Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced manufacturing thrives in Nashville because of the abundance of advantages that allow our celebrated manufacturing base to operate more efficiently and at a lower cost than almost anywhere in America. A skilled workforce, low cost of doing business and outstanding transportation connections are only a few reasons why Middle Tennessee is one of the best places to establish or relocate a manufacturing operation.Download our advanced manufacturing brochure.

Manufacturing in Nashville Region

  • Nissan North America
  • Electrolux
  • Dell, Inc
  • Bridgestone
  • Beretta
  • Tyson
  • Trane Company
  • General Motors
  • Hemlock Semiconductor
  • A.O. Smith Water Products Co.
  • General Mills/ Pillsbury

*note- not all listed 

Manufacturing Advantages 

  • 3 interstates converge 
  • Low labor costs
  • Skilled workforce
  • Available workforce 
  • Transportation hub 
  • Right-to-work state
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Advanced Manufacturing Industry Workforce

SOURCE: BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS, 2015
OCCUPATION NASHVILLE # OF EMPLOYEES AUSTIN # OF EMPLOYEES ATLANTA # OF EMPLOYEES CHARLOTTE # OF EMPLOYEES DENVER # OF EMPLOYEES
Industrial engineers $37.80 1,730 $47.68 1,290 $37.75 3,390 $38.21 2,000 $45.56 1,670
Industrial truck and tractor operators $15.00 4,660 $15.21 1,800 $14.93 16,620 $15.33 6,830 $16.73 5,530
Laborers, movers $12.55 25,310 $11.56 9,180 $11.79 68,510 $12.26 25,630 $13.09 21,610
Mechanical engineers $33.26 820 $43.24 1,570 $38.53 2,580 $37.57 2,370 $42.82 3,470
Welders, cutters $17.80 1,370 $17.70 1,730 $17.08 4,550 $19.37 3,000 $18.55 2,060
OCCUPATION NASHVILLE # OF EMPLOYEES INDIANAPOLIS # OF EMPLOYEES PHOENIX # OF EMPLOYEES RALEIGH # OF EMPLOYEES TAMPA # OF EMPLOYEES
Industrial engineers $37.80 1,730 $35.41 1,930 $42.37 2,970 $45.01 1,500 $32.23 2,060
Industrial truck and tractor operators $15.00 4,660 $14.94 6,090 $15.38 6,940 $14.95 1,470 $15.19  2,110
Laborers, movers $12.55 25,310 $13.28 34,190 $12.85 33,840 $11.709,830 $11.57 15,990
Mechanical engineers $33.26 820 $36.48 2,640 $41.92 2,540 $42.93 1,260 $31.62 1,060
Welders, cutters $17.80 1,370 $18.59 2,500 $18.08 4,030 $18.43 630 $16.44 2,290

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