Nashville-Area Rankings

  • Baby Boomtowns: The U.S. Cities Attracting the Most Families

    by Lindsay Chambers | Sep 12, 2014
    Nashville ranked ninth on's list of where new families are being formed most rapidly. For the study, researchers examined data on the changes in the number of 5- to 14-year-olds since 2000 in the nation’s 52 largest metropolitan statistical areas.

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  • Best Cities for Employee Engagement

    by Lindsay Chambers | Aug 11, 2014
    Nashville ranked third among cities with the most engaged employees, according to data from Quantum Workplace and reported by To determine where employees across the country feel the most and least engaged, Quantum Workplace looked at the data collected for 41 cities as part of America’s 2013 Best Places to Work initiative. Cities with 70 or more companies participating in Best Places To Work were ranked from most to ...
  • Leading Locations

    by Lindsay Chambers | Aug 08, 2014
    Nashville is ranked 14th overall and No. 5 for economic strength (out of 379 U.S. MSAs) in Area Development magazine's "Leading Locations" study.

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  • 2014 Business Facilities Rankings Report

    by Lindsay Chambers | Aug 06, 2014

    Business Facilities magazine has released a new report that ranks the states' business climates. Tennessee comes in at No. 4. Click here to read the full article.

    In a related report, Business Facilities also ranks the Nashville International Airport (BNA) as the fourth fastest-growing metro airport.

  • Friendliest Cities

    by Lindsay Chambers | Aug 05, 2014
    Readers of Condé Nast Traveler have again voted Nashville one of the friendliest cities in the magazine's annual poll.

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  • Best Places for Business and Careers

    by Kurt Badenhausen | Jul 23, 2014 ranks Nashville 10th in the nation in its 16th annual "Best Places for Business and Careers" listing. To determine the ranking, researchers compared every U.S. metro area on factors such as cost of doing business, number of college graduates and projected annual job growth.

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  • 7 Great American Vacation Spots

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jul 16, 2014
    Nashville is on TIME magazine's list of seven affordable American vacation destinations.

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  • Top Cities for Manufacturing Job Growth

    by Jay Garner | Jul 16, 2014
    The Nashville MSA is seventh on Garner Economics' list of cities that added the most manufacturing jobs between April 2010 and April 2014. The Nashville region added 12,600 manufacturing jobs in that time period.

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  • America's Most Creative Cities

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jul 16, 2014 has ranked Nashville third on its list of the most creative cities in America.

    To determine the ranking, researchers examined America's 50 largest MSAs to find cities where people are actively engrossed in creative projects, including websites such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Bandcamp and ReverbNation—measuring the number of projects or artists per site as compared to the local population.

    "Although the Southern city is traditionally a home to country music, ...
  • Budget-friendly Retirement Spots

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jun 18, 2014
    Nashville is one of 10 cities spotlighted on's list of affordable cities for retirement. To determine the list, researchers examined factors such as tax rates, median home prices and access to health care.

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