Nashville-Area Rankings

  • America's Fastest-Growing Cities 2015

    by Erin Carlyle | Jan 27, 2015
    Nashville is on's list of the fastest-growing cities in America. The ranking is based on estimated population growth for 2014 and 2015, year-over-year job growth for 2014, 2014 gross metro product growth, federal unemployment data and median annual pay for college-educated workers for America's 100 most populous MSAs.

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  • Nashville ranks No. 2 in the nation for arts vibrancy

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jan 26, 2015
    Nashville's arts vibrancy is No. 2 in the nation, according to a new report released by the National Center for Arts Research. The research examines level of supply, demand and government support for arts and culture for more than 900 communities across the country.

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  • Nashville ranked 86th largest metro economy in world

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jan 22, 2015

    Six years after the world stumbled into recession, Nashville is not only fully recovered, it’s growing.

    In the Brookings Global MetroMonitor 2014 report, Nashville ranks 86th globally for economic performance out of the world’s 300 largest metropolitan economies.

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  • 2015′s Best Metro Areas For STEM Professionals

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jan 14, 2015
    To help STEM professionals find the best markets for their valuable occupations, WalletHub analyzed the 100 largest metropolitan statistical areas in the U.S. across such metrics as job openings per capita for STEM graduates, annual median wage growth for STEM jobs and the projected number of STEM jobs needed in 2018. The Nashville metro area ranked 12th.

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  • America's Best-Performing Cities in 2014

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jan 09, 2015
    Nashville is at #15 on Milken Institute's list of the top-performing large U.S. metros in 2014. The ranking is based on the key measures of job growth, wage and salary growth and the size and concentration of the tech industry.

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  • Orbitz editors name Nashville a top destination for 2015

    by E.J. Boyer | Jan 06, 2015
    Tourism officials have been optimistic that 2015 will be another hot year for Nashville, even as the national media spotlight dims and more hotel rooms come online, driving down average daily rates that have been steadily inching up for the past few years.

    The editors at have named Nashville one of their top five picks for travelers in 2015, citing a trend for more leisurely paced, mid-sized cities and ...
  • Cities Creating the Most Tech Jobs

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jan 05, 2015
    According to a study from tech job site, as reported by Fortune, Nashville is the country's second-fastest-growing market when it comes to creating tech jobs.

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  • Tennessee repeats as State of the Year

    by Eric Snyder | Jan 05, 2015
    Tennessee has again been named Business Facilities magazine's State of the Year.

    The Volunteer State's honor for 2014 marks the third time it has won the award since the trade publication, for economic development and site-selection professionals, started the award in 2007. Having won the award in 2013, Tennessee is the first state to win the award in consecutive years.

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  • Eight Cities Where U.S. Home Prices Are Setting New Records

    by Lindsay Chambers | Dec 31, 2014
    Buoyed by stronger economic recovery than other parts of the country, Nashville is one of eight top-40 U.S. metro areas setting new records for home prices.

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  • Best College Cities

    by Lindsay Chambers | Dec 17, 2014
    Personal finance website has ranked Nashville the ninth-best large college city in the nation.

    WalletHub ranked 280 U.S. cities based on 23 key metrics such as crime rate, cost of living and quality of education to find the cities and towns that offer the best combination of academic, social and economic environments.

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