TVA Target Industries
The industry strengths of the TVA region are as diverse as the region itself. Advanced manufacturing, aerospace and defense, data centers, consumer and industrial products, and transportation-related manufacturing, are just a few of our region’s assets.
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Foreign Direct Investment
The seven-state region of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is home to over 1,000 multi-national companies that recognize the benefits of our central location, comprehensive incentive packages, low tax rates, a highly skilled labor force, and a region that provides solutions to investors’ needs.
Advanced Manufacturing

Siemens, Lifetime, Alcoa, 3M, GKN, Electrolux, BASF, Wacker, Carpenter Technologies, and LG Appliances are just a few of the Advanced Manufacturing firms that have found success in the Tennessee Valley.  Advanced Manufacturing in the TVA region also supports a variety of companies in composites, chemicals, electronics, plastics, additive manufacturing, and metals manufacturing & processing.

Aerospace and Defense
The Boeing Company, Airbus Group, Raytheon Company, Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, Embraer, and Bell Helicopter are just a few of the more than 2,400 aerospace and defense firms that call the TVA region their home.
Data Centers
The seven-state TVA region offers a prime location for enterprise data centers and technology companies. These businesses can take maximum advantage of the area’s major strengths: competitive electric power rates, excellent reliability and capacity, dual feed capability and business-friendly climate.
Consumer Products
The Valley continues to be an innovative and competitive location for companies in the consumer products industry to meet growing demand through a strong workforce pipeline, robust utility networks, and a strategic location that allows companies to move product efficiently and effectively to both domestic and international markets. 
Industrial Products
The Tennessee Valley has a rich history in manufacturing a wide range of industrial products from chemicals and wood products to metals and other manufacturing. There are more than 132,000 individuals employed in manufacturing within the Tennessee Valley with a wide range of skill sets from machining and welding to industrial maintenance and mechatronics.
Transportation-Related Manufacturing
The TVA region is the second-largest automobile manufacturing region in the country, with approximately 90,000 automotive industry jobs. The Valley is centrally located in the southern United States, the world's third-largest economy.