Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

Home to the world headquarters of shipping powerhouse FedEx, the Volunteer State is uniquely positioned to provide you with the most cost-effective way to reach suppliers and customers around the globe.

Tennessee’s geographic location is at the heart of the U.S., so you can count on easy access to markets around the world. Our central location also means your business can connect to customers and suppliers faster. We’re home to the busiest cargo airport in the western hemisphere. Not to mention, we have immediate access to eight interstate highways—reaching 60 percent of the U.S. population within an 11-hour drive or less. We also offer six Class 1 railroads and more than 1,000 miles of navigable waterways.

Tennessee has more miles of I-40 within its boundaries than any other state, with 455 miles traveling through 20 counties, consistently recognized as the best maintained interstate section in the nation.

Plus, our high-quality workforce is composed of 266,885 Tennesseans employed in the transportation, logistics and distribution industry at 16,702 establishments. Some of the state’s larger companies in this industry include Amazon, Under Armour, Covenant Transport, Technicolor Home Entertainment Services, Peyton’s, Cummins Inc., Gap Inc., Walmart, FedEx, Averitt Express, US Express, Norfolk Southern, Old Dominion Freight Line, Ozburn Hessey Logistics, Nike and Macy’s.

The FedEx World Hub in Memphis, which covers 862 acres, is the largest sorting facility in the world, handling between 1.3 million and 1.5 million packages every night over 42 miles of conveyor belts. It’s also the busiest cargo airport in the western hemisphere.

When you consider these advantages, it’s easy to understand why Area Development magazine named Tennessee the number one location for overall infrastructure and global access.

From 2011 through January 2017, $3.2 billion in new capital investment and 23,623 new jobs have located in counties across the state. Among the companies bringing new jobs to the state are Amazon, Academy Sports + Outdoor, Access America Transport, New Breed Logistics, Team 3 Logistics, Saks Inc., PharMEDium Services LLC and Nike.

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Director, Business Development

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Director, Business Development

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