"Leadership is up to the people who take initiative and, fortunately, because of the Chamber and Partnership 2010, there's a wonderful vision for people in Nashville to carry forward."
Ellen Leifeld - 2009-2010 Chamber Board of Directors member

Business in Nashville

The Nashville region's business environment is characterized by a favorable geographic location, quality workforce, lower taxes, and growth opportunities enhanced by a diverse economy.

Over the last decade, the Nashville area has experienced tremendous growth across industry sectors, including the major industries of health care, tourism, publishing and music. High-profile businesses from across the country and the globe have moved to the Nashville area in the past few years, from ServiceSource, to Saks Fifth Avenue, to Backyard Burgers, to Nissan, to the Consulate-General of Japan.

As a service to area businesses, the Nashville Area Chamber provides research and data to help area businesses make sound decisions, and advocates for policies that positively affect the region's business climate. Because existing and start-up companies create the foundation of a strong economy, the Chamber has a special focus on nurturing and supporting these businesses.