... The element tennessine is named after Tennessee.
Bluegrass music doesn’t automatically start playing when someone talks about Tennessee, but the sentiment is still there. Indeed, Tennessee is home to over 6.9 million people and has a median household income of $53,320, putting it firmly in 42nd place.
Humid summers and very mild winters mark Tennessee’s weather patterns well, making it easy for people to visit the state virtually year-round.
The state has no general income tax, and the economy is focused on agriculture, manufacturing, heavy industry, chemical processing, healthcare, transportation, high-tech, and utilities. Major employers in the area include the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, IPX, Northrop Grumman, FedEx, Dollar General, LifePoint Health, Tractor Supply Company, Unum, and many more.
Come for the Memphis-style barbecue, but stay in Tennessee for the great outdoors. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an easy travel stop, and it’s one of the country’s first federally funded parks.