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What sets us apart is

HOW WE COME TOGETHER.

How do we create prosperity? A diverse, dynamic industrial base. A workforce of size and skill. Industrial sites with strategically supportive infrastructure including highway, air and rail access. And one more powerful extra: Extraordinary people ready to come together in authentic partnership, with imagination and determination, with spirit and soul. This is how we create prosperity in Shelbyville-Bedford County, Tennessee. This is how your enterprise thrives.

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What sets us apart is

HOW WE COME TOGETHER.

How do we create prosperity? A diverse, dynamic industrial base. A workforce of size and skill. Industrial sites with strategically supportive infrastructure including highway, air and rail access. And one more powerful extra: Extraordinary people ready to come together in authentic partnership, with imagination and determination, with spirit and soul. This is how we create prosperity in Shelbyville-Bedford County, Tennessee. This is how your enterprise thrives.

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Put your operation 

RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE.

Cradled between I-24 and I-65 in Southern Middle Tennessee, Shelbyville-Bedford sits in the heart of key markets and manufacturing clusters: Just 50 miles south of Nashville, 95 miles northwest of Chattanooga, and just 3.5 hrs. from Atlanta. A dense network of state and U.S. Highways also support rapid delivery, with rail access available as well as superb air connections. Right in the middle is right for faster reach.

6 OEMs within 200 miles
6 OEMs within 200 miles

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Put your operation 

RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE.

Cradled between I-24 and I-65 in Southern Middle Tennessee, Shelbyville-Bedford sits in the heart of key markets and manufacturing clusters: Just 50 miles south of Nashville, 95 miles northwest of Chattanooga, and just 3.5 hrs. from Atlanta. A dense network of state and U.S. Highways also support rapid delivery, with rail access available as well as superb air connections. Right in the middle is right for faster reach.

6OEMs within 200 miles

Laura Monks
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Laura Monks

President, Tennessee College of Applied Technology Shelbyville

Keith Weaver
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Keith Weaver

CoFounder, Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey

Julie Harris
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Julie Harris

Director of Enrollment Management, The Webb School

River Life ad. Support our state. Get the plate.

SAFETY. CONSERVATION. EDUCATION.

The River Life plate supports key programs.


Project River Life is dedicated to helping the Duck River—and, ultimately, all Tennessee rivers—flourish through conservation, preservation and educational initiatives focusing on topics such as biodiversity, conservation, history and safety. Other project goals include rescue training, emergency management, water and river access, and improved safety.

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River Life ad. Support our state. Get the plate.

SAFETY. CONSERVATION. EDUCATION.

The River Life plate supports key programs.


Project River Life is dedicated to helping the Duck River—and, ultimately, all Tennessee rivers—flourish through conservation, preservation and educational initiatives focusing on topics such as biodiversity, conservation, history and safety. Other project goals include rescue training, emergency management, water and river access, and improved safety.

PRE-ORDER YOUR PLATE NOW

Target Industries


Auto
manufacturing


Electric / Electronic
manufacturing


Food
manufacturing


Metal and Product
manufacturing


Auto
manufacturing

Electric / Electronic
manufacturing

Food
manufacturing

Metal and Product
manufacturing
Competitive Advantages
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1.0%
Annual Population Growth Rate
Bedford County has an average annual population growth rate that outpaces the state rate (0.8%) by 25% and outpaces the national growth rate (0.7%) by nearly 43%.
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66.2%
Labor Force Participation Rate
The region has a higher labor force participation rate than the state (61.3%) and the nation (63.2%).
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4.3%
Unemployment Rate
The region has a lower unemployment rate than the state (4.9% in May of 2021 seasonally adjusted) and the nation (5.9% in 2021) and speaks to a healthy economy.

Competitive Advantages

1.0%
Bedford County has an average annual population growth rate that outpaces the state rate (0.8%) by 25% and outpaces the national growth rate (0.7%) by nearly 43%.

66.2%
The region has a higher labor force participation rate than the state (61.3%) and the nation (63.2%).

4.3%
The region has a lower unemployment rate than the state (4.9% in May of 2021 seasonally adjusted) and the nation (5.9% in 2021) and speaks to a healthy economy.

Duck River: North America's most biologically diverse.

Places and paces 

TO PLAY.

VIBRANT VARIETY.
Biking scenic country roads or paddling a serene river and lake. Hunting antique treasures in historic downtowns or on the Jack Trail Geocache Tour. From a popular music festival to a beloved RC-Moon Pie Festival, from Tennessee walking horses to a legendary ultra-marathon, set your perfect pace in a place that always delights.

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photo Duck River: North America's most biologically diverse.

Places and paces 

TO PLAY.

VIBRANT VARIETY.
Biking scenic country roads or paddling a serene river and lake. Hunting antique treasures in historic downtowns or on the Jack Trail Geocache Tour. From a popular music festival to a beloved RC-Moon Pie Festival, from Tennessee walking horses to a legendary ultra-marathon, set your perfect pace in a place that always delights.

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