‘The List’ examines segments of Knoxville marketplace

Did you know one-third of all manufacturing jobs in Tennessee support the automotive industry? I didn’t until I read Shelley Kimel’s weekly “The List” feature on Knoxvillebiz.com.
For the Shelley Kimelpast 10 years, the News Sentinel has been publishing The Book of Lists, a directory that ranks local businesses in dozens of industry categories. More recently, though, Kimel, one of our business writers, began producing a digital feature dissecting one of the lists each week, examining how the rankings have changed in the past year. She often creates an interactive map, as well.
Her most recent list ranked local auto-parts manufacturers.  Other recent lists have looked at independent insurance agencies, hospital and physician groupsmedia production companies, and life science and medical device firms.