Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Nashville ranking in 'Best Performing Cities' index
[Updated Sept. 13, 2008] Nashville ranks 22 of the top 200 major U.S. cities in creating and sustaining jobs and economic growth, according to a report out today from The Milken Institute/Greenstreet Real Estate Partners Best Performing Cities Index. In a separate index of 124 smaller cities, Kingsport, Johnson City and Jackson made the cut. Update: NBJ reported Sept. 12 that Nashville's employment total dropped from 25th to 36th place in America's 100 largest labor markets, although jobs in our market rose 10.9 percent in the past five years, versus the 6.3 percent national average.