Accelerating the Tennessee Valley automotive industry

Focus Areas

Workforce & Training

The DRIVE! region has launched an abundance of industry relevant education and training partnerships to meet the increasing skills requirements and education demands of automotive industry jobs. To contribute to the region’s training infrastructure, companies including Volkswagen, Bridgestone and Nissan are investing in state-of-the-art training centers. And businesses are partnering to inspire the next generation of manufacturers through the region’s Dream It, Do It campaign.

Well-paying Jobs

The goal is to bring more well-paying jobs, as evidenced by a year-to-year positive change in average wages.

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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