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Tennessee is one of 50 states in the United States of America. Located in the south-east, Tennessee is bordered by Kentucky and Virginia to the north, North Carolina to the east, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi to the south, and Arkansas and Missouri to the west. The eastern part of the state is dominated by the Appalachian Mountains. Nashville is the states capital and second largest city. The largest city in the state is Memphis.
Main economic industries in Tennessee include textiles, cotton, cattle, and electrical power. Tennessee has over 80,000 farms, more than half of which accommodate beef cattle. Major corporations with headquarters in Tennessee include FedEx, AutoZone Incorporated, and International Paper. In Knoxville you will find Pilot Corporation and Regal Entertainment Group. Other corporations around the state include Eastman Chemical Company, Nissan and Caterpillar. Tennessee is also the location of the Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga and a polysilicon production facility by Hemlock Semiconductor Group. There are a number of options for industrial, commercial and office space locations throughout the state.
Entertainment And Dining Out
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is a favorite tourist spot. This local history museum and international arts organization, offers tours and free admission. Local specialties in Tennessee include succulent barbecued meats, country hams and blackberry cobbler. A restaurant you may like to try is Margaretville Nashville. This chain of restaurants is owned by Jimmy Buffett which offers good wholesome food and a lively atmosphere. There is live music and an island inspired menu featuring fish, cheeseburgers, and margaritas.
Major airports within the Tennessee include Nashville International Airport, Memphis International Airport, McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville, Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport, Tri-Cities Regional Airport, and McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport in Jackson. The Memphis International Airport is the major hub for FedEx Corporation, making the airport the world’s largest air cargo operation. Amtrak serves Memphis and Newbern, Tennessee on its run between Chicago, Illinois, New Orleans, and Louisiana. Nashville is also served by the Music City Star commuter rail service. Numerous highways and interstates pass through Tennessee with I-40 passing west to east linking the largest cities, Nashville and Memphis.