The Nashville Sounds are a big tourist draw to the region. Their on-field success, the game-day experience and Nashville's quality of life in general all combined to make it the top minor league baseball town according to SmartAsset. First Tennessee Park is a great place to watch baseball, or just hang out at the BandBox.
Nashville is #6 City for Young Professionals
SmartAsset recently released a study on the best cities for young professionals based on unemployment and labor force participation rates of young adults, median rent, number of fun establishments, job diversity, median earnings for full-time workers and rent as a percent of income. Nashville ranked #6 thanks to our job market, reputation for fun and low unemployment rate for young professionals. Young people can get engaged in Nashville by connecting with YP Nashville, our young professional organization.
Southern Business & Development Magazine ranks states and peer group markets based on the capture of projects announced in the South meeting or exceeding 200 jobs and/or $30 million in investment. The SB&D 100 (the 24th annual) ranks each state and market through points earned based on the capital investment, jobs and the size of each project captured. Nashville earned "Major Market of the Year" for 2017 for its performance in calendar year 2016 with 165 points. The second highest ranking metro received 105 points.
Southern Business & Development
Nashville MSA #7 in Tech Job Creation
Praxis Strategy Group analyzed employment data from the nation’s 53 largest metropolitan statistical areas from 2006 to 2016, with extra weighting for growth from 2014-16 to give credit for current momentum. Half of the ranking is based on employment growth at companies in high-technology industries and the other half is based on changes in the number of workers classified as having STEM jobs. Nashville ranked no. 7. Since 2006, Nashville added jobs in nearly every tech industry that the study tracked, led by 3,700 new jobs in systems design, 1,800 in data processing, and 1,100 in engineering services.
Praxis Strategy Group
Brookings Metro Monitor Ranks Nashville Top 30 in 3 Categories
The Metro Monitor’s Inclusive Growth Index tracks the economic performance of the nation’s 100 largest metropolitan areas along three dimensions critical to successful economic development: growth, prosperity, and inclusion. From 2010 to 2015, only 14 of the 100 largest metro areas outperformed the average of their peers on composite scores for growth, prosperity, and inclusion. Nashville ranked #4 in growth, #9 for prosperity and #25 for inclusion.
The Brookings Institute
Nashville Ranks #20 in Forbes' America’s Fastest Growing Cities List
Best Buy Cities: Where To Invest In Housing In 2017
Nashville is one of the best cities in the country for investing in residential real estate in 2017, according to Forbes.com.The magazine named Nashville the eighth-best U.S. market in which to buy a home this year, citing the city's recent growth in population, jobs and home prices.
Nashville is making a play for the hottest housing market this year, heating up with a forecast of 4.3 percent home value appreciation, 1.1 percent income growth and a 4.0 percent unemployment rate, according to Zillow’s 2017 10 Hottest Housing Markets list. The list, determined using data from Zillow’s Home Value Forecast, income growth and unemployment rates, assigned a "hotness score" to the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S, with Nashville ranking No. 1.
Nashville among '50 Best Places to Travel' in 2017
Nashville, the “gateway to the South,” is a must-visit city in 2017.
That’s according to Travel + Leisure magazine, which ranked Music City as one of the top 50 places in the world travelers should visit next year.
Other destinations on the list include Belfast,
Northern Ireland; Bermuda; Cape Town, South Africa; Devon, England;
Honolulu, Hawaii; Jerusalem, Israel; Laos; Madagascar; and Perth,
Australia. Nashville was one of seven U.S. cities that made the cut.
Travel + Leisure
Best Cities for Job Seekers in 2017
To identify the best places for job seekers in 2017, NerdWallet analyzed U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Census Bureau data for the 100 largest U.S. cities to determine where Americans will find opportunities and also where their paychecks will go further.
According to a new study released by the Milken Institute, Nashville ranks No. 7 in relation to its 2016 growth in employment opportunities, wages and technology. Music City jumped 11 spots from its 2015 ranking.