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EV battery: Why Middle Tennessee is the rising epicenter for electric vehicle battery investments

Once hailed as the "It City" for its vibrant music scene, culinary excellence and robust economy, Nashville and the greater Middle Tennessee region is establishing itself as the focal point for industrial and advanced manufacturing, particularly in the electric vehicle battery sector.

From Music City to… manufacturing city? For those who live and work in the Nashville and Middle Tennessee region, it probably comes as no surprise. Over time, the area has shifted to include increased industrial and advanced manufacturing activity – above all, electrical vehicle batteries.

All this is thanks to several aligning factors and, of course, timing as the state has been offering tax incentives, grants, and workforce development programs. Along with these state investments moves, factors such as proximity to key markets, a skilled workforce and a collaborative business environment have significantly aided in making the region a competitive market and magnet for big investments in the electric vehicle battery industry.

A rising demand for electric vehicles and batteries have further pushed the need for facilities that can keep up with demand, and for those than can provide said facilities. JE Dunn Construction, one of the largest industrial builders in the state and across the U.S., has placed itself among those at the forefront, working at the earliest stages of project planning in order to leverage local knowledge with the specific construction expertise clients want and need.

Scott Shelby, vice president and project executive at JE Dunn Construction with over 25 years of industry experience, talks about the skill needed to bring these high-precision facilities to life and the region’s ability to deliver on EV battery demand.

Read more below in the Nashville Business Journal.

EV battery: Why Middle Tennessee is the rising epicenter for electric vehicle battery investments
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Scott Shelby
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