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Nashville’s Top 9 Industries

You don’t need a chart to know that business in Nashville is thriving (but we’re going to show you one anyway). According to Nashville Business Journal’s Book of Lists 2015-16, Nashville’s business district has the lowest office vacancy rate when compared to peer cities’ business districts.

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The demand for office space in and near Music City is evident, but what industries are the current leaders in Greater Nashville? Nashville Business Journal pulled the top 100 private companies to see which industries were dominating the market. Here are the top nine:

1. Manufacturing/Distribution—22%

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Example from Top 25 Private Companies:  Ingram Entertainment

2. Construction—20%

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Examples from Top 25 Private Companies:  Rogers Group Inc., Turner Construction Co.

3. Other—14%

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Examples from Top 25 Private Companies:  SMS Holdings Corp., Sitel Corp.

4. Healthcare—11%

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Examples from Top 25 Private Companies:  Iasis Healthcare, Ardent Health Services, Capella Healthcare, SpecialtyCare

5. Retail—10%

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Example from Top 25 Private Companies:  Logan’s Roadhouse

6. Finance/Banking/Insurance—9%

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Example from Top 25 Private Companies:  Direct General Corp

7. Logistics/Transportation—5%

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Example from Top 25 Private Companies:  OHL

8. Technology—5%

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Example from Top 25 Private Companies:  Asurion

9. Energy—4%

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Examples from Top 25 Private Companies:  Eco-Energy Global Biofuels, Tri Star Energy

Source: Nashville Business Journal Book of Lists 2015-16

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