Nashville is a city in Davidson County in Tennessee.
Nashville is the capital of the state of Tennessee. It is located on the Cumberland River in Davidson County in the north-central part of the state. Nashville is also a major hub for the health care, entertainment and publishing industries. Metropolitan Nashville's population stood at 546,219 as of July 1, 2004, according to United States Census Bureau estimates, making it the second-largest city in Tennessee (below Memphis). The 2004 population of the entire 13-county Nashville metropolitan area was 1,395,879, making it the largest and fastest-growing metropolitan area in the state.
Although Nashville is renowned for being a major music recording center and tourist destination, its largest industry is actually health care. Nashville is home to more than 250 health care companies, including Hospital Corporation of America, the largest private operator of hospitals in the world. As of 2006, the Nashville Healthcare Council estimated the health care industry contributed $18.3 billion a year and 94,000 jobs to the Nashville-area economy.
Other major industries in Nashville include insurance, finance, and publishing (especially religious publishing). The city also hosts headquarters operations for several Protestant denominations, including the United Methodist Church, Southern Baptist Convention, and National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Middle Tennessee is also noted for its automotive industry. The community of Spring Hill, Tenn., 30 mils south of Nashville, is home to a major complex that manufactures Saturns. In Smyrna, just east of Nashville, Nissan has a major manufacturing facility. In 2005, Nissan USA, announced it is moving its headquarters from Los Angeles to Williamson County, in the Nashville metropolitan area.
According to Expansion Management Magazine, Nashville is "the Hottest City in America for Relocation and Expansion." In June, 2006, Kiplinger Personal Finance Magazine ranked Nashville #1 on its list of The 50 Smartest Places to Live in America.
Nashville is the location of the membership headquarters of the largest small business association in America, the National Federation of Independent Business, NFIB.
 City & Official websites
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 Recent Nashville business news
Links to recent headlines via Topix.net
- Seeking A Warmer Welcome, Gun Factory Moves Down South
- A worker assembles a handgun at the new Beretta plant in Gallatin, Tenn. The Italian gun maker has cited Tennessee's support for gun rights in moving its production from its plant in Maryland.
- Kentville printer wins East Coast Music Award
- Laura MacDonald of Deep Hollow Print won the Graphic/Media Artist of the Year Award April 17 at the East Coast Music Awards in Sydney. Deep Hollow Print is a letterpress print shop and graphic design business owned and operated by MacDonald in Kentville.
- PNFP Reports Diluted Earnings Per Share of $0.68 for 1Q 2016
- Excluding pre-tax merger-related charges of $1.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016, net income per diluted common share was $0.71 for the three months ended March 31, 2016, or a 14.5 percent increase over the same period last year. "Several very significant events occurred during the first quarter of 2016," said M. Terry Turner, Pinnacle's president and chief executive officer.
- Urgent Team Chooses DocuTAP Software and Billing Services for Urgent Care Clinics
- The Urgent Team family of centers has 21 locations: Urgent Team ; Sherwood Urgent Care ; and Baptist Health Urgent Care . Urgent Team implemented DocuTAP's EMR and PM software and billing services at all their locations.
- Reed Family Expands Investment in Melrose Neighborhood With Eighth & Roast Deal
- Sam and Ed Reed, who along with their father Colin are part of the ownership group behind Sinema and The Hook, have recently formed partnership with the owners of Eighth & Roast coffeehouse and craft coffee roaster. The Reeds have purchased a part of the ownership of the locally based coffee company, located at 2108 Eighth Ave. S., which was founded by Lesa and Brad Wood in 2009.
- Louis Farrakhan pushes 9/11 conspiracy in Tenn. speech
- Louis Farrakhan pushes 9/11 conspiracy in Tenn. speech The Nation of Islam leader was the keynote speaker at the Black United Summit International Leadership Conference.
- Tennessee News Minute
- Authorities say a 12-year-old boy has been fatally shot in Knoxville hours after attending a basketball game to honor a cousin who had been shot to death. Knoxville police said in a news release that Jajuan Hubert Latham died Saturday night of a gunshot wound to the head.
- Artist spotlight: Terron Mitchell
- Terron Mitchell is a professional artist who specializes in "sculptural paintings"--three dimensional creations that are intricately carved out of wood and delicately painted with a combination of warm earth tones and vibrant colors. Terron Mitchell was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee.
 See also
- Better Business Bureau of Middle Tennessee
- Metro Nashville Library
- Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council: The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce's Small Business Council champions the growth and development of small business by providing education resources, advocating for small business in the region, and fostering business development through relationships and networking.
- Metro Nashville government's "Minority and Small Business Resource site"
- Music City 50: The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber created The Music City Future 50 program 1992 as a way to identify and recognize the 50 fastest-growing small businesses in the Nashville area.
- Nashville Business Journal
- SCORE, Nashville office: See: SCORE
- Small Business Administration, Nashville office See: Small Business Administration
- Tennessee Minority Suppliers Development Council