Jamie Stitt

Assistant Commissioner of Business and Workforce Development

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

Game-changing technologies. Home field advantage.

Some of the world’s most recognizable brands call Tennessee home. Shouldn’t you?

Business services drive Tennessee’s economy and provide the groundwork for continued innovation and discovery. Tennessee is home to R&D facilities and headquarters that are providing game-changing technologies to businesses, communities and individuals all over the world.

Tennessee is a game changer in the business world. We’re your headquarters for data centers, call centers, corporate innovation, research and development, and new technologies. When it’s time to choose a place to grow your company, Tennessee offers the resources and the workforce to support those vital business services.

A move to Tennessee allows your business to take advantage of our central location, tap into our highly qualified workforce in a right-to-work state, benefit from a low tax burden and collaborate with a business-friendly administration.

The advantages of doing business in Tennessee don’t stop there. A center of science and technology since the 1940s, Tennessee supports R&D in small businesses, large corporations and several internationally recognized research institutions, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Vanderbilt University, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), U.S. Airforce Arnold Engineering Development Complex and the University of Tennessee.

Because of that commitment, Tennessee is home to R&D facilities that provide world-changing technologies to businesses, communities and individuals everywhere.

We have attracted some of the world’s biggest brands to our state. Among those headquartered in Tennessee include FedEx, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), International Paper, Dollar General, Community Health Systems, Unum, AutoZone, Eastman Chemical Company, Nissan North America, Bridgestone, ServiceMaster, Tractor Supply Company and Regal Entertainment Group, just to name a few.

Currently, there are more than 138,000 Tennesseans working in this sector at 10,279 establishments in the state.

Nearly 14,000 Tennesseans work in nearly 250 telephone call centers across the state, with major operations from Asurion, Convergys, Verizon and TRG Customer Solutions.

R&D drives Tennessee’s economy and provides the groundwork for continued innovation and discovery. Let Tennessee’s smart business solutions and skilled workforce become your advantage.

Quick Facts

138K+

Tennesseans employed by business service establishments

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10K+

Business services establishments in Tennessee

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38K+

New jobs created from recent business services projects.

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11

Fortune 500 Companies in Tennessee

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$5.1

Billion in capital investment from recent business services projects

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$4.3

Billion invested annually in research and development

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11 Fortune 500 Companies in Tennessee

Google CEO Sundar Pichai announces Clarksville Data Center

International Paper

Eastman Chemical

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Lyft

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