When it comes to recruiting new businesses to Tennessee, it takes a great team to work the project and see it through to the end. From Shelby County to Johnson County, TNECD collaborates with different communities and agencies on the local level depending on where the company is interested in locating within the state. The players on the recruitment team may change, but a constant teammate is the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).

TVA provides electricity for approximately nine million people in parts of seven southeastern states. The agency works with local power companies and regional, state and community organizations to create economic development opportunities for the TVA region. The economic development division of TVA focuses on attracting and retaining jobs, capital investment, and serving and supporting communities to prepare for economic growth. During fiscal year 2014, more than 43,000 jobs were created or retained in Tennessee.

“The partnership and close relationship we have with TVA is crucial not only when working with clients through the recruitment period, but also from a long-term perspective,” TNECD Project Manager Victoria Hirschberg said. “They are vital partners to executing and closing deals throughout the state of Tennessee.”

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