Though Nashville is renowned for having the highest concentration of music industry establishments in the nation and as a vibrant tourist destination, its largest industry is actually health care. The city is home to more than 300 health care companies. The city also boasts the largest per capita concentration of fashion companies outside Los Angeles and New York City and is the fastest-growing small market for tech talent and companies in North America. A popular destination for corporate relocations and business expansions, Music City is fiercely driven by a desire to create. Ask new residents why they’re some of the 100 new arrivals a day and they’re likely to say they moved to the city to take advantage of the entrepreneurial, creative, and educational opportunities and the high quality of life. A blossoming job market and an exploding tech, health care, and entertainment scene fuels an appetite (and thirst) for all things locally sourced and artisanal. Learn about Nashville’s explosive growth, why people are moving here in droves (and who they are), and some of the urban neighborhoods to which they are gravitating.
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