Valley Sustainable Communities

What does it mean to be a Valley Sustainable Community? It means meeting a triple bottom line: healthy environment, thriving community and economic prosperity.

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Valley States Among Top 10 with Site Selectors

TVA’s Senior Vice President of Economic Development John Bradley explains why site selectors rank Tennessee Valley states among the top 10 best for doing business.

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Economic Development's Big Success Story

Tennessee Valley Authority Economic Development programs helped attract and retain more than 76,200 jobs and stimulated more than $7.8 billion in business investments in the Tennessee Valley region in fiscal year 2015.

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About TVA Economic Development

TVA Economic Development serves the seven states that make up the TVA service area—almost all of Tennessee and parts of Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia and Kentucky. Through our partnerships with other economic development organizations, we help foster capital investment and job growth in the area. Site Selection magazine has named the TVA one of the top 10 utilities in economic development for the tenth straight year.


TVA Economic Development works to attract new companies, which results in more jobs and investments in the Valley, and to engage existing businesses and industries to help them grow in a sustainable way. We are committed to serving our communities and corporate citizens to help them achieve lasting success in our dynamic, prosperous region. Working in concert with our partners—regional, state and community organizations—we offer site selection services, incentives, research and technical assistance to help companies locate, stay and expand existing operations in the Tennessee Valley.

Together, we help the region create opportunities that make life better for the people in the Valley.

Tennessee Valley Snapshot

TVAsites is a search tool that allows businesses and site selectors to search available sites throughout the TVA service region based on criteria including infrastructure, demographics, industrial comparisons, type of site needed, quick-turn availability, workforce education and more.  

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Attract New Business

Finding locations for business and industry in the Tennessee Valley. Find your new home.

Engage Business + Industry

Nurturing communities and businesses for long-term economic prosperity. Learn more.

Serve: Teamwork with Partners

Partnerships throughout the region help us create incentive packages that work. Get information now.

Our Team

At TVA Economic Development, we have an array of specialists to help meet your needs. Meet the team.


Economic Development News

Hankook Tires HQ in Nashville

Hankook Tire America Corp., a leading global tire manufacturer, announced plans to locate its North American headquarters in Nashville. This will be the second facility in Tenn. for the company, which announced plans to open a manufacturing facility in Clarksville in 2014. The headquarters operation plans to create 200 new jobs and invest $5 million in the new facility.

American Stave Co. Location

American Stave Co., a producer of barrel staves for the bourbon and whiskey industries, announced plans to construct a new facility in Benton, Ken. This project will create 40 new jobs and $12 million in capital investment in the Marshall County area.

Stony Creek Colors Location

Stony Creek Colors, an indigo plant processing and distribution company for the textile market, announced plans to locate in Springfield, Tenn. The new facility represents 50 new jobs and $7.2 million in capital investment in the Robertson County area.

New Steel Technologies Facility

Steel Technologies, a leader in steel processing, announced plans to build a new, 83,000 sq. ft. facility, in Rutherford County, Tenn. The company is investing $18 million in this facility and plans to create 50 new jobs. Steel Technologies is a supplier to Nissan North America and Topre America Corporation, both with facilities in the area.

Develey Mustard + Condiments Comes to America

Develey Mustard + Condiments Corp.—a leading producer of mustards, dressings and sauces in Europe—announced plans to locate its first North American production facility in Dyersburg, Tenn. The company plans to invest $20 million in the new operation, creating 150  jobs.