About the TVA Region

Transportation-Related Manufacturing

The Tennessee Valley is the largest automotive aluminum sheet-producing region, and the second largest auto production corridor in the country. Centrally located in the southern U.S., the world’s third largest economy, the TVA region provides the competitive cost, world-class reliability, and expanding capacity to maximize your business performance.

Download a map of aluminum production facilities, and learn how TVA’s diverse generation portfolio helps maintain low costs and high reliability!

Welcome to the Valley, Mazda-Toyota! If you’re an automotive supplier, you’ve landed in the right place to check for available properties in the TVA region.

Skilled and Growing

  • Nearly 190,000 workers employed in transportation-related manufacturing, a 40% increase since 2010
  • 14% growth in student graduate output from the region’s 251 technical schools, colleges, and universities
  • Competitive wage rates that are 6% lower than U.S. average in transportation manufacturing

Competitive. Reliable. Diverse.

  • Largest public power company in the U.S.
  • Competitive rates – Lowest among peer utilities
  • Industry standard transmission reliability
  • 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

Industry Epicenter

Along with Mazda-Toyota’s $1.6 billion megasite in Huntsville, AL, that is slated to create 4,000 jobs, the Valley’s track record in transportation manufacturing continues to impress as production and exports soar. Industry highlights:

  • The Valley connects two major U.S. automotive manufacturing corridors across the Midwest and Eastern U.S.
  • Home to four of the top 10 states for auto manufacturing (Center for Automotive Research, 2015)
  • Eight best performing metros for transportation-related manufacturing
  • Exports $13.6 billion annually in transportation-related products
  • Produces nearly 1.3 million vehicles annually

* For available automotive supplier properties located within a 1-2 hour drive time around the Valley’s latest OEM, click here.

The TVA region is home to a variety of both foreign and domestic OEMs and seven of the top 20 global automotive suppliers including:

Automotive OEMs
GM (2)
Transportation-Related OEMs
Carlisle Tires
Cooper Tire & Rubber
Titan Tire
Top 20 Global Suppliers
Calsonic Kansei
Johnson Controls

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.


TVA highlights Transportation