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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 Oreck, 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.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has ranked the top states for taxes and regulations. Tennessee ranked as the #1 state most friendly to business. It took into account each state's cost of living, local tax burden, and budget outlook. The organization is a lobbying group for big businesses.
- U.S. Chamber of Commerce, June 2011
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With a premier location, a cost of doing business that is nearly 10 percent lower than the U.S. average, and a highly educated workforce, the Nashville region offers a variety of competitive advantages to businesses. Learn more about the business climate in Middle Tennessee.
The Nashville economic market is one of America's most dynamic centers for business growth with expanding global links and opportunities. No city of similar size offers so great a setting and potential
for international trade and investment. Learn more about international business in Middle Tennessee.
Nashville-Area Research & Data
Find current research, data and trends pertaining to the Nashville area, including demographics, workforce, cost of living and more.