The Music City Center opened May 2013 and boasts stunning views of the Nashville skyline and, in keeping with the city's commitment to sustainable development, a 4-acre green roof. Located in downtown Nashville, the new Music City Center is adjacent to many Nashville attractions including the Country Music Hall of Fame, Bridgestone Arena, and the pedestrian friendly Broadway Street with live music 24/7. The state-of-art convention center is the newest addition to an exciting and vibrant downtown.
Major industries in Nashville include: Automobile Production, Finance, Health Care Management, Higher Education, Insurance, Music Production, Printing & Publishing, Technology Manufacturing and Tourism. Some of the largest employers include Vanderbilt University and Medical Center, HCA, Nissan, Gaylord Entertainment, Kroger, Asurion, Dell Computers, and Electrolux Home Products.
Nashville consistently ranks among the lowest for cost-of-living in comparable cities across the nation, ranking more cost-efficient than Atlanta, Austin, Tampa and Indianapolis. The overall cost of living is 10.2% less than the national average. All components (groceries, housing, utilities, etc.) of cost-of-living are typically below the national average
Nashville has been named among the best places to visit in 2013 by Condé Nast Traveler, Fodor's, Yahoo! Travel, Business Insider, and Budget Travel!
Over sixteen higher education entities (colleges, universities and professional schools) are located in Nashville.