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
- Sentinel Capital divests Hospice Advantage to Compassus
- Sentinel Capital Partners, a private equity firm that invests in promising companies at the lower end of the middle market, today announced the sale of Hospice Advantage, a leading hospice care organization, to Compassus, a nationwide network of community-based hospice programs and palliative care services. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
- Stratus Building Solutions of Nashville Honored with IFA Franchisee of the Year Award
- Stratus Building Solutions Regional Master Franchise Owners David Smith and Ed Lease of Nashville, TN were Presented IFA's Annual Franchisee of the Year Award in Washington, DC this week Washington, DC, October 08, 2015 -- -- Stratus Building Solutions Regional Master Franchise of Nashville, TN owners David Smith and Ed Lease were honored Tuesday, September 29th by the International Franchise Association and the Stratus Building Solutions Corporate Team with its annual Franchisee of the Year Award.
- Briefing: Personalizing Patient Care Through Laboratory Testing
- Join the American Association for Clinical Chemistry and leading experts in laboratory medicine and diagnostic testing for a discussion of how laboratory medicine is driving the future of personalized medicine and the policies to support these new technologies. Advances in laboratory testing science and technology are providing new opportunities to personalize medical decisions, resulting in better patient outcomes.
- Motivational Speaker Torry Strong Announces Availability for Speaking Engagements
- Dynamic motivational speaker Torry Strong announces his availability for speaking engagements. Torry Strong has been motivating and inspiring corporate small groups for over 15 years, and now he is ready to branch out to large audiences & industries.
- Advent Exhibits Hires Two New Team Members
- Advent Exhibits in Nashville, TN, welcomes two new team members: Steve Curtsinger as business development manager and Megan Lemmons as marketing coordinator. Steve brings over 20 years' experience in the trade show industry.
- From mezcal to music, Toby Keith keeps expanding his empire Thursday, October 8
- Country music artist Toby Keith does not just want his fans to listen to his music. He wants them to drive his truck, drink his mezcal liquor, eat his food and bet on his race horses.
- In a gently fictionalized memoir, Alan Lightman recalls his...
- Alan Lightman departed his hometown of Memphis as a young man, settling in New England and establishing himself in two extraordinary careers, first as an astrophysicist and then as an acclaimed writer. The family he left back in the South was a smart, talented, temperamental clan once ruled over - and forever haunted by - M.A. Lightman, Alan's grandfather, a movie-theater mogul who was both charming and tyrannical.
- Report: Music Row worthy of saving
- Report: Music Row worthy of saving It turns out that 60-year-old Music Row is not dead, yet. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://tnne.ws/1LgUv8C Jim Reeves, center, works with Chet Atkins, right, RCA manager of Nashville operations, in the RCA studio in October 1962.
 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