Tennessee Auto Sector by the Numbers

Tennessee auto sector by the numbers 900+ auto suppliers are located in Tennessee Auto-related operations are in 88 Tennessee counties Auto-related Tennessee exports: $5.96 billion in auto exports in 2014, more than double 2008 22 percent of Tennessee’s exports is in transportation equipment, the state’s top export 7.2 percent of U.S.-made cars, light trucks and […]

Return on Investment Calculator

The Manufacturing Institute released a Return on Investment Calculator for manufacturers at CostofAHire.com. This free, web-based tool offers employers a structure to identify the cost of an open position and offers several ways to reduce costs. Key indicators include on-the-job training, turnover, and productivity loss. More than 80 percent of executives agree there is a […]

Manufacturing, Energy and Services: High-Value Industries

America’s Advanced Industries: What They Are, Where They Are, and Why They Matter   This report (link above) identifies the United States’ 50 most crucial, high-value industries as defined by their R&D and STEM inputs. These industries include manufacturing (e.g. automotive, aerospace, pharmaceuticals, semiconductors), energy (e.g. electric power generation) and services (e.g. software design and telecommunications). The report and its 100-metro/50-states data […]