- Research & Data
Assistant Commissioner, Business and Workforce Development
Our state is home to some of the world’s most recognized consumer brands, including Monogram Refrigeration, Whirlpool, Thomas & Betts, LG Electronics and Electrolux. Appliance and electric manufacturers choose Tennessee for our ideal business climate and close proximity to major U.S. markets, but they stay for our skilled, abundant workforce.
Approximately 15,600+ Tennesseans manufacture household appliances, lamps, lighting fixtures, motors, transformers, switchboards and batteries at 160+ establishments. With the fourth highest employment concentration in the U.S. for appliance manufacturing, TN is ready to provide the trained talent your business requires.
In 2020, Tennessee appliance companies exported $1.3 billion in appliance and electrical equipment and components.
Tennessee’s growth in several of the appliance industry sectors is significantly higher than the national average. Our momentum in the appliance industry continues to build Tennessee’s global reputation for manufacturing. Since 2017, household appliance manufacturers made approximately 1,800+ new job commitments in Tennessee including multiple project announcements from LG Group.
Tennesseans employed by electrical and appliance manufacturer establishments
Electrical and appliance establishments in Tennessee
Billion in appliance and electrical equipment and component exports