The Nashville region is home to more than 1.8 million people and 40,000 businesses. Nashville’s advantages have attracted more diverse new business from across the country than any city its size over the past 20 years.
Nashville is a thriving community filled with risk-takers. The strong entrepreneurial spirit, coupled with the music and entertainment industries, ensures a vibrant “creative class” that helps make the Nashville region an exciting place to live, work and do business.
Bloomberg ranked Nashville as a Top Ten American Boomtowns. To determine the ranking, Bloomberg looked at metropolitan areas with a million or more people and ranked them based on population growth and growth in their gross domestic product (GDP). The Nashville metropolitan area was ranked No. 8 on Bloomberg’s list, with 6.29 percent population growth between 2007 and 2011, and annual compound GDP growth of 1.37 percent.
– Bloomberg, April 2013
With live music of every genre being performed any night of the week, more than 180 recording studios, and some 5,000 working musicians, Nashville is known the world over as Music City. Music put Nashville on the map, but it’s not its only claim to fame. From two major-league sports teams, to an extensive park system, to world-renowned attractions such as the Parthenon and the Ryman Auditorium, the Nashville region has something to keep everyone entertained. We invite you to stay awhile and enjoy our famous Southern hospitality. Who knows — you might even run into a celebrity!
To learn more about the city of Nashville visit the Nashville Chamber’s website here.
Nashville International Airport (BNA)
The Nashville International Airport by the numbers:
- 10 million passengers a year
- 4 runways
- 44 gates and 15 commuter aircraft parking positions
- 1 million sq. feet of terminal space
- Serving 70 markets, 50 nonstops
- 380 daily flights
- $3.51 billion generated in economic activity in 2012
- 42,643 tons of cargo in 2013
Carriers: Air Canada, American, American Connection, American Eagle, Delta, Delta Connection, Frontier, Seaport Airlines, Southwest, United, US Airways, Aeromexico and US Airways Express
International markets include: Toronto, Cancun and Punta Cana