Check Out These Right to Work Tennessee Businesses!

Tennessee’s economy is thriving, and these businesses that are investing here are proof of it. The Right to Work state provides businesses with opportunities and benefits that they simply can’t get in a forced-unionism state. So it’s no wonder that there are four states investing in their economy. Smart USA and Helen of Troy Limited are both adding new locations soon. Meanwhile, Martinrea and NOVONIX are both expanding in current locations. Altogether, these four businesses will create 865 new jobs in the state. So this is news worth celebrating!

Read on to learn more about each investment.

Smart USA:

Smart USA is locating US headquarters soon in Right to Work Nashville, Tennessee with a $2.2 million investment. This will then create 128 new jobs!

“Nashville has all the recipes to be a great place to work and live. We are excited to be among the trailblazers putting down roots here and to join the growing Nashville fintech community. We thank the Economic and Community Development team for a great experience and for welcoming us into this city’s unique hub of ambitious and creative talent.” […]

“Nashville is home to dozens of global brands, and we welcome U.K.-based technology company Smart USA Co. to this rich business landscape. The creation of over 100 new family-wage jobs from a successful and fast-growing tech company furthers Tennessee’s reputation as a top state to do business.”



Martinrea is expanding soon in Right to Work Robertson County, Tennessee with a $40 million investment. This will also create 97 new jobs!

“Expanding Martinrea’s facility in Robertson County was a logical decision for us due to its skilled workforce and close proximity to our customers. We are excited to see the continued growth of the automotive industry in Tennessee and would like to thank Governor Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe for their leadership in this sector.” […]  

“The strength of Tennessee’s automotive sector is supported by the 900 plus automotive suppliers that call our state home. The new investment and job creation from Martinrea underscore the robust business environment that Tennessee offers global automotive companies. I want to thank Martinrea for its continued commitment to Tennessee and the impact these new jobs will have for the residents of Robertson County.”



NOVONIX is expanding soon in Right to Work Chattanooga, Tennessee with a $160 million investment. This will also create 290 new jobs!

“We are excited to be announcing this next phase of expansion of our anode materials business in Tennessee. Chattanooga has been a great location for our operations over the past four years. We look forward to growing the company in the expanding south-east hub of electric vehicle battery manufacturing. We look forward to continuing to work with the great people in Chattanooga, Hamilton County and the State of Tennessee as we help establish the domestic supply chain of key materials for the lithium-ion battery sector.” […]  

“The automotive industry is shifting to an all-electric future, and we are focused on supporting companies that boost Tennessee’s presence in the EV space. NOVONIX’s decision to increase US-based lithium-ion battery production from Chattanooga is an enormous vote of confidence to the region and its business landscape. We thank NOVONIX for its continued investment and job creation in Tennessee.”


Helen of Troy Limited:

Helen of Troy Limited is adding a new location soon in Right to Work Gallaway, Tennessee. This will also create 350 new jobs for those in the area!

“We look forward to providing high-quality job opportunities for many years to come in the new state-of-the-art facility we are building. […]

“Having grown our sales by more than 60 percent since we launched our Transformation Plan seven years ago to over $2 billion, this new distribution center is a critical project to catch up with our expansion and deliver on our future growth strategies with greater scale and efficiency.” […]

“Helen of Troy is a global consumer products company with a portfolio that includes some of the world’s best-known brands. Its intention to create 350 new jobs will place them as one of the top three employers in Fayette County. […] Hundreds of residents in Fayette County will have access to hundreds of outstanding family-wage jobs.” 


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