Nashville-Area Rankings

  • Top Cities for Recent College Graduates

    by Lindsay Chambers | May 27, 2016
    The new Graduate Opportunity Index, compiled by Trulia in partnership with LinkedIn, rates 40 of America’s strongest job markets based on what they have to offer recent college grads. The Nashville metro comes in seventh.

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  • Best Cities for Young Workers

    by Lindsay Chambers | May 25, 2016
    In a new report, Credit Sesame identified the top 25 "18-hour cities" and then ranked the top 10 based on five factors: median household income, median rent price, unemployment rate, average student loan balance, and average credit card balance. Nashville placed fifth.

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  • Best Big Cities for Jobs 2016

    by Joel Kotkin | May 11, 2016
    Forbes researchers ranked all 421 U.S. MSAs based on employment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics from 2004 through 2015 to determine the top cities for job growth. Nashville ranked fourth.

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  • Davidson, Williamson among top 10 counties for wage growth

    by Lindsay Chambers | Mar 09, 2016

    Davidson and Williamson counties are among national leaders for job growth, according to an article in the Wall Street Journal.

    "But in places from Music City to the Chicago suburbs to the California coast, wages are growing much faster. Weekly wages grew 4 percent or better in 44 of the 342 U.S. counties with at least 75,000 jobs, according to Labor Department data released Wednesday. Wages in Davidson, Tenn., the ...
  • Best Places to Live

    by Lindsay Chambers | Mar 04, 2016
    U.S. News analyzed 100 cities in the United States to find the best places to live based on quality of life and the job market in each city, as well as the value of living there and people's desire to live there. Nashville ranks as No. 22 with an overall score of 6.8 out of 10.

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  • These Are the Best New Cities for Beer Lovers

    by Lindsay Chambers | Mar 03, 2016
    Fortune magazine lists Nashville as one of the best "under-the-radar" beer cities for craft breweries and locally made specialties.

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  • 2016's Best Cities for Women-Owned Businesses

    by Lindsay Chambers | Feb 22, 2016
    Analysts at personal finance website completed a study comparing the 100 largest U.S. MSAs across 10 key metrics indicating friendliness toward female entrepreneurs. The Nashville MSA ranks No. 1.

    The data analyzed in the study ranges from average revenue growth of women-owned businesses to presence of women’s business centers to industry variety for women-owned firms.

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  • America's Leading EDCs

    by Lindsay Chambers | Feb 16, 2016
    The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce was named to Global Trade magazine's list of the top economic development corporations in the nation.

    "Nashville may receive more attention for its eponymous TV show and honky-tonk establishments, but Music City has emerged as a global leader in commerce. The city, which is home to international brands Under Armour and Amazon, saw exports surge 10 percent, year-over-year, to a record $9.6 billion in ...
  • Nashville among top cities for STEM salaries

    by Lindsay Chambers | Feb 09, 2016

    Research by personal finance website ranks Nashville fifth out of the top 25 metros for STEM salaries nationwide. Nashville leads all cities in the ranking with a 5.3 percent income growth for STEM workers in 2014 – more than three times the national rate.

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  • Nashville among top 10 cities for growth and prosperity

    by Lindsay Chambers | Feb 02, 2016
    Research published by the Brookings Institution places the Nashville MSA fifth for growth and 10th for prosperity among the 100 largest U.S. metros over the last five years.

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