Aerospace and Defense

The Boeing Company, Airbus Group, Raytheon Company, Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, Embraer, and Bell Helicopter are just a few of the more than 2,400 Advanced Manufacturing firms that call the TVA region their home.  Led by the aerospace and defense industries, Advanced Manufacturing in the TVA region also supports aviation, chemicals, and metals manufacturing & processing.
The seven-state TVA region offers a prime location for companies in Advanced Manufacturing, providing them close proximity to customers and suppliers, an educated and innovative workforce, superior value, and reliable power.

Educated and Innovative

  • 14% growth in student graduate output from the region’s 251 technical schools, colleges and universities
  • 14% growth in student graduate output from the region’s 251 technical schools, colleges, and universities
  • 7 Airframe & Power Plant (A&P) schools
  • 4 Universities with aerospace-related programs
  • 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
  • Ample transportation networks
  • Low business & personal taxation rates
  • Affordable 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. 

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