The most profitable industry in each state
TENNESSEE: MEDICAL, SURGICAL, DENTAL AND VETERINARY INSTRUMENTS
2016 Value: $2.39 billion
The export of instruments for medical, surgical, dental and veterinary applications is big business in Tennessee, with exports valued at more than $2 billion since at least 2013. The industry has grown steadily for the past three years. Today, the sector represents 7.6 percent of all state exports.