Jamie Stitt

Assistant Commissioner, Business and Workforce Development

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
312 Rosa L. Parks Ave., Nashville, TN 37243
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Advanced Manufacturing

A legacy of innovation

TENNESSEE HAS ALL THE TOOLS YOU NEED FOR ADVANCED MANUFACTURING SUCCESS.

Tennessee combines a history of innovation with a skilled workforce and business-friendly climate to meet today’s high-tech manufacturing demands.

That’s why Tennessee is a high-tech hotbed, with some of the most sophisticated manufacturing facilities in the world located right here.

Our commitment to innovation has landed Tennessee at the forefront of today’s manufacturing renaissance. Advanced manufacturing touches everything we produce here from start-ups to brands like LG Electronics, which established its largest U.S. home appliance operation here in Tennessee.

To stay competitive, your company needs a steady pipeline of qualified workers who can excel in this new manufacturing environment. Tennessee leads the nation in developing and maintaining an educated, well-trained workforce.

Tennessee exports more than $24 billion in manufactured goods annually. Our largest categories of exported products include transportation equipment, computer and electronic products, and chemicals.

Advanced manufacturing job creation in Tennessee far outpaces national growth, with employment concentration 42% higher than the national average.

Tennessee is the right place for your manufacturing needs. An ideal location, affordable cost of doing business and competitive wage mean a more efficient operation and increased revenues.

Quick Facts

170K+

Tennesseans employed by advanced manufacturing establishments

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2,300+

Advanced manufacturing establishments in Tennessee

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$10+

Billion in capital investment since 2014

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35K+

New job commitments since 2014

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$24+

Billion in products exported annually

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24K+

Advanced manufacturing-related graduates since 2012

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Employment concentration in advanced manufacturing is 42% above the national average

LG Electronics

Nissan

Volkswagen

Colgate-Palmolive

Eastman Chemical

Tennessee is proud to promote

the company we keep

Advanced Manufacturing Employment by County

Knoxville