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Relocate or Expand

With a premier location, access to a robust workforce, and a business-friendly environment, the Nashville region offers competitive advantages to relocating and expanding businesses. We are a magnetic and vibrant center of creativity where businesses and individuals alike can grow and prosper.


Click the link below and let our seasoned economic development team assist with your site selection process.

Movers and Shakers

See recent relocations and those shaking it up with expansions in the Nashville Region.

Taxes & Incentives

In addition to having one of the nation’s lowest overall tax burdens, our region’s economic development partners offer exceptional incentives to relocating and expanding businesses. 

Tennessee has the second lowest state and local tax burden per capita, and no income tax on wages.

Incentives for a relocation or expansion project in the region come from three sources: the State of Tennessee, Tennessee Valley Authority, and the local community. The evaluation process is based on a variety of economic factors including capital investment, new jobs created, wages, etc. A qualified business that creates at least 25 net, new jobs and invests at least $500,000 in a 36 month period may qualify for an incentive package. Based on the project, the incentives could include job tax credits, infrastructure/training assistance, energy credits, low cost loans and grants, tax abatement (PILOT) or others.


Middle Tennessee is centrally located, allowing businesses to reach U.S. and international locations with ease and affordability. Half of the U.S. population lives within 650 miles of Nashville and 12 million people live within a 2.5 hour drive. The area is a transportation hub with excellent air, rail, and road access and is one of only 6 U.S. cities where three major interstates converge.


  • Nashville is located at the convergence of three major interstate highways: 1-40, I-24, I-65
  • The 440 Parkway, Downtown Loop, and Briley Parkway link the urbanized areas; Route 840 connects four counties in an outer loop
  • 140 freight carriers and 150 truck terminals


  • The Nashville International Airport (BNA) is located only 8 miles from downtown Nashville
  • 20 airlines operate 542 average daily flights to more than 96 nonstop destinations
  • Serves more than 18 million passengers annually and is the 4th fastest growing airport in the country
  • 75% of the U.S. market is within a 2-hour flight time
  • 27th busiest airport in the U.S. in 2022


  • CSX Transportation has two major rail yards in Nashville, as well as an Intermodal terminal, TDSI automatic distribution terminal, and TRANSFLO terminal. Nashville is CSX’s division headquarters.


  • WeGo Intercity bus system
  • Music City Star suburban rail
  • Nashville B-cycle bike-share system
  • Ride-share and motorized scooter services


Electric power for the Nashville region is provided by the Tennessee Valley Authority and local distributors. TVA is the nation’s largest government-owned power provider, supplying energy needs to approximately 10 million people throughout Tennessee and six other southeastern states.

TVA power is one of the most efficient and reliable systems in the country, offering numerous advantages to businesses and industry. Since 2000, TVA’s transmission system has achieved 99.999 percent reliability every year, and TVA ranked as the 3rd largest electricity generator in the nation in 2020 based on total electric generation.

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Natural Gas

Piedmont Natural Gas is the trusted natural gas provider for more than 1 million residential and business customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. In operation for more than 60 years, Piedmont Natural Gas provides reliable and high-quality service throughout the Nashville region.

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The Cumberland River runs through the middle of downtown Nashville, providing a plentiful water supply to the region. Local water providers in the region offer competitive rates and high-quality service to the Nashville region’s residential and commercial customers. Click here for the latest water rate information.


With the largest concentration of colleges & universities in a four-state region, our skilled and diverse population is ready to meet the workforce demands of any industry. From young graduates to established professionals and transitioning soldiers, our region is brimming with talent. 


accredited colleges & universities


college students


people of prime working age


young professional organizations


soldiers transition out of nearby Fort Campbell monthly

How We Can Help

We are committed to providing you with the best resources available to make your relocation or expansion to Middle Tennessee as smooth as possible. Click the link below and let our seasoned economic development team assist with your site selection process.

Our services include:

Location advisory through real estate search and site selection resources

Market research

Economic incentive coordination

Talent recruitment and retention resources

Community engagement and relationship building

International business support

Advocacy on local 

and state levels

Marketing support

For additional information, please reach out to one of our partners below.

Nashville International Airport (BNA), Chamber member since 1969