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Foreign Direct Investment

Foreign direct investment is a rapidly growing sector, with many Asian and European countries showing interest in our region. More than 1,000 multinational companies have found success in the Valley including global giants LG Appliances, GlaxoSmithKline, Hankook Tire, Magna, Nissan, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Yokohama. These companies find value in our central location, ample transportation network, and competitive cost environment.

In addition to competitively priced and reliable power, companies considering the Valley 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.

Recent FDI Locations & Expansions

  • Topre America in Rutherford County, TN invested $60 million and created 150 jobs
  • DENSO Manufacturing in Blount County, TN invested $1 billion and created 1,000 jobs
  • Toyota-Mazda in Huntsville, AL invested $1.6 billion and created 4,000 jobs
  • AGC Glass North America in Hawkins County, TN invested $40 million and created 85 jobs
  • Takahata in Scott County, TN invested $9.7 million and created 80 jobs
  • Taeyang Metal Industrial Co. in Simpson County, KY invested $15.6 million and created 76 jobs
  • DAE-IL Corp. in Calloway County, KY invested $50 million and created 120 jobs
  • Hörmann LLC in White County, TN invested $64 million and created 200 jobs

Skilled and Growing

  • More than 10 million people across 186 counties
  • 4.67 million workers in the region
  • 14% growth in student graduate output from the region’s 251 technical schools, colleges, and universities
  • Competitive wage rates averaging 17% lower than the U.S. average

Access and Value

  • One-day drive from 75% of U.S. population
  • Ample transportation networks
  • Low business & personal taxation rates
  • Affordable cost of living

Competitive. Reliable. Diverse.

  • One of the nation’s largest utility providers
  • Competitive rates
  • 99.999% transmission reliability
  • Diverse portfolio of nuclear, hydro, fossil, and renewables