Friday, July 06, 2012

Hotbed for U.S.A. Manufacturing? Tennessee!

According to Adrienne Selko for Industry Week, Tennessee is a hotbed for manufacturing due to aggressive incentives and a focus on workforce training, leadership and innovation that help position the state for continued manufacturing growth.

They are cashing in on the trend of non-U.S.-based companies to produce locally for the huge U.S. consumer market.
The auto sector remains dominant. In fact, Tennessee sits at the No. 8 spot in auto production, and the industry accounts for 34% of manufacturing jobs with 105,000 employees. Adding up OEMs, suppliers and ancillary manufacturers, there are 864 auto-related companies in Tennessee. 
Sounds ripe for exports as well.  Read the entire article here.

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