In the wake of the pandemic, Tennessee has experienced an economic renaissance of sorts. Ranked #1 in terms of economic growth in 2021 and #2 in 2022, the state’s economy has risen on the backs of significant investments and performance in sectors like manufacturing, retail, and healthcare. Six commercial airports, more than 970 miles of commercially navigable waterways, over 2,900 miles of railway, and 96,000 miles of highway form the backbone of Tennessee’s #1 ranked infrastructure system in the Southeast, helping these sectors maintain their competitiveness.
But whether you’re talking about a construction industry in chaos or vulnerable manufacturing expansion plans, supply chain concerns could kneecap this trajectory. Fortunately, students interested in studying supply chain management will find ample quality programs in Tennessee and a labor market in dire need of their skills upon graduation.