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Nashville's smokin' hot!

Leonard Gilroy
April 10, 2005, 9:08am

Another interesting piece from Expansion Management magazine...they've released the results of their annual "America's 50 Hottest Cities" survey, and Nashville, TN comes out on top: Read the whole article. There's an interesting bit on the significance of the Nashville metro area's 19 colleges and universities on the relocation decision process. Business leaders understandably savor the prospect of access to a large pool of highly educated job candidates. And check out the full top-50 list here. The rankings are developed based on interviews with dozens of site location consultants to gauge which cities their clients find most attractive for business expansion or relocation purposes. The consultants consider such factors as the business climate, political climate, work force quality, operating costs, and incentive programs. More from the survey: UPDATE: Also, if you're interested in logistics, EM also has released their list of the 100 most logistics friendly metros. Logistics deal with those significant factors influencing business location and operation, such as road network; work force; labor costs; infrastructure and spending; road density/congestion; and air, rail, and water access.

Leonard Gilroy is Director of Government Reform


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