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“Tennessee always sets the bar high in meeting all of the priorities of businesses evaluating locations in the Volunteer State, whether it’s customized workforce training, pre-certified sites or lower industrial electricity costs.” – BF Editor in Chief Jack Rogers
We believe in high expectations, low debt and a pro-business regulatory environment. Tennessee is proud to be a right-to-work state with no personal income tax on wages. Our state and local tax burdens are among the lowest in the country, and our state budget operates with a healthy surplus rather than a deficit.Learn More
Million Tennesseans employed within the private sector
Million Tennesseans with a high school degree or higher
In the U.S. for advanced industry job growth
Select cities from the list below to discover how far Tennessee cities are from key metropolitan areas in the U.S.
We have learned that “Made in Tennessee” means something special in the global business community. We’re recognized around the world for the high quality of our craftsmanship and the artisan strength of our workforce, the honest, hardworking people of Tennessee.Business Climate
In the U.S. for FDI job creation (2013 and 2015)
In the U.S. for global access and infrastructure
In the U.S. for the lowest state debt per capita (Fiscal Year 2014)
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