Nashville is a city that has always proudly provided a steady and strong economy to its local residents. The city is home to multiple different industries that help contribute to the economy.
Nashville is best known for being the home of country music, though other music genres have certainly impacted the culture and community, as well. All of the Big Four record labels have offices in Nashville, and the city is also home to the guitar company Gibson‘s headquarters. Nashville is the second largest music production center in the entire country, only falling behind New York City. The music industry in Nashville brings in almost 20,000 jobs and about 6.4 billion dollars a year.
The largest industry in Nashville is healthcare. The city has more than 300 health care companies, bringing in about 30 billion dollars per year to the city’s economy. Nashville is home to the Hospital Corporation of America, which is the largest private operator of hospitals in the entire world.
The automotive industry has also been increasing significantly in Nashville since 2006 when Nissan North America moved its corporate headquarters from California to Franklin, Tennessee. Nissan also has a manufacturing plant located in the neighboring city of Smyrna, creating a boost in the automotive economy in Nashville.
Nashville’s other successful industries are insurance, finance, and religious publishing. The Fortune 500 companies in Nashville are Dell, HCA, and Dollar General.