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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 Recent Nashville business news
Links to recent headlines via Topix.net
- SandCastle Entertainment welcomes singer/songwriter Tara Keith
- PRLog - April 27, 2015 - NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Popular Nashville singer and songwriter Tara Keith has reached an agreement with SandCastle Entertainment, CEO Richard Buckman announced today.
- Continuum MSP Partners Win First and Second Place in Robin Robins 'Better Your Best' Competition
- Jay Ryerse of Digitel Corporation Wins First Place and Scott Spiro of Computer Solutions Group Earns Second Place at 2015 Boot Camp - April 22-25, 2015 - Nashville, Tennessee PRLog - April 27, 2015 - BOSTON -- ContinuumA , the industry's only channel-exclusive provider of fully integrated managed IT services solutions, congratulates its partners, Jay Ryerse, VP of Business Development at Digitel Corporation for earning first place in Robin Robins' "Better Your Best" competition and Scott Spiro, CEO at Computer Solutions Group for earning second place. Winners were announced at 2015 Boot Camp, Wednesday, April 22 - Saturday, April 25, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee.
- First Acceptance to Acquire Titan Non-Standard Automobile Insurance Agencies
- First Acceptance to Acquire Titan Non-Standard Automobile Insurance Agencies NASHVILLE, TN, April 27, 2015 -- First Acceptance Corporation , d/b/a Acceptance Insurance, a leader in the non-standard automobile insurance industry, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire certain assets of Titan Insurance Services, Inc. and Titan Auto Insurance of New Mexico, Inc. . These agencies sell private passenger non- standard automobile insurance principally in California, but also in Texas, Arizona, Florida, Nevada and New Mexico.
- Obama's Small-Business Chief Touts Immigrant Entrepreneurs in Nashville Visit
- Lilia Yepez moved to Nashville in 1992 when "people in Nashville didn't know what a tortilla was." A native Guadalajaran who owns La Hacienda Tortilleria, Yepez says Music City is a different place now, especially for immigrant entrepreneurs.
- Developers vying for big Charlotte Avenue property
- Nashville business owner Tamay Ozari says a California developer has offered him $10 million to buy the nearly 7 acres he owns on Charlotte Avenue.
- Want to start a business? Nashville is among the best places to give it a shot
- Three Tennessee cities are among the top 20 places in the U.S. to start a business this year, according to a new report compiled by WalletHub, a financial tools and advice website.
- Diabesity: A problem employers can't afford to ignore
- There is a medical condition in our country that the Lancet Endocrinology study reports two of five Americans will develop in their lifetime. The CDC reports that one in five already have it.
- Penhall Company Joins the Music City and Opens its Nashville Tennessee...
- There is a huge opportunity for growth in this strong market. Penhall Company is pleased to now be serving the greater Tennessee area! Penhall Company, a market leader in concrete cutting, coring, and scanning services, now has their newly added Nashville location up and running.
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- 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