Today ProNova Solutions will officially break ground on it's newest facility in East Tennessee.
The facility will be located at Pellissippi Place on Old Knoxville Highway at the end of Pellissippi Parkway in Blount County.
In February this year the company agreed to become the anchor tenant at the Pellissippi Place technology research and development park.
The announcement represents an investment of $52 million and the creation of 500 new positions in Blount County.
Construction will be broken into two phases.
By 2015, 110 people will be employed at the site; by 2018 it will reach its goal of 500 employees at Pellissippi Place.
The company was attracted to the location for several reasons, including its ties to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Oak Ridge, as well as its proximity to McGhee Tyson Airport.