Tennessee is an ideal state for foreign companies seeking greater access to Eastern US markets. Tennessee's Department of Economic and Community Development work to proactively recruit international business well suited for the state. According to the Department, the state recieved 42 international committments in 2015, representing 7,815 jobs and $2.25 billion in capital investment. Tennessee has long standing business relationships with companies from Japan, Germany, Canada and the UK, among others.

Among the tens of billions of dollars worth of commodities exported from Tennessee manufacturers each year, some of the largest categories are: medical equipment & supplies, motor vehicles & motor vehicle parts, computer equipment, chemicals, and aerospace instrumentation & parts. Learn more about Tennessee's thriving international business environment at tnecd.com.