HTL Advantage

1469 South Main Street
Covington, TN 38019

Phone: 901.313.1072     Fax: 901.476.2756
Email: [email protected]

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The HTL region's transportation and workforce advantages make it a prime location for food manufacturers.

Industries in the Food Manufacturing subsector transform livestock and agricultural products into products for intermediate or final consumption. The industry groups are distinguished by the raw materials (generally of animal or vegetable origin) processed into food products. The food products manufactured in these establishments are typically sold to wholesalers or retailers for distribution to consumers.

However establishments primarily engaged in retail baking and candy production made on the premises not for immediate consumption are also included within the food manufacturing sector.

In 2009, Tennessee had 337 food manufacturing facilities employing 32,389 workers. The average annual wage in this industry was $43,595.

Food Manufacturing Economic Development Incentive - 2009-2010