Regional Profile

The Lipman companies are centrally located in Nashville, the capital and the second most populous city of the U.S. state of Tennessee. Nashville is located on the Cumberland River in Davidson County in the north-central part of the state. The city is a major hub for the health care, music, publishing, and transportation industries.

Nashville's population stood at 626,681 as of 2010, according to United States Census Bureau estimates. The 2010 population of the entire 13-county Nashville Metropolitan Statistical Area (NMSA) was 1,589,935 making it the largest and fastest-growing metropolitan area in the state.

The NMSA encompasses the Tennessee counties of Cannon, Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Hickman, Macon, Robertson, Rutherford, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson, and Wilson. Lipman delivers to these 13 counties, plus an additional 23. Click here for a detailed look at Lipman’s distribution area.

Easily Accessible

Nashville is centrally located at the crossroads of three Interstate Highways: 40, 24, and 65. Interstate 440 is a bypass route connecting I-40, I-65, and I-24 south of downtown Nashville.

The city is served by Nashville International Airport, which was a hub for American Airlines between 1986 and 1995 and is now a mini-hub for Southwest Airlines.


As the "home of country music", Nashville has become a major music recording and production center. All of the Big Four record labels, as well as numerous independent labels, have offices in Nashville, mostly in the Music Row area. Since the 1960s, Nashville has been the second largest music production center (after New York) in the U.S. As of 2006, Nashville's music industry is estimated to have a total economic impact of $6.4 billion a year and to contribute 19,000 jobs to the Nashville area.

Although Nashville is renowned as a music recording center and tourist destination, its largest industry is actually health care. Nashville is home to more than 250 health care companies, including Hospital Corporation of America, the largest private operator of hospitals in the world. As of 2011, it is estimated that the health care industry contributes $30 billion a year and 210,000 jobs to the Nashville-area economy according to an economoic impact study released by the Nashville Health Care Council. The automotive industry is also becoming increasingly important for the entire Middle Tennessee region. Nissan North America moved its corporate headquarters in 2006 from Gardena, California (Los Angeles County) to Nashville, with corporate headquarters temporarily located in the BellSouth Tower until 2008, when the Japanese automaker will establish permanent headquarters in the Nashville suburb of Franklin, Tennessee. Nissan also has its largest North American manufacturing plant in Smyrna, Tennessee, a Nashville suburb.

Other major sectors of Nashville’s economy include education, insurance, finance, and publishing.

Major Companies Based in Middle Tennessee

Fortune 500 companies
HCA Inc. (formerly Hospital Corporation of America)
Caremark Rx
Dollar General Corporation (in Goodlettsville, TN)
Dell, Inc. (manufacturing plant)

Other Companies Based in Nashville (with over $1,000M in annual revenue)
Bridgestone Americas Holding (Bridgestone-Firestone)
CBRL Group (in Lebanon, Tennessee)
Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation (finance arm of Caterpillar Inc.)
Central Parking Corporation
Community Health Systems Inc. (in Brentwood, Tennessee)
Corrections Corporation of America
Delek US Holdings, Inc (in Franklin, Tennessee)
Genesco Inc.
Iasis Healthcare LLC (in Franklin, Tennessee)
Ingram Industries Inc.
LifePoint Hospitals Inc. (in Brentwood, Tennessee)
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
Nissan North America Inc. (as of summer 2006)
Tractor Supply Co. (in Brentwood, Tennessee)
Vanguard Health Systems Inc.

Colleges and Universities Located in Middle Tennessee

Vanderbilt University
Aquinas College
Belmont University
Draughons Junior College
Fisk University
Gupton College
Lipscomb University
Meharry Medical College
Nashville School of Law
Nashville State Community College
Strayer University
Tennessee State University
Trevecca Nazarene University
University of Phoenix
Watkins College of Art and Design
Nashville Auto Diesel College
Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro)
Cumberland University (Lebanon)
Volunteer State Community College (Gallatin)
O'More College of Design (Franklin)
Austin Peay State University (Clarksville)
Columbia State Community College (Columbia)


Tennessee Titans – National Football League – LP Field
Nashville Predators – National Hockey League – Gaylord Entertainment Center
Nashville Kats – Arena Football League – Gaylord Entertainment Center
Nashville Sounds – Minor League Baseball – Herschel Greer Stadium
Nashville Metros – Professional Soccer – Ezell Park

Regional Economic Development Partners

Being ranked the Hottest City for Relocation and Expansion by Expansion Management Magazine is a testament to the cooperative approach that Nashville has taken toward economic development. By encouraging strong public-private partnerships and building relationships with economic development officials throughout the area, Nashville has become the place for relocating and expanding businesses.