Technology Industry

The 10-county Nashville / Middle Tennessee region is home to more than 1.8 million people and 40,000 businesses, with the city attracting more diverse new business from across the country than any city its size over the past 20 years. The technology sector is the leading edge of that growth – with technology job opportunities in the thousands at any given point in time and a huge array of opportunities in fields from music and entertainment to healthcare to enterprise software development.

Who is hiring the most technology talent in Middle Tennessee?

Bank of New York Mellon
Caterpillar Financial
Change Healthcare
Community Health Systems

Healthcare Management Systems
Hospital Corporation of America
Ingram Content Group
LifePoint Hospitals

State of Tennessee
United Health Group
Vanderbilt University and Medical Center

Tech Job Growth:

There are more than 1,500 open technology positions in the region, on average, in a large range of fields and companies.

The tech sector in Middle Tennessee is growing by 4.9% per year in Nashville, with an estimated 7,100 new jobs being added between 2009 and 2019. 

Nashville was named a top 10 hotspot for technology

Tech Internships

Recognizing that today’s students are tomorrow’s future, a sucessful college internship program can produce a pipeline of qualified workers for your company.

More than 100,000 students are enrolled in higher education in the Nashville area, the largest concentration in a four-state region.
Explore colleges and universities within 100 miles of Nashville

Additional Resources:

InternNashville InternNashville is a multifaceted program designed to aid employers, students and faculty. This program includes a web site and a resource guide for employers.

Entrepreneurship in Middle Tennessee

Self-employment provides many people with opportunities to earn a living or supplement their income. Entrepreneurship can include a variety of activities, ranging from consultants to musicians to creative technology workers. Entrepreneurs in the Nashville region comprise a significant portion of the workforce.

Sole proprietors accounted for 22.9 percent of total employment in Nashville in 2011. Nashville has a higher level of proprietor employment than the U.S. and also more than many of our comparative cities.

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Percentage of self employment

San Francisco
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Diverse Economy

What about a job for my partner, wife, or kids?
Often when families are considering relocating to a region, there are two income earners in the family – and two livelihoods to be considered. The diversity of the region’s economy, robust job growth in multiple sectors, and a variety of resources for your partner, wife, or children are available in this scenario.

Diverse Industries

  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Music and Entertainment
  • Education and Government
  • Technology
  • Distribution and Logistics
  • Advanced Manufacturing

Employment Resource Guide

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The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce has developed an Employment Resource Guide with resources for job seekers. It contains information about transition groups in the area as well as professional associations that may interest them. They can also find help with locating a career center, updating your resume or improving your interview skills.
Download the Employment Resource Guide

After visiting the pages on this WorkIT Nashville website, you may want to visit, which contains a wealth of information and data about the Middle Tennessee region. Click here to see the area’s largest employers and the companies who have recently announced addition of jobs in our region.