Find All the Right Ingredients
The Tennessee Valley's successful food and beverage companies all use the same recipe. They start with low business costs, then add an educated, technically skilled workforce, a central location, and an unbeatable lifestyle. It all adds up to the best location for growing food-related companies.
The Tennesse Valley's geographic location provides an advantage to food processing companies that need easy access to raw materials and the ability to quickly transport products to market.
The states within the Valley region – Tennessee and parts of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina and Virginia – are leading national producers of many raw food products.
Location and transportation
From the Tennessee Valley, it's a one-day drive to major population centers in the Midwest and Northeast. The area’s transportation assets include:
- 10 interstate highways
- Eight major railways
- Two international and 10 commercial airports
- Multiple options for air freight
- Availability of year-round barge transport.
Electricity for the region is generated by TVA, one of the nation’s largest and most reliable power companies, with 99.999 percent transmission reliability since 2000.
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Notable food and beverage companies in the Tennessee Valley
The Valley region has a broad existing base of food processing companies, as well as a trained workforce that possesses the desirable skills.
Hershey Foods Corp.
Mars Chocolate North America
McKee Foods Corp.
Slim-Fast Nutritional Foods
Standard Candy Company
Tate & Lyle
Tyson Foods Inc.
White Lily Foods
TVA has a strong record of success in supporting the growth of food and beverage companies with site selection, technical support, economic research, financial incentives, and expertise in energy use and industrial process improvement.
Contact TVA food industry specialist Jeff Taylor at 270-887-8643 or email@example.com.