Nashville is the largest city in all of Tennessee, with a population of approximately 684,410 people. Commonly referred to as Music City, U.S.A, it’s the epicenter of all things country music including the famous landmark The Grand Ole Opry and the big four country music recording labels located on the historic Music Row.
Nashville is named after the Revolutionary War Hero Francis Nash. Due to its prime location near the Cumberland River, Nashville became a popular port and dramatically grew in size in the early 19th century. Nashville eventually became the official state capital of Tennessee in 1843. After The Civil War, Nashville had great economic success. Remnants of this era still remain, especially the classical buildings currently found in downtown Nashville.
Another time of economic growth for Nashville was in the 1990s under the leadership of Mayor (now Governor) Phil Bredesen. His urban renewal policy helped expedite the construction and preservation of many famous Nashville Landmarks such as the Country Music Hall of Fame. Other popular tourist destinations include the General Jackson showboat, the Belle Meade Plantation, Music Row, and the Tennessee State Museum. Nashville is also the proud home to a variety of professional sports teams, including the Tennessee Titans and the Nashville Predators.
With all of that in mind, Nashville is more than just a tourist destination for country music lovers. In 2015, Business Facilities’ 11th Annual Rankings report named Nashville the number one city for Economic Growth Potential. While the music industry contributes to 6.4 billion dollars per year, other industries have found Nashville to be a profitable place for business. Some of Nashville’s most successful areas of business are the healthcare industry (estimated contribution of $30 billion per year) and the automobile industry (home to Nissan North America). In fact, Forbes deemed Nashville the 5th best place for Business and Careers.
In 2016, a PricewaterhouseCooper poll revealed that real estate professionals considered Nashville a top place for real estate investment. Nashville has a subtropical climate with hot summers and mild winters and several suburbs including Antioch, Hermitage, Old Hickory, and Madison.
As the city continues to grow in popularity, some have even begun dubbing it “Nowville”. Along with the growth of Nashville’s economy has been a substantial boost in job opportunities. Vanderbilt University and Medical Center had over 23,000 employees as of 2014. While life might seem great in Nashville, one cannot always predict when an accident or injury might occur. If you are out of work because of a disability or injury, you need to know all of your rights.
If you are one of the many employees that work in the area of Nashville and have been injured and unable to work, you are entitled to file for social security and disability benefits. The application process can be complicated and in the event of an appeal, it’s important to have someone who is experienced with Nashville and Tennessee’s laws. Do not hesitate to contact Bowman Law Offices, Nashville SSD lawyers. Jonathan Bowman has been dedicated to helping clients with their disability claims for over 20 years.