Success Stories

Going the Distance: How Rhea County Landed Nokian Tyres' First North American Plant

Nokian Tyres, a Finland-based tire company, announced plans in 2017 to invest $360 million to build its first North American plant in Rhea County, Tennessee. Learn More

Why Engineered Floors Chose Whitfield County for the World's Largest Carpet Plant 

Strong infrastructure and a qualified workforce combined to provide an ideal location for the company's new, 1.9 million square foot operation in Dalton, Ga. The $350 million facility employs roughly 1,000 workers in a range of roles. Learn More

How Dade County’s Workforce and Low Cost of Doing Business Wooed Vanguard Trailer

Proximity to customers, availability of a talented workforce and the support of the local and state governments led to Vanguard Trailer's decision to locate in Trenton, Ga. The site chosen by Vanguard received the state’s GRAD certification, which takes care of all due diligence typically required before a property purchase, thereby allowing the company to move from site selection to development quickly. The $36 million, 350,000- square-foot manufacturing facility will employ 400 and produce 10,000 semi-trailers annually once operating at full capacity. Learn More

Why Volkswagen Chose Chattanooga for its Sole U.S. Auto Assembly Plant

The company looked at more than 300 sites, but Chattanooga quickly rose to the top because of its skilled workforce and the proven ability of local and state leadership to partner with the automaker. Volkswagen Chattanooga now directly employs more than 2,400 workers and recently announced it would hire another 1,100 as it ramps up production of a new midsized SUV at the Chattanooga facility.

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Why Wacker Chemie Chose Bradley County for its Largest-Ever Single Investment

The availability of affordable and reliable electricity provided by two Tennessee Valley Authority-operated plants, as well as the proximity of the Hiwassee River, which provides cooling water and a way to transport goods made Bradley County, Tenn. an ideal location for Wacker Chemie's $1 billion plant. In addition to the location’s resources, company officials appreciated the level of coordination, cooperation and professionalism they received from state and local officials. Learn More

How the Site of a Former Coal Plant Drew Google to Jackson County

In June 2015, Google announced Jackson County as home to its newest data center—its 14th worldwide and seventh in the United States. Google chose the former site of the Widows Creek coal plant for its $600 million investment on a 320-acre campus. The data center incorporates Google’s most advanced efficiency technologies—ultimately employing between 75 to 100 computer technicians and engineers—as well as various food services, maintenance and security roles. When completed, the data center will be powered by 100 percent renewable energy—completely transforming an old coal-powered plant into a green data center. Learn More

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