Accelerating the Tennessee Valley automotive industry

Increase Capital Investment

DRIVE aims to attract new private investment to the 69-county core region. Our long-term goal is to out-pace other automotive centers in direct capital investment in new facilities and equipment by firms in the automotive industry.

Foreign Direct Investment

According to data from Tennessee Economic and Community Development, Tennessee's automotive industry has received over $19 billion in direct foreign investment, which includes:

$14.6 billion Japan
$2.1 billion Germany
$582 million Canada
$308 million United Kingdom
$2 billion all others
Map of the Tennessee Valley

The Tennessee Valley region is home to six major automotive manufacturers with a supply chain of over 900 mostly small- and medium-sized businesses, employing more than 100,000 people.

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