Tennesse ranks number one in the country when it comes to automotive manufacturing.
Tennessee tops rankings for automotive manufacturing. Tennessee is the first state to win the honor back-to-back and has ranked No. 1 for automotive manufacturing strength for an unprecedented five times in the past six years.
“Good things are happening in Tennessee, and we appreciate Business Facilities for recognizing that. Thanks to the hard work of so many Tennesseans, we’ve become known around the world as a leading automobile manufacturing state, and through the Drive to 55, Tennessee Promise and Tennessee Reconnect initiatives, we’re becoming known as a state where employers can find the job skills they need no matter what the skill level may be,” Gov. Bill Haslam said. “We aren’t letting up on the gas. Whether it’s automotive strength, education, business climate or infrastructure, we are working every day to make sure Tennessee is well-positioned for the workforce challenges of today’s global market economy.”
Tennessee is home to more than 900 manufactures and suppliers. The Nissan plant in Smyrna is actually the most productive manufacturer in the country! This year alone, 20 automotive projects have committed 4,565 new jobs across the state and nearly $1.1 billion in capital investment.