A landmark 27-floor office tower with spectacular riverside and Smoky Mountains views is the home of the First Tennessee Plaza business center at the very heart of downtown Knoxville. Situated on the seventh floor of a distinctive glass-curtained building that is one of the city's most prestigious addresses and an icon of its skyline, the business center is at the hub of Knoxville's business and government activity. The business center benefits from onsite amenities, and offsite alternatives within walking distance, plus ample parking and close proximity to I-40 and I-75. Nearby is the campus of the University of Tennessee, which has attracted research and development firms to the city - joining many companies from all industries now based in the Knoxville metropolitan area, including the HQs of some of the biggest corporates in the US. Financial and other professional services are important to the local economy, but so is manufacturing, education, health and retail.