Over 34% of the state's estimated population of 5.175 million resides in the Middle Tennessee area. Tullahoma-Manchester Micropolitan Statistical Area unemployment rate is 2.9% as of October 2019. National Aerospace Solutions employs over 2,000 people. Other large notable employers include:
Jacobs, an engineering firm with a national presence
With a population of over 25% of the residents holding a Bachelor's degree or higher, Tullahoma offers a well-educated and skilled workforce.
The aerospace sector enjoys strong support from public and private organizations that are dedicated to advancing the industry locally. Additionally, community education institutions develop programs specifically geared toward enhancing the quality of the workforce available to aviation and aerospace businesses.