We’re glad you stopped by our Global Business page. Tennessee REALTORS® is excited about helping to foster and support international opportunities that benefit our REALTOR® members and the real estate community throughout the Volunteer State. We are working to encourage members to engage in this important area of focus as well. One expression of this commitment is our new Global Business Forum. (See details below.) Read on for more information. Thank you!

Tennessee is home to more than 29,000 commercial and residential REALTORS® who work hard to help businesses and families with all of their property needs.

Tennessee has the #1 business climate in the U.S., according to Business Facilities, 2019

Competitive tax incentives make Tennessee a smart choice: one of the lowest per capita tax burdens, no income tax on wages, no state property tax.

The Volunteer State is home to 967 foreign-based businesses that invest $37.3 billion in capital and employ 147,000 Tennesseans.

Tennessee has offices courting foreign direct investment in Japan, South Korea, China, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom.

Tennessee works closely with our U.S. federal partners to promote exports, totaling $33.2 billion in 2017.

More than 33,000 job openings are filled annually by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Tennessee is home to 3,700 graduates in engineering, engineering technologies and engineering-related fields, an increase of 31.9 percent in six years.

Companies with a Tennessee presence make the world’s best whiskeys, Duracell batteries, GE refrigerators, La-Z-Boy recliners, M&Ms, Nissan and General Motors cars, and much more.

Tennessee Economic & Community Development Department: tnecd.com
Tennessee Chamber of Commerce: tnchamber.org/
Opportunity Zones in Tennessee: oz.tnecd.com
Tennessee Manufacturers Association: tnmfg.org/

MIPIM, a premier real estate event held each year in Cannes, France, gathers the most influential players from all sectors of the international property industry for four days of networking, learning and transactions through premium events, conferences and dedicated exhibition zones.

Several leaders from Tennessee REALTORS® attended MIPIM in 2019. We planned to host an exhibit booth for Tennessee at the 2020 event, but MIPIM was canceled in light of COVID-19. We will continue to pursue ways to represent our state and our members at this important, global real estate event.

In 2021, MIMIM is scheduled for June 7-10.

Learn more: HERE

Initiated in 2021, our statewide Global Business Forum consists of REALTOR® members working to advance the international impact of real estate throughout Tennessee. More details:

(Not Standing) Purpose: To maximize the ability of all members to take advantage of the growing earnings potential associated with the increasing globalization of real estate. It strives to: establish a significant leadership role for all levels of organized real estate within the international real estate and business community; attract and retain international real estate practitioners to the REALTOR® community; help Tennessee REALTORS® understand global real estate dynamics, recognize opportunities involved in international transactions, and encourage familiarity with global residential and commercial investments; and promote education and networking to increase awareness of globally influenced markets and the nuances of working with global clients. Composition: Eight members who shall serve two-year staggered terms, plus a Chair, Vice Chair, and Executive Committee Liaison member. An Association Executive Liaison may be appointed to this committee annually.

To apply to serve, visit HERE.