Music city nashville has hopes of becoming technology town
By Jill Martin
Music city might need a new nickname now that it has started playing a new tune – technology town.
Nashville, Tennessee, the home of country music, has become a haven for small and medium-sized technology companies.
Now entrepreneurs in the sector just need to convince more locals to stay and coax talent from elsewhere in the US to relocate to help fill hundreds of job vacancies.
For while the US unemployment rate currently stands at 6.7%, Nashville’s technology sector has as many as 1,000 jobs unfilled at any given time, according to the city’s chamber of commerce.
It means Nashville is increasingly grabbing the attention of the US tech community, with internet giant Google choosing Nashville as the location for one of its seven new regional tech hubs last autumn
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