Business Industry: Varied and Vibrant
Free enterprise and entrepreneurship are alive and well in Cumberland County, and nowhere is it more evident than in the Crossville area. We have what growing companies need to succeed. View our business landscape and you will see industry, transportation, technology and research companies who conduct business nationally and around the world.
The welcome mat is out and our doors are wide open to those seeking new locations to expand or do business. Our Chamber of Commerce, with the leadership of the City and County governments, is ready to offer a wide range of support and resources "everything from demographics to specific infrastructure improvements".
Our well-trained workforce, natural resources and funding assistance are just waiting to be explored. Natural beauty, economic diversity and access to the I-40 and I-75 have allowed Crossville and Cumberland County to attract quality employers.
Cumberland County's steady and well-planned growth can be attributed to the spirit of cooperation native to this area. This traditional diversified manufacturing segment of the local economy has remained vigorous while strong efforts to enhance the county's industrial and commercial base has continued.
The positive business climate and the cooperative spirit of its workforce have attracted many companies to the area. They include: Aviagen North America, Benco Sales, Dana Corporation, Durable Products, Flower's Bakery of Crossville, Franklin Industrial Minerals, Crossville Coal, Stone Peak, Mastertaste, Manchester Tank, Mizkan Americas, Inc., CoLinx: Ina, Rockwell Automation, Reliance Electric, SKF USA and Timken.
Business and manufacturing provide a healthy economic base in Cumberland County. For 2009, the Tennessee Department of Labor and workforce estimated the Cumberland County non-farm wage and salary employment averaged 15,880. Of that number, 1,760 were employed in manufacturing establishments. Total employment of county residents was estimated to be 20,280.
These companies are located throughout the county producing apparel, automotive equipment, bakery goods, ceramic tile, stone and wood products, charcoal and rubber products. This diversity contributed to the median household income of $38,360 (per 2009 estimate).
The diversified industrial base "which will continue to expand in the future" is but one more reason for Cumberland County's well-deserved reputation as the Heart of the Plateau.