Medical sciences company Pronova Solutions is coming to Blount County, and it’s bringing 500 jobs and $52 million in capital investment, officials said this morning.
Officials with the Blount Partnership, Knox County, Innovation Valley, Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with officials from ProNova Solutions, this morning announced the company has agreed to become the anchor tenant at the Pellissippi Place technology research and development park. The park is on the Oak Ridge Corridor located at the end of the Pellissippi Parkway in Alcoa. ProNova, which intends to commercialize a next-generation, compact proton therapy system as part of the latest in cancer treatment technology, is slated to construct two facilities on 26 acres on the West side of the property to house its corporate headquarters along with a research and commercialization laboratory, according to a Blount Partnership news release. Its product strategy is to develop, produce and deliver a smaller, lighter and more energy efficient proton therapy system, officials said.