A Stroke of [Economic Development] Genius

Once again, TVA tops the list of utilities for its economic development prowess. This is the 14th year in a row it has been honored by Site Selection magazine for being in the top 20.

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The Global Valley

Thanks to its strategic location, motivated workforce, reliable and affordable power and world-class economic development program, foreign direct investments are flourishing in the Tennessee Valley.

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Tennessee Valley’s Automotive Fast Lane

Spurred by the presence of four automotive OEMs, the Tennessee Valley’s transportation sector is the second largest in the nation—and poised to leave Michigan in its taillights.

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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 fourteenth 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



TVA Site Selector

Need help finding just the right home for your company within TVA’s seven-state region? Let our Site Selector suite of tools help. With Site Selector, you’ll be able to search 2,000 available job sites in our GIS database, get key demographic information about subregions inside the Valley, access an assortment of maps and learn much more about the benefits TVA Economic Development offers.

Why wait? Get started today.

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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 help us create incentive packages that work. Get more 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

The Wacker Group

The Wacker Group, a global polysilicon producer, announced plans to expand its Charleston, Tennessee operations. The company represents Tennessee’s largest plant investment, with plans for the latest addition to create 50 new jobs and $150 million investment in a new facility producing pyrogenic silica.

Airtech Advanced Materials Group

Airtech Advanced Materials Group, a vacuum bagging and composite tooling manufacturer, announced plans to expand operations in Robertson County, Tennessee. Plans for the project include creating 30 new jobs and investing $13 million in the company’s facility to meet continued growth.

Booz Allen Hamilton

Booz Allen Hamilton, a technology consulting firm, announced plans to locate operations in Knoxville, Tennessee. Plans for the project include adding 52 new jobs and investing more than $3.6 million to the new research and development facility.

Nippon Paint USA Inc.

Nippon Paint USA Inc., a leading global paint and coatings manufacturer for the automotive industry, announced plans to establish operations in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Plans for the new location include creating 150 new jobs and investing $60 million in the facility.