A national ranking named Nashville as the fifth best city in the nation to start a new business.
The survey was released by Nerd Wallet Finance, which looked at several factors when determining where cities placed on the ranking. Available funding, human capital, the local economy, business-friendliness, and affordability were all analyzed by the organization.
Oklahoma City came was in the top spot, while Memphis ranked at number ten. Nashville fell right in the middle of the list.
“About six years ago, we made a concerted effort as a city to become attractive to the start-up community,” said Michael Burcham from the Nashville Entrepreneur Center. The EC has played a big role in changing the climate of business start-ups in the Nashville.
“That's our job, to help you get the resources you need to turn that idea into a real business,” according to Burcham. The people behind WoodGoods are currently working out of The EC, developing their products, web site and business plan. “We're here every day, working on our business, talking to customers, speaking to investors, making refinements,” said founder Andy Chick. READ MORE