In this series we will take you to each of the cities our offices call home. Nashville, TN, the country music capital of the world, happens to be home to the Conexess headquarters. While many know Nashville for its country music, southern soul food and hospitality, many don’t realize what a booming metropolis Nashville really is. Just this year it has seen the addition of a new state-of-the-art convention center, an outdoor amphitheater, and the mass-development of the surrounding metropolitan area. Anyone driving through Nashville right now is likely to lay eyes on at least 10 cranes because of the sheer amount of construction happening inside the city center. In fact, Nashville is currently home to over 100 construction projects.
While Nashville draws people in because of its music, culture and food, this massive amount of growth is attracting even more new business.
General Business Overview
Nashville was named the “6th Best City for Business & Careers” by Forbes this year. The state’s capital is also home to several headquarter offices including HCA, Bridgestone, Asurion, and Nissan which are supplying job opportunities for those across the mid-state. Some would even say Nashville has become the “who’s who of corporate relocation”. With major corporate headquarters in town, job opportunities are ripe for the picking with a large portion of those positions being tech related.
Nashville IT Market Snapshot
The Nashville tech sector has been in the works for nearly a decade with growth of 43% in this industry over the past ten years. In fact, just last year the tech sector saw an increase in 2,200 workers with the number of tech-related positions nearly doubling. With all of this growth, Forbes rightly named Nashville the “10th Best City for Tech Jobs”. Even Silicon Valley big wigs are eyeing Nashville. Already Google has shown interest in testing Google Fiber and other tech companies, like Eventbrite and Crestlight, are opening partner offices in the mid-state. The icing on the cake for Nashville was being hand-selected by the President to take an active role in promoting a local tech talent pool through the Tech Hire program presented by the White House.
As you can see big things are happening in Nashville and we are thrilled with all of the current and forecasted growth expected of our headquarters’ hometown. It is so fun to be part of a city where its natives join together to create a one-of-a-kind hub for business. The best is yet to come for this southern sweet spot! Stay tuned next week as we travel up north to our next office location in Detroit, MI.
If you are interested in working in the tech industry in Nashville, then head over to our website. We have several open positions available!
Data was gathered from the following sources:
Nashville Business Journal//Forbes//The Tennessean//Nashville Area Info