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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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Taylor Swifta s label eyes over $200M in sales
Big Machine, the record label of Taylor Swift, Rascal Flats and Tim McGraw, is on the block, The Post has learned. Owner Scott Borchetta, who started the label in 2005, is looking for a price in excess of $200 million, sources said.
AMG Employee Management Attends CAHF Conference in Palm Springs
Sometimes using the "cloud" for time and attendance monitoring lacks a silver lining, yet now, AMG Employee Management offers freedom of choice for customers everywhere. Find out more at CAHF Convention in Palm Springs.
TargetRecruit Teams with Act-On to Help Clients Achieve Recruiting Campaign Success
In this fast growing and demanding staffing industry where quick turnaround time and effective communication is the core of success, we are happy to offer our customers with one of the most result-oriented marketing automation software systems. TargetRecruit , a leading provider of cloud-based staffing apps, has integrated with Act-On Software, the leading provider of marketing automation software for small and mid-size businesses.
American Paper & Twine Co. Moves to New Knoxville Location
PRLog - Oct. 31, 2014 - NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- American Paper & Twine Co., one of the region's largest independently owned wholesale distributors, announces that its Knoxville office and warehouse operation has moved to a new and larger facility on the west side of Knox County.
Nashville chef featured in Wine Spectator magazine
Veteran Nashville chef Deb Paquette, the executive chef at Etch, is featured in the Nov. 15 issue of Wine Spectator magazine, an upscale lifestyle magazine focused on wine and wine culture.
We have a winner! Nashville's favorite booze is a
After three weeks of voting, it is time to declare Nashville's favorite booze. With 50 percent of votes cast in our Booze Madness finals, Nashville Business Journal readers have declared Tennessee Brew Works to be their favorite booze in Nashville.
Tennessee State Fire Marshal's Office Reminds Tennesseans to Change Your Clocks and Your Battery
The Tennessee State Fire Marshal Gary West is reminding Tennesseans to change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors this weekend when they set back their clocks Saturday night for daylight savings time. "Alarms, even those that are hard-wired, should have their batteries replaced regularly and should be tested monthly to ensure they're providing the proper protection," West says.
Kinky Boots National Tour Coming to Tpac in February 2015
KINKY BOOTS, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper , will play Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall for a limited, one-week engagement February 3-8, 2015. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 31, at 10:00 a.m. at TPAC.org, by phone at 782-4040, and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick Street, in downtown Nashville.

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