Transportation & Distribution

Fast Facts*

Available Labor Pool: 15,510

Available Buildings: 29

Lower than national average wages for critical industry jobs

Right-to-work State

Gibson County is the place for unbeatable location and logistics. Located in the heart of the U.S. automotive corridor, Gibson County, Tennessee offers the location, low business costs and skill-diverse, available workforce that give transportation and distribution industries an advantage in the fast-paced global economy.


Transportation, logistics and distribution industries require a broad range of occupations. West Tennessee and Gibson County's abundant, available and skilled workforce is one of the many reasons that so many transportation, distribution and logistics companies have located in the area. Below is a snapshot of the Gibson County workforce by the numbers.

United States
Average Hourly Wage
Gibson County
Average Hourly Wage
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation $26.54 $21.88
Laborers & Freight, Stock & Material Handlers $12.62 $10.81
Office Clerks, General $13.90 $11.95
Packers & Packagers, Hand $10.81 $11.34
Sales Representatives, Wholesale & Manufacturing $30.54 $27.76
Shipping, Receiving & Traffic Clerks $14.65 $13.59
Stock Clerks & Order Fillers $11.66 $9.34
Truck Drivers, Heavy & Tractor-Trailer $19.15 $16.16
Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services $15.92 $13.41
General and Operations Managers $55.04 $35.71
Source: US BLS OES Mean Hourly Wage: U.S. - May 2011 release, Gibson County - 2010, LWIA 12



For the transportation and distribution industry, logistics is everything.  Gibson County, TN offers a perfect location for multimodal transportation or distribution industry.  Distribution and logistics giants like FedEx and UPS have located in the area to maximize their ability to reach most of the eastern U.S. in a day.

Seated in the heart of the U.S. automotive corridor, Gibson County also offers a unique locational advantage for auto suppliers and auto supply distributors. To read more about Gibson County’s location, click here or visit our map room.


In Tennessee, doing business couldn't be easier.  With business-friendly tax rates and enormous incentives, Tennessee is the place for manufacturing and automotive supply companies to thrive.  For specific details on tax and business incentives for Gibson County tool & die shops, visit our Incentives page, or contact Gibson County Economic Development.

* Dec. 2011 Labor Force Estimates, Gibson and surrounding Counties / TVAsites, Gibson County, Buildings
<tr><td></td><td>United States Average Hourly Wage</td><td>Gibson County Average Hourly Wage</td></tr>
<tr><td>First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation &</td><td>26.54</td><td>21.88</td></tr>
<tr><td>Laborers & Freight, Stock & Material Handlers </td><td>12.62</td><td>10.81</td></tr>
<tr><td>Office Clerks, General </td><td>13.9</td><td>11.95</td></tr>
<tr><td>Packers & Packagers, Hand</td><td>10.81</td><td>11.34</td></tr>
<tr><td>Sales Representatives, Wholesale & Manufacturing,</td><td>30.54</td><td>27.76</td></tr>
<tr><td>Shipping, Receiving & Traffic Clerks</td><td>14.65</td><td>13.59</td></tr>
<tr><td>Stock Clerks & Order Fillers </td><td>11.66</td><td>9.34</td></tr>
<tr><td>Truck Drivers, Heavy & Tractor-Trailer </td><td>19.15</td><td>16.16</td></tr>
<tr><td>Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services </td><td>15.92</td><td>13.41</td></tr>
<tr><td>General and Operations Managers</td><td>55.04</td><td>35.71</td></tr>