From the Great Smoky Mountains to the Mississippi River, Tennessee stands out as a center of culture, entertainment, natural beauty and innovation. The Volunteer State's musical heritage stretches from Beale Street in Memphis to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville and made it a natural location for companies such as fabled instrument maker Gibson.
Millennial talent is drawn to cities like Nashville, named one of the 50 Best Cities for Entrepreneurs by Livability.com, and Chattanooga, which offers ready access to outdoor attractions like the Ocoee River rapids or hiking in Lookout Mountain.
The state is a research leader that claims assets such as St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis and Oak Ridge National Laboratory in East Tennessee.
Eight Fortune 500 companies are based in Tennessee, including global logistics giant FedEx. Nashville is a hub of health care, home to more than 300 health-related companies. Tennessee is in the heart of the Southeast's Automotive Alley, where more than 900 automotive manufacturing operations are based, including major assembly operations for Nissan and General Motors.
The University of Tennessee, with its flagship campus in Knoxville, anchors the state's vast higher education system. Vanderbilt University in Nashville one of the nation's top research universities.
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|Latest Population Increase||0.00%|
|Median Household Income||$45,219|
|Median Home Price||$142,100|
|Median Property Tax||$1,181|
|Graduate or Professional Degree||9%|
|High School Graduate||33%|
|Some College, No Degree||21%|
|Percent Bachelor's Degree or Higher||24.9%|
|Percent High School Graduate or Higher||85.5%|
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting and Mining||1%|
|Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities||6.3%|
|Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing||5.7%|
|Professional, Scientific and Management and Administrative and Waste||9.4%|
|Educational Services and Health Care and Social Assistance||22.8%|
|Arts, Entertainment and recreation and Accommodation and food Services||9.3%|
|Other Services, Except Public Administration||4.9%|
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