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Advanced Manufacturing

Over the past two decades, the Nashville region’s premier location, skilled workforce, labor cost advantages, advanced training, and innovative technology have made the region an ideal destination for world-class manufacturers. These advantages allow Nashville’s celebrated manufacturing base to operate more efficiently and at a lower cost than almost anywhere in America.

Three interstate highways converge in Nashville, providing ideal access to market for the manufacturing community. The city is a hub in the CSX rail system, connecting 20 states, 140 freight carriers and 150 truck terminals. Air cargo at Nashville International Airport (BNA) is supported by 10 major carriers. Rates for freight transport are among the most competitive in the nation.

As a right-to-work state, Tennessee consistently gives employers optimal return on investment. Favorable business regulatory and tax climates allow manufacturing firms to focus on high-quality production. The community college system of vocational/technical schools provides the workforce that helped Nashville earn a national reputation as a top location for advanced manufacturing operations.

“Our move to Nashville in 2021 has helped shape the culture and energy of our company. Supporting the foundation of biotech and pharmaceutical industry growth in Middle Tennessee is exciting and important to Currax. This area of the country is unparalleled in its beauty and hospitality and is an ideal place to build a company and raise a family.”

George Hampton
Chief Executive Officer, Currax Pharmaceuticals

Manufacturing in the Nashville Region*

  • Nissan North America 
  • Bridgestone Americas Inc. 
  • Electrolux Home Products North America 
  • A.O Smith Corp. 
  • Tyson Foods Inc. 
  • Trane Co. 
  • Schneider Electric 
  • Hankook Tire America Corp. 
  • ABC Technologies 
  • General Mills Inc. 
  • Mars Petcare 

Manufacturing Advantages

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

Advanced Manufacturing Industry Workforce

 U.S. Population Around Nashville

More than half of the nation’s population resides within 650 miles of Nashville

Map of the united states displaying population density per square mile, with color-coded areas indicating the varying levels of density ranging from low (1-10) to high (over 5000), highlighting major cities and urban areas.
*note- not all listed

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