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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Gearing Up for Success

Today, the Tennessee Valley is ranked as one of the best places for general manufacturing. Why? Is it the low cost of living? Tax-friendly environment? Skilled workforce? Competitive utilities? Try all of the above.

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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


General Motors

General Motors, a leading automobile producer, announced plans to expand its Bowling Green Assembly Plant. The project represents $290 million in capital investment at the exclusive home of the Corvette, in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Farmers Home Furniture

Farmers Home Furniture, one of the fastest growing furniture retailers in the southeast, announced plans to build a new distribution facility in Franklin County, Alabama. The company acquired a 325,000 sq ft facility in the Russellville Industrial Park. This project represents the creation of 80 new jobs and $10 million investment in the operation.

Digital Reasoning

Digital Reasoning, a cognitive computing company, announced plans to expand its Franklin, Tennessee headquarters. The expansion project includes over $860,000 in capital investment, and the creation of 189 new jobs.

Zanini Tennessee, Inc.

Zanini Tennessee, Inc., an automotive plastic components manufacturer, announced plans to expand operations in Franklin County, creating 74 new jobs and investing $3.7 million in the project.