When people think about the automotive industry in Tennessee, they tend to focus on the major manufacturers like General Motors, Nissan and Volkswagen. But the industry's economic impact on the Volunteer State runs much deeper. There are many Tennessee-based companies that produce the parts that go into vehicles made in our state and throughout the world.
In recognition of Tennessee's auto parts suppliers, the theme for this month's Tennessee Business Spotlight is "The Sum of the Parts."
Tennessee Business Spotlight is a regular feature on the Secretary of State's web site that highlights some of the state's businesses that create jobs, produce quality products and make contributions to their communities.
The featured businesses in January are:
"When we look at cars, we're really looking at collections of thousands of parts," Secretary of State Tre Hargett said. "Many of those parts are produced by Tennesseans. I appreciate the contribution auto parts suppliers make to Tennessee's economy."
People who visit the Tennessee Business Spotlight web page can learn more about the featured companies' goods and services, operations, employment figures, photos and links to social media and web sites that can provide additional information. To visit Tennessee Business Spotlight, go to www.spotlight.tnsos.net.
To nominate a company to be featured in Tennessee Business Spotlight, please visit the web page and click on the "Submit a Business" link or call (615) 253-8800.