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 supports a variety of companies in composites, chemicals, electronics, plastics, additive manufacturing, and metals manufacturing & processing.

The seven-state TVA region supports growth in the Advanced Manufacturing industry with a 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
    14% growth in student graduate output from the region’s 251 technical schools, colleges, and universities
     

Access and Value

  • One-day drive from 75% of U.S. Population
  • Robust infrastructure including:
    • 10 interstate highways
    • 8 major railways
    • 2 international and 10 commercial airports
    • Access to 8 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 56% 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 seven-state TVA region have access to a host of resources to aid in their location search including market research, site evaluation and technical services, as well as a number of financing and incentive programs. 

Explore data on Advanced Manufacturing from the Tennessee Valley and each of its sub-regions below.
 
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