IT’S NO ACCIDENT: Nashville’s Strategic Attributes Contribute to Successful Companies


Contributing factors to Nashville’s growth potential are:

  • Status as a “RIGHT-TO-WORK” STATE*
  • PRO-BUSINESS Tax Structure
  • NUMEROUS Local Colleges and Universities

Situated in a well-established region with high-growth potential, the Nashville area GDP hit $85,796,000,000 in 2011. From July 2012 - June 2013, 125 companies expanded or relocated to this region, creating 11,767 jobs across myriad industries such as healthcare, music and manufacturing.** In 2012 the Bureau of Labor and Statistics named Nashville one of the top cities for job growth, and CNN Money ranked it among the most business friendly cities in the country.***

The exceptionally high quality of life in Nashville sustains a productive and energized workforce. This is complemented by the rich environment of research and ideas which are fostered by the 18 local colleges and universities, earning Nashville the nickname the “Athens of the South.” Furthermore, geographically, Nashville is well-positioned for growth, with factors such as:**

  • Location: Twenty-three states located within a 500-mile radius of Nashville.
  • Population: The Nashville region is home to more than 1.8 million people and 40,000 businesses with more than 40 million people living within 300 miles and half of the U.S. population (150 million-plus people) living within 600 miles of Nashville.
  • Transportation: Nashville is one of only a dozen major U.S. cities connected to three major interstates (I-40, I-65 and I-24).
  • Taxes: Nashville’s local taxes are among the lowest in the nation. The Nashville area benefits from one of the lowest average household tax burdens of any major U.S. city.
  • Workforce: Nashville is among one of the most diverse economies of that in any U.S. region resulting in attracting the highest quality workers in all business sectors.
  • Education: Largest concentration of students enrolled in higher education in a four-state region with a 60% annual retention rate.
  • Low cost of living: Residents of the Nashville area receive benefits from a cost of living that is consistently below the U.S. average, resulting in one of the highest levels of disposable income relative to costs.

*  Under right-to-work laws, states have the authority to determine whether workers can be required to join a labor union to get or keep a job. Currently, 24 states and Guam have given workers a choice when it comes to union membership. Labor unions still operate in those states, but workers cannot be compelled to become members as a requirement of their job. – National Conference of State Legislatures

** Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce

*** Ranking appeared on CNN Money (link) based on 2013 Small Business Friendliness study performed by Thumbtack Media and the Kauffman Foundation (link)



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