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Nashville, Tennessee

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This entry contains information about Nashville, Tennessee. For links to small business resources found in and around Nashville, visit the Nashville, Tennessee Hub.

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.

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Trendy east side barbershop plans second location in Sylvan Park
Scout's Barbershop, a unisex hair salon based in East Nashville, is opening a second location in Sylvan Park.
Google expanding fiber service to 4 Southeastern metro areas
Google said Tuesday it has selected four metro areas in the Southeast to receive its fiber optic service that can deliver Internet speeds at more than 50 times the national broadband average. The company said it will bring gigabit-speed service to Nashville, Tennessee; Atlanta; and Raleigh-Durham and Charlotte in North Carolina.
Sam Hunt celebrates No. 1 party with graffiti, break dancers
When you imagine a venue that's set to host a country music artist's debut No. 1 party, a skate park is presumably not the first location that comes to mind.
Pizza restaurant to open + Triad gets new law firm + Forsyth couple...
Marco's Pizza is expected to open by the end of this week at 3606 N. Elm St., Suite E, at Lake Jeanette Commons. Greensboro is getting a new restaurant called Marco's Pizza, the Greensboro News & Record reports .
Google Fiber adds 18 more cities in four areas
The Kansas City Business Journal reports the service, which started in Kansas City, will be added in 18 cities in the Atlanta; Nashville, Tenn.; Charlotte, N.C.; and Raleigh-Durham, N.C. metro areas.
Google Fiber gets speedier
Kevin Lo, the general manager of Google's fiber-optic Internet services, announces during a news conference in Nashville, Tenn., on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, that the city is among four metro areas selected to gigabit-speed connection. The other areas are Atlanta and Raleigh-Durham and Charlotte in North Carolina.
Google expanding fiber service to four Southeastern metro areas
Google said Tuesday it has selected four metro areas in the Southeast to receive its fiber-optic service, which can deliver Internet speeds at more than 50 times the national broadband average. The company said it will bring gigabit-speed service to Nashville, Tenn.; Atlanta; and Raleigh-Durham and Charlotte, N.C. Google officials said five Western cities previously identified as finalists remain in the running for fiber down the line.
Sports digest: Mayweather, Pacquiao finally meet
The fighters were both sitting courtside, directly across from one another, at a Miami Heat game Tuesday night. Mayweather went over to Pacquiao at halftime, the men shook hands and chatted briefly, then exchanged phone numbers.

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