The industry strengths of the TVA region are as diverse as the region itself. Foreign direct investment, advanced manufacturing, aerospace and defense, consumer and industrial products, and transportation-related manufacturing are just a few of our region’s assets.
The seven-state TVA region is home to more than 1,000 multi-national companies that recognize the benefits of our central location, comprehensive incentive packages, low tax rates, and highly skilled labor force.
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, electronics, plastics, and additive manufacturing.
The Boeing Company, Airbus Group, Raytheon Company, Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, Embraer, and Bell Helicopter are a handful of names among the more than 2,400 aerospace and defense firms that call the TVA region home.
The seven-state TVA region 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 network, and a strategic location that allows companies to move products efficiently and effectively to both domestic and international markets. Bayer Consumer Products, Hershey Foods, Colgate-Palmolive, J.M Smucker Company, General Mills, Mars, and Unilever are among the consumer products companies that thrive in the TVA region.
The seven-state TVA region has a rich history in manufacturing a wide range of industrial products including chemicals, wood products, metals, and more. 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. The Valley is home to many renowned companies in this sector: Louisiana Pacific, International Paper, Du Pont, Alcoa Inc., Nucor Steel, Caterpillar, Whirlpool, and General Electric Appliance.
The region is the second-largest automobile manufacturing region in the country, with approximately 90,000 automotive industry jobs. It’s also home to Mazda-Toyota’s $1.6 billion manufacturing plant in Huntsville, AL that will provide jobs for 4,000 people by 2021. Nissan, Volkswagen, Toyota, GM, Bridgestone, Polaris, and Yokohama have also planted their roots in the Valley.