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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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Ex-Vol now coach of fledgling team at Concord
He set some rushing records at Battle Ground Academy in Nashville before playing at Tennessee from 2000-03, where he was as a solid blocker and dependable runner and receiver as a fullback.
Websults Completes New Website for Curcio Dermatology
Nashville, TN July 29, 2014 Website design firm Websults completed a new site for Curcio Dermatology, located in Green Hills.
Nashville economy advancing at a 'rapid pace,' PNC report says
A recent report from PNC Bank says the Nashville "economy is advancing at a rapid pace."
Green Hills, Tennessee Hotel Holds Ribbon Cutting Event
The west end Nashville hotel , located at 3800 Bedford Avenue, is owned by CH Hotel Bedford Partners, LLC and managed by Chartwell Hospitality in Franklin, TN.
Kendall Wright Continues to Shine
WATCH LIVE as Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt addresses reporters following the Titans' Training Camp practice at Saint Thomas Sports Park.
Mitchell 1 hosts final management workshop
Mitchell 1 will hold its third and final Shop Management Workshop, Oct. 9-11 in Nashville, Tenn., at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Conference Center.
Armstrong Real Estate Group Recognized as One of America's Best Real Estate Agents
PRLog - Jul. 28, 2014 - NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Aaron Armstrong of Armstrong Real Estate Group with Keller Williams Realty was recently named one of REAL Trends' Best Real Estate Agents in America.
Quick trips: What's the big deal about Nashville? Everything
American Airlines flies nonstop from Miami to Nashville, Southwest flies nonstop from Fort Lauderdale in two hours, 20 minutes.

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