Target Industries

Centered on Success

In Rutherford County, our attitude is centered on collaboration, innovation and a pro-business environment. Across five target industries, companies find Rutherford County has the infrastructure and attitude to support their advancement.

How We Support Business

With a county consisting of over 345,000 residents, 1.5 million people within a 45-minute drive, and a region home to over 30 colleges and universities, 12 of which are within a 45-minute drive of Rutherford County, your company will have access to a diverse range of talent to support expansion and relocation. We support a broad range of industries through workforce development, educational infrastructure, and physical infrastructure. Our workforce development team actively supports in-demand and target industries through programming and partnerships.

Target Industries

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

Rutherford County’s central location connects companies to 50% of the U.S. population within a 9-hour drive. We offer easy access to exceptional road, rail, and air infrastructure, making Rutherford County a desirable location for many manufacturers. Many well-recognized manufacturers across a wide range of industries call us home, including Nissan, General Mills, Franke, Cardinal Health and Stevens Aerospace and Defense Systems.

AVIATION AND AEROSPACE

The aviation and aerospace sector in Rutherford County is expanding. We’re home to two general aviation airports, one of which is Smyrna Airport, Tennessee’s busiest general aviation airport and 3rd largest overall. We’re also right next door to Nashville International Airport which provides access to 88 markets.

Companies access a diverse array of skilled talent capable of flight, engineering, maintenance, repair and overhaul operations through one of the best aviation programs in the United States at Middle Tennessee State University, early education through high school CTE aviation classes, and robust maintenance and manufacturing programs throughout the region.

 

CORPORATE OFFICES AND TECHNOLOGY

Numerous companies ranging from banking, insurance and finance, technology, law firms, healthcare, and real estate have found Rutherford County the best choice for their corporate headquarters and shared services operations. Middle Tennessee State University is the number one producer of tech graduates in Middle Tennessee and also houses an award-winning business school producing talented graduates ready to fill open positions.

HEALTHCARE & LIFE SCIENCES

Healthcare, home services and life sciences are a longstanding and continuously growing sector in Middle Tennessee. Our region is home to a diverse health care cluster with leaders in a number of industry niches that impact the health care landscape locally, nationally and internationally. More than 500 health care companies are located in the area, making health care the region's largest industry. Our access to a diverse talent pool, attitude of innovation, logistical advantages, and business-friendly climate make us a perfect location for healthcare & life science operations.

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

The Rutherford County communities of Murfreesboro, La Vergne, Smyrna and Eagleville place you in a distribution dream location. Our central location makes accessing the rest of the country via rail, road and air easy and cost-effective. 50% of the U.S. population lives within 650 miles of our county. 75% of the U.S. market is within a 2-hour flight of Nashville International Airport which provides air freight and cargo services through six airline companies.

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

Rutherford County’s central location connects companies to 50% of the U.S. population within a 9-hour drive. We offer easy access to exceptional road, rail, and air infrastructure, making Rutherford County a desirable location for many manufacturers. Many well-recognized manufacturers across a wide range of industries call us home, including Nissan, General Mills, Franke, Cardinal Health and Stevens Aerospace and Defense Systems.

AVIATION AND AEROSPACE

The aviation and aerospace sector in Rutherford County is expanding. We’re home to two general aviation airports, one of which is Smyrna Airport, Tennessee’s busiest general aviation airport and 3rd largest overall. We’re also right next door to Nashville International Airport which provides access to 88 markets.

Companies access a diverse array of skilled talent capable of flight, engineering, maintenance, repair and overhaul operations through one of the best aviation programs in the United States at Middle Tennessee State University, early education through high school CTE aviation classes, and robust maintenance and manufacturing programs throughout the region.

 

CORPORATE OFFICES AND TECHNOLOGY

Numerous companies ranging from banking, insurance and finance, technology, law firms, healthcare, and real estate have found Rutherford County the best choice for their corporate headquarters and shared services operations. Middle Tennessee State University is the number one producer of tech graduates in Middle Tennessee and also houses an award-winning business school producing talented graduates ready to fill open positions.

HEALTHCARE & LIFE SCIENCES

Healthcare, home services and life sciences are a longstanding and continuously growing sector in Middle Tennessee. Our region is home to a diverse health care cluster with leaders in a number of industry niches that impact the health care landscape locally, nationally and internationally. More than 500 health care companies are located in the area, making health care the region's largest industry. Our access to a diverse talent pool, attitude of innovation, logistical advantages, and business-friendly climate make us a perfect location for healthcare & life science operations.

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

The Rutherford County communities of Murfreesboro, La Vergne, Smyrna and Eagleville place you in a distribution dream location. Our central location makes accessing the rest of the country via rail, road and air easy and cost-effective. 50% of the U.S. population lives within 650 miles of our county. 75% of the U.S. market is within a 2-hour flight of Nashville International Airport which provides air freight and cargo services through six airline companies.

So how much does it cost to live in the center of it all? Rutherford County is quite a cost-effective location to live and work.