Target Sectors

The Greater Chattanooga Region features a diverse economy, with major industry sectors including automotive, advanced manufacturing, food and beverage production, and back office. Since 2008, the region has attracted more than $6 billion in foreign direct investment.


Automotive Manufacturing

The Volkswagen automotive assembly plant anchors the region’s thriving automotive sector. The company employs 3,500 workers and produces the Passat, the Atlas SUV, and beginning in 2019 the Atlas Cross Sport SUV. Automotive suppliers in the region include Denso Manufacturing, Shiroki North America, Inc., Johnson Controls, HP Pelzer and Mann + Hummel.Learn More

Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced manufacturing companies that call the Greater Chattanooga Region home include German company Wacker Chemie AG, which invested $2.65 billion on a new, 550-acre site in Bradley County, and Engineered Floors, which boasts the world’s largest carpet plant located in Whitfield County.Learn More

Food and Beverage

Area food and beverage producers include McKee Foods (Little Debbie snack cakes), Mars Inc. (M&Ms), Wrigley (Altoids and Life Savers mints), and Chattanooga Bakery (Moon Pie).Learn More

Back Office and Corporate Headquarters 

The region is home to several publicly traded corporate headquarter operations, including the S&P 500-ranked Unum with more than 2,800 employees. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is headquartered in the region, and the local CIGNA facility employs more than 1,300. Back office operations for floor covering giants Mohawk and Shaw Industries are also located in our region.Learn More

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