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Major Annual Events:
CMA Music Festival
Live on the Green
Nashville Film Festival
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
Nashville is the capital of Tennessee and the seat of Davidson County.
Located on the Cumberland River the city is a center for the music, healthcare, publishing, banking and transportation industries, and home to numerous colleges and universities. It is known as a center of the country music industry, earning it the nickname "Music City, U.S.A."
Nashville's downtown area features a diverse assortment of entertainment, dining, cultural and architectural attractions. The Broadway and 2nd Avenue areas feature entertainment venues, night clubs and an assortment of restaurants. North of Broadway lie Nashville's central business district, Legislative Plaza, Capitol Hill and the Tennessee Bicentennial Mall. Cultural and architectural attractions can be found throughout the city.
Three major interstate highways (I-40, I-65 and I-24) converge near the core area of downtown, and many regional cities are within a day's driving distance.
Several public parks have been constructed, such as the Public Square. The Music City Center opened in May 2013. It is a 1,200,000 square foot convention center with 370,000 square feet of exhibit space.
As the "home of country music", Nashville has become a major music recording and production center. The Big Four record labels, as well as numerous independent labels, have offices in Nashville, mostly in the Music Row area.
As of 2006, Nashville's music industry is estimated to have a total economic impact of $6.4 billion per year and to contribute 19,000 jobs to the Nashville area!
Fortune 500 companies with offices within Nashville include Dell, HCA, Bridgestone, Community Health Systems, Nissan North America, Tractor Supply Company, UBS and Dollar General. In 2013, the city ranked No. 5 on Forbes' list of the Best Places for Business and Careers and in 2015, Forbes put Nashville as the 4th Best City for White Collar Jobs.
In 2015, Business Facilities' 11th Annual Rankings report named Nashville the number one city for Economic Growth Potential.