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Boomtown: Nashville’s on Top!

At Wood Personnel, we always say that Nashville is an amazing place to live and work. The heart of Middle Tennessee is beating strong – and things are really booming around here.

But don’t just take our word for it!

Whether you’re looking for jobs in Nashville, need Middle Tennessee’s top talent for your growing business, or just want have a little fun in the city, these rankings make it clear why “Boomtown” is the place to be:

Best Big Cities for Jobs 2016: Nashville Ranks 4th

Forbes researchers recently ranked over 420 U.S. MSAs based on job growth, using employment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Coming in at #4, the Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, TN MSA experienced job growth of 3.43% in 2015.

Best Cities for Young Workers: Nashville Ranks 5th

Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Credit Sesame compiled their list of top 10 “18-hour cities” (i.e., cities offering a similar lifestyle to a major cities like New York or Chicago, but without the 24/7 activity or high costs. Cities were ranked based on median household income, median rent price, unemployment rate, average student-loan balance and average credit-card balance.

Top Cities for Startup Growth: Nashville Ranks 5th

The rapid growth in Nashville’s entrepreneurial and startup scene bumped it up 4 spots to #5 in The 2016 Kauffman Index. Kauffman looked at three measures to determine rankings: the rate of startup growth (as measured by employment gains); the share of companies that have scaled past the critical 50-employee mark within a decade of operation; and the density of producing 20% annual revenue growth for 3 consecutive years.

Startup growth bodes well for Nashville’s employers, job seekers and the economy as a whole.

NCAR Arts Vibrancy Index: Nashville’s MSA Ranks 2nd

For all its economic promise, Nashville also has a booming, vibrant art scene. In fact, SMU’s National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) ranked the Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin MSA as number two on its arts vibrancy index. NCAR’s rankings were based on: the total number of arts providers in the community; the total nonprofit arts dollars in the area; and level of government support (based on state and federal arts dollars and grants).

Nashville is Booming. What about Your Career or Company?

Nashville is leading the way in culture, business and employment – and Wood Personnel is leading the way in staffing and recruiting services for Middle Tennessee. Whether you’re searching for that ideal candidate or job opportunity, we’re ready to deliver.