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

  • 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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