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The mission of the Tennessee Valley Corridor

is to sustain existing federal missions, compete for new federal investments and leverage
these investments to grow more private sector job opportunities.

Top Ten Reasons TVC is One of America's Top Ten Technology Hot Spots

1. Institutions that CollaborateMajor research universities, the nation's only multi-purpose national science laboratory, a major DOE national security complex and NASA space flight center, plus booming DoD research & engineering installations — all working together to solve problems and grow new business opportunities.
2. Brainpower at WorkThe South's highest concentrations of scientists, engineers and PhDs — ready to turn scientific knowledge into technological solutions — in a region that first gained fame on such historic projects as Manhattan and Apollo.
3. World-Class InnovationAn international leader in research, innovation and scientific application — in advanced manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, energy, environment, homeland security, med-tech, nanotech, national security, supercomputing, transportation and so much more.
4. Technology-Driven Talentan educated and available workforce — groomed with a strong regional work ethic — from more than 50 local Corridor colleges and universities — and attracted from all around the world.
5. National Leadership Through Regional Cooperationsmart, savvy federal leaders — teamed with pro-business state and local governments — working together to attract and deploy billions in research funds to meet national needs and advance regional success.
6. Lower Business Costsa right-to-work region with one of the lowest-tax burdens in the nation — affordable utilities through TVA — and a series of SmartParks designed with technology support systems — to help businesses turn a profit, succeed and expand.
7. Putting Ideas to Worka place where entrepreneurs can turn ideas into products with the help and support of regional tech transfer, business incubation and venture capital support.
8. Affordable Family Livinglower housing costs, lower personal tax burdens, easier commutes, comparable schools — all with the same great amenities and opportunities as the nation's other top technology hot spots.
9. Work and Playattract the talent of tomorrow in a region with four distinct seasons — the nation's most visited national park — and enough music, lakes, mountains, museums, whitewater, food and hospitality to stay constantly energized and entertained.
10. Location. Location. Location.check out the Tennessee Valley Corridor — a technology-rich oasis in the heart of the nation's fastest-growing business region — close to all of the materials, markets and brainpower needed for tomorrow's business success.
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