About the Nashville Region
About Nashville, Tennessee
Nashville is the capital of Tennessee and the seat of Davidson County. The city is also called the Nashville-Davidson city and is known as one of the 15 best cities in the United States for work and family. The area combines southern America charm with a contemporary urban metropolis. It is the centre of an urbanized area that also embraces parts of seven surrounding counties. The city of Nashville features the topography of rolling hills and lush vegetation, while the downtown urban core is a combination of skyscrapers, renovated historic buildings, and is known for its steady economic climate. Major industries of the area range from healthcare based companies and goods production
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Health care is one of Nashville's top industries; according to the Nashville Health Council, the city is known as the nation's health care center. Twenty-one healthcare companies are based within the city; in total 350 health care companies have operations here. Many service firms specializing in the industry (including accounting, legal, and others) are based in Nashville, including 12 investment and venture capital companies dealing primarily with health care. Health care services companies based in Nashville control more than 2,400 operations outside the city, as well. In 2002, almost 90,000 people in the Nashville metro area worked in the health care industry, earning more than a $4 billion payroll. New technology is a burgeoning factor in the Nashville economy. Dell Computers operates a manufacturing and technical support center near the airport, which opened in 1999 and employs about 3,000 people. The plastics industry is growing here, as is the biotechnology (including pharmaceuticals and life sciences) industries. Items and goods produced: printing and publishing, automotive products, trucks, automotive parts, clothing, shoes, lawnmowers, bicycles, telecommunications equipment, aerospace products, thermos bottles, kerosene lamps, and computers.
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