Nashville-Area Rankings

  • Tennessee leads the nation in auto manufacturing, tech skills training

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jul 30, 2015
    Tennessee has been named the No. 1 state in the nation in both automotive manufacturing strength and tech skills training programs, according to Business Facilities magazine, a national economic development publication.

    In the magazine’s 11th annual Rankings Report, Tennessee also received accolades in the following categories:

    • No. 2 Best Business Climate
    • No. 2 Best Infrastructure
    • No. 4 Workforce Training Leaders
    • No. 7 Automotive Employment Leaders

    Tennessee, the first state ...

  • Best Places for Business and Careers

    by Kurt Badenhausen | Jul 29, 2015
    Nashville ranks 28th on Forbes' 2015 list of the best cities to live, work and do business. The ranking was based on employment, costs (business and living), income growth, quality of life and the education of the labor force.

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  • America's Best Cities for Festivals

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jul 23, 2015
    Readers of Travel + Leisure magazine voted Nashville No. 3 among the best U.S. cities for festivals.

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  • Report: Nashville leads country in hotel job growth

    by E.J. Boyer | Jul 23, 2015
    A new report based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that Nashville led the country in hotel sector job growth last year.

    Although several metros, including Las Vegas and New York, hired more total workers, Davidson County had the highest net percentage change. From 2013 to 2014, local hotel employment grew 6.7 percent, according to a report compiled by Headlight Data.

    That shouldn't be too surprising, ...
  • The Cities Creating The Most White-Collar Jobs

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jul 13, 2015
    Forbes.com published a list of cities where white-collar job growth is climbing. Nashville is No. 4 on the list; business service employment has soared 41.4 percent here over the past five years. Much of this growth is tied to health services, entertainment and staffing services.

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  • The Top 10 Large Metro Areas for Law School Graduates

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jul 08, 2015
    GoodCall.com, a website that provides research data to current and prospective college students, lists Nashville at No. 5 on its list of the best large metro areas to start a law career.

    To determine the ranking, GoodCall looked at metropolitan areas with populations above 100,000, evaluating them on:
    • Average lawyer salaries
    • Housing affordability index (percent of income spent on rent)
    • Amenities per 1,000 housing units
    • Employment attractiveness (law job density ...
  • Top 10 Cities for Creatives

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jul 07, 2015
    Financial research website SmartAsset.com researched the top 10 U.S. cities for creative workers. Nashville ranked fifth. To determine their list, SmartAsset compared the cost of living in major U.S. cities to the concentration of creative workers in those cities.

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  • The Top 10 Towns for Summer Jobs

    by Kylie Anderson | Jul 06, 2015
    Based on factors such as recent positive job growth, availability of part-time employment and variety of summer activities, employment website ZipRecruiter.com has compiled a list of the top 10 U.S. cities for summer jobs. Nashville is No. 4.

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  • 15 Affordable U.S. Cities To Add To Your Bucket List

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jul 06, 2015
    Lifestyle website Refinery29.com placed Nashville on its list of "cool and eclectic cities that won’t cost an arm and a leg to visit."

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  • Congrats, Nashville techies: You're helping build an 'up-and-coming' tech scene

    by Eleanor Kennedy | Jul 02, 2015

    In case you haven't heard: Nashville's tech scene is growing.

    Now we've ranked No. 9 on a new list of the best "up-and-coming cities for tech jobs," compiled by ZipRecruiter.

    According to the list, "the city’s overall tech employment is only slightly higher than the national average," but there are more than 20,000 local openings that "could increase the industry’s economic impact over the coming months."

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