Why Tennessee?

A reputation for fiscal responsibility, a qualified talent pipeline and unparalleled quality of life, all within a day’s drive to the majority of U.S markets, make Tennessee the best choice for business.

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Business-Friendly Environment

  • No personal income tax on wage and salaries
  • Internationally recognized for quality of craftsmanship
  • Offer competitive grants for workforce training, public infrastructure and economic development

Location & Infrastructure

  • Home to the world’s second busiest cargo airport, third largest rail center in the U.S. and the nation’s fourth largest inland port
  • Ranked #2 for Best Infrastructure in the nation by CNBC and #1 in the Southeast by Business Facilities (2017)
  • TVA, the nation’s largest public power provider, services 99.7% of the state with power rates 17% below the national average
  • Site Selection magazine has named TVA one of the top 10 utilities in economic development for the twelfth straight year

Workforce & Education

  • National leader in K-12 education reform
  • Tennessee students have fastest improving science scores in the nation (NAEP, 2015)
  • 3,700 graduates in engineering, engineering technologies and engineering-related fields

Quality of Life

  • Ranked third lowest cost of living in the nation by C2ER’s Cost of Living Index (2017)
  • Home to the #1 most visited national park and 130+ state parks, natural areas
  • From film and theater to music and museums, the state boasts a thriving arts and entertainment community

Visit TN.gov/ecd to learn more about the advantages of locating or expanding in Tennessee.