Nashville-Area Rankings

  • America's Hottest Spots for Tech Jobs

    by Niall McCarthy | Aug 24, 2016
    Research from ranks the U.S. cities with the greatest increase in technology jobs between 2010 and 2015. Nashville ranks fourth, with 30 percent growth.

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  • The Cities Challenging New York for Financial Supremacy

    by Joel Kotkin & Michael Shires | Aug 18, 2016
    The Nashville MSA leads the nation among metro areas that are increasing employment in financial services at the fastest rate, according to researchers at New Geography. Factors contributing to this shift are lower costs (including for housing), less regulation and expanding markets, driven by rapid population growth.

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  • The 2016 Friendliest U.S. Cities

    by Lindsay Chambers | Aug 15, 2016
    In Condé Nast Traveler's fourth annual Readers’ Choice Awards survey, the magazine asked its audience to rate the friendliest cities in the U.S. Nashville came in fourth.

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  • Tennessee Ranks No. 1 in Nation For Foreign Direct Job Creation

    by Lindsay Chambers | Aug 11, 2016
    For the second time in three years, Tennessee has topped IBM's Global Location Trends report. The annual report from the IBM Institute for Business Value measures the number of jobs created or committed via foreign direct investment (FDI) in each state during the 2015 calendar year.

    The Volunteer State is home to roughly 920 foreign-based establishments that have invested more than $33.3 billion in capital. The state’s top 10 countries ...
  • Tech Jobs in Southern Cities? Thank the Auto Industry

    by Lindsay Chambers | Aug 04, 2016
    From 2013 to 2015, the Nashville metro area led the nation with 7.9 percent increased employment in sectors using science, technology, engineering or math skills, according to a Brookings Institution report. The Washington think tank examined the 100 largest metro areas.

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  • The U.S. Cities Creating The Most White-Collar Jobs, 2016

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jul 27, 2016 researchers analyzed Bureau of Labor Statistics data to determine the cities creating the most jobs in the business and professional service sector. Nashville ranks No. 1, with business service employment growth of 47.2 percent since 2010 to 152,700 jobs, with 7.7 percent growth last year alone.

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  • Best Cities for a Healthy & Happening Retirement

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jul 26, 2016
    Nashville ranks as one of the best U.S. cities for retirement, according to a study conducted by Kiplinger. Researchers used data from Trulia to identify cities that offer green space, trails and walkability. The study also took into account cities with access to health care that are tax-friendly for retirees.

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  • The Best and Most Improved Housing Markets in America

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jul 13, 2016
    Nashville has the No. 1 metro housing market in the nation, according to a report published on The ranking is based on Freddie Mac's Multi-Indicator Market Index, which includes the best and most improved housing markets across the U.S. Ranking No. 17 in the U.S., Tennessee’s housing market is the second-most improved in the survey.

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  • The Best Cities for Retirement

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jul 07, 2016 ranked the best and worst cities for retirement for more than 200 cities using the following criteria: cost of living; crime rate (violent and property crimes); walkability; health care quality; state and local tax burden; personal well-being for seniors; weather (temperature and precipitation); and the vitality of the local cultural scene. Franklin ranked No. 3 and Nashville came in sixth.

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  • Nashville Ranked Fifth-best City in America

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jul 06, 2016
    Nashville is rated the No. 5 city in the United States, according to the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2016 readers’ survey announced today and available now on The new survey from Time Inc.’s Travel + Leisure reveals the top travel destinations and companies in the U.S. and around the globe, from cities and islands to cruise lines, airlines, hotels and more. Cities are rated on sights/landmarks, culture, ...