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Aerospace and Defense

The Boeing Company, Airbus Group, Raytheon Company, Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, Embraer, and Bell Helicopter are a sampling of the more than 2,400 aerospace and defense firms that call the TVA region home. The aerospace and defense industry in the TVA region also supports aviation, chemicals, and metals manufacturing & processing.

Continued growth in aerospace and defense is supported through our close proximity to customers and suppliers, an educated and innovative workforce, superior value, and reliable power.

Educated and Innovative

  • Growing workforce of 4.6 million
  • 14% growth in student graduate output from the region’s 251 technical schools, colleges, and universities
  • Major R&D facilities – Oak Ridge National Laboratory, NASA, Arnold Engineering, Redstone Arsenal, and Marshall Flight Center

Access and Value

  • One-day drive from 75% of U.S. Population
  • Robust infrastructure including:
    • 10 interstate highways
    • Eight major railways
    • Two international and 10 commercial airports
    • Access to eight deepwater ports via Class-1 rail carrier
    • More than 1,500 available properties listed on TVAsites.com
  • Low business & personal taxation rates
  • Low cost of living

Competitive. Reliable. Diverse.

  • Largest public power company in the U.S.
  • Competitive rates – Lowest among peer utilities
  • 99.999% transmission reliability since 2000
  • Diverse power generation portfolio of nuclear, hydro, fossil, and renewables with over 52% non-emitting generation
  • TVA will have a 60% reduction in carbon emissions by 2020

In addition to competitively priced and reliable power, companies considering the TVA region have access to a host of resources to aid in their location search including market research, site evaluation and technical services, and financing and incentive programs.