains a key component in the county’s economy. Blount ranks as the fourth-largest poultry producer and is home to the eighth-largest volume of cattle in the state.
The county’s non-farm economy is primarily composed of tourism based on the area’s natural attractions, residential growth based on commuters and retirees, and small, non-polluting manufacturers.
Source: Blount-Oneonta Chamber of Commerce, www.coveredbridge.org.