A creative culture fosters an ideal environment for growth and innovation. The Nashville area is a welcoming, cooperative ecosystem that actively nurtures both new and existing tech companies. The community is a magnet for new tech talent from other markets and is aggressively expanding its own tech talent pipeline.
Our unparalleled creative community – with a mashup of musicians, artists, writers, developers, and designers – translates into a tech scene unlike any other in America.- Nashville Technology Council
At the start of 2018, the Greater Nashville area was home to 2,617 tech companies, up 11% from the previous year. Our tech workforce totaled 41,300, earning more than the average non-tech worker in Nashville, for a total economic impact of $6.1 billion. The tech sector spans all our major industries, serving as the enabling force driving innovation and growth in healthcare, music and entertainment, manufacturing, finance, and others.
In the last 12 months, Money Magazine ranked Nashville as the 8th hottest city for tech jobs, and Forbes ranked us as the 7th in the U.S. for growth of tech jobs.Business.org ranked Nashville 6th in the nation for Entrepreneurs and Start-Ups, and Kaufman ranked us 4th in the country for Entrepreneurship Growth.
The Nashville region is defined by a diverse economy, low cost of living and low barriers to conducting business, a creative culture, and a well-educated population. Cultural diversity, unique neighborhoods, a variety of industries and a thriving creative community make Middle Tennessee among the nation’s best location for relocating, expanding and starting companies.
With Nashville’s growth, there is a tremendous amount of opportunity for finding work, especially for tech workers who enjoy a 66% higher wage than the average wage earner in Middle Tennessee. Our unparalleled creative community – with a mashup of musicians, artists, writers, developers, and designers – translates into a tech scene unlike any other in America.
So, the next time you visit Nashville, whether it’s for work or play, we invite you to join us at Tech Hill Commons to experience Nashville’s Creative Tech Community.