TVA Target Industries
The industry strengths of the TVA region are as diverse as the region itself. Advanced manufacturing, aerospace, data centers, food processing, and transportation-related manufacturing, are just a few of our region’s assets.
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International Business
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
The TVA region offers many advantages to advanced manufacturing industries, including a strong existing industry presence and research and development capabilities through institutions such as Oak Ridge National Laboratory, NASA, Arnold Engineering, Redstone Arsenal, and Marshall Flight Center.
General Manufacturing
The Tennessee Valley has a rich history in many manufacturing industry sectors from chemicals and wood products to metals and a wide range of consumer product manufacturing.  There are over 600,000 individuals employed in manufacturing within the Valley with a wide range of skill sets from machining and welding to industrial maintenance and other manufacturing trades.
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.
Food Processing
The Valley's successful food and beverage companies all use the same recipe. They start with low business costs, and then add an educated, technically skilled workforce, a central location, and an unbeatable lifestyle. It all adds up to the best location for growing food-related companies.
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.