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
 See also
 Recent Nashville business news
Links to recent headlines via Topix.net
- Planters Bank to show Pen and Ink Drawings "Simple Tennessee Pleasures" by Janet Felts
- The Planters Bank-Hilldale Gallery will feature "Pen & Ink Drawings" showing simple pleasures in Tennessee by native Clarksvillian Janet Jones Felts from Thursday, April 2nd - Wednesday, May 6th. Felts' realistic reflections on life are revealed in the exhibit's 12 black and white drawings.
- WSMV Fires News Director Matthew Hilk
- Matthew Hilk, WSMV's director of news and creative services, was fired on Monday and escorted from the building, multiple sources confirmed to Pith. A recent employee survey was apparently of some concern to management.
- Bob Seger Plays the Hits at Bridgestone Arena
- It was nearly four years ago when The Spin last caught self-proclaimed ramblin', gamblin' man Bob Seger at Bridgestone arena . And it had not been the most glamorous of sights - there were mullets, chewing tobacco canisters and T-shirts implying blind patriotism and his Bobness abounding.
- Investor heavyweights commit seed funding to Project Music
- Bullpen Ventures, an investment partnership comprised of local business heavyweights, has committed up to $100,000 in seed funding to a company graduating next month from the Project Music accelerator, according to a news release.
- How Nashville's HealthStream picks the companies it buys
- Whether you're riding a bike or buying a health care company, the aphorism remains true: practice makes perfect.
- HFF arranges financing for Omni Nashville Hotel
- March 30, 2015 - HFF announced today that it has arranged permanent financing for the Omni Nashville Hotel, an 800-key, LEED Silver-certified, luxury hotel located across from the Music City Center in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. HFF worked on behalf of the borrower, TRT Holdings, to secure the fixed-rate loan through Prudential Mortgage Capital Company, the commercial mortgage lending business of Prudential Financial, Inc. Built in 2013, the Omni Nashville is located at 250 Fifth Avenue between Demonbreun Street and Korean Veterans Boulevard.
- Multi-City Innovation Campaign Improves Upon Traditional Hackathon
- In search of innovative tech and ideas surrounding community health, a group of 25 cities, states and counties has launched a $220,000 campaign -- that intends to do more than simply launch health-related apps. In its second year, the 2015 Multi-City Innovation Campaign will award up to $120,000 for civic tech prototypes and concepts that suit individual communities, and each region will award $5,000 for winning submissions deployed in their areas.
- Milwaukee's waiting on the Stones may end on Tuesday
- The ongoing saga of a potential Milwaukee concert by The Rolling Stones continues as those tongue-and-lips billboards began to appear around the city with the word "Tuesday."
 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