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A Vibrant and Growing Economy

Tennessee is a great place to live and do business. Our population continues to grow and our diverse economy and life style amenities attract new division and corporate headquarters. With Athens as your trusted distribution partner, we can start building your brands together.

Business Strength Based in Diversity

Our state's economic sectors include technology, health care, music, state government, and manufacturing. This diversity helps balance our economy and keep it strong, even in tight economic times. Across the state we have research and development centers, entrepreneurial centers, automotive and green manufacturing, and strong tourism destinations.

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Popular Tourism Destinations

Tourism brings millions of people to Tennessee each year. They visit music venues, sporting and outdoor events, and family attractions all across the state (80M visitors annually). They enjoy our outdoor resources at the award winning Tennessee State Parks (25M visitors annually) and the great Smoky Mountain National Park (9M annually). They enjoy our historic sites from Civil War sites in Chattanooga to the Peabody Hotel in Memphis. Tourists spend $6,550M state-wide annually on hotels and restaurants.

Photo from Chattanooga Riverbend Festival at Chattanooga Aquarium by millermz