Middle TN Advantages
Middle Tennessee: The Hub of the Southeast
Middle Tennessee has a reputation for attracting quality industries and keeping them. The reason:
- 50% of the U.S. population within 600 mile radius of Nashville, the State’s capitol.
- 38 county service areas serve as a distribution point for 75% of all major U.S. markets.
- A geographical advantage for manufacturing, distribution and corporate headquarters.
In addition to its strategic location, Middle Tennessee offers other advantages to a wide variety of industries:
- Cap on franchise/inventory tax for distribution/warehousing facilities.
- Tax incentives on machinery, manufacturing and distribution equipment/racking systems.
- Jobs Tax Credit Program.
- Abundant workforce in “Right-to-Work” state.
- Reliable TVA electric power.
- Highly-developed transportation system.
- Climate that supports business and growth.
Middle Tennessee offers an ample supply of labor in both rural and urban areas. The state’s “Right-to-Work” law guarantees an “open shop” – no worker is forced to join a labor union when hired, even if a union exists at the place of employment.
Excellent rural road systems and a moderate climate allow employers to draw labor from a wide geographical area.
Over 34 percent of the state’s estimated population of 5.175 million resides in the Middle Tennessee area.
The “Three States of Tennessee” – The Tennessee delta . . . the mountains of East Tennessee . . . and Middle Tennessee’s rolling hills – offer year-round recreational and sports opportunities:
- 29 major lakes for boating, fishing, canoeing.
- 30 beautifully equipped and maintained state parks.
- A 12-month season for golfer’s, hunters and fishermen.
- Professional sports.
- The Tennessee Titans NFL team
- NHL’s Predators
- AAA Nashville Sounds Baseball
- Major college football, basketball and baseball.
- Host to the BellSouth Senior Classic golf tournament.