Comparable demographic information on the nine counties of Northwest Tennessee.

Total Nine-County Population: 254,605

Nine-County Labor Force: 115,920

Action Items for the Northwest Tennessee Regional Economic Development Group.

The Northwest Tennessee region, “Tennessee’s Northwest Passage,” is located near the geographic center of the U.S. population and is connected to the world by a robust mixture of road, rail, air and water corridors. Bordered on the east and west by the Tennessee and Mississippi Rivers, Northwest Tennessee offers commercial navigation in Henry, Benton, Lake and Dyer counties. Commercial navigation is provided by way of the river ports at Hickman, KY, New Johnsonville, TN, and Memphis, TN. The new $53 million Port of Cates Landing is now under construction in Lake County. All nine counties are located within 25 miles of an interstate.