Nashville Wants to Attract 1,000 Tech Workers

Nashville’s Chamber of Commerce announced a task force to cultivate IT professionals in the region as part of an effort to bolster the tech workforce there..

This is just one small part of a larger effort by city officials, who have spent about two years trying to get Google into the area. In some ways it’s working, since Google employees attended a recent one-day workshop with middle Tennessee entrepreneurs, coders and content creators. Google employees also recently attended HackNashville.

A report by the Nashville Technology Council  in January found 1,044 tech-related jobs were open in Middle Tennessee during the fourth quarter of 2011. Indeed, Nashville-area employers now are seeking recruits in application development, business intelligence, unified communications and more. Healthcare systems led the way and local employers in the field included Vanderbilt University, United Health Group, Community Health Systems and HCA.

Indeed, local health care organizations want to showcase how IT is being used to improve the delivery of healthcare at the Nashville Health Innovation Exchange in June. Companies that want to participate have until April 30 to apply.

4 Responses to “Nashville Wants to Attract 1,000 Tech Workers”

  1. Oscar Quesada

    Hi Susan,
    Among all this 1000 new Jobs, Is there one for an Oracle Financials Techno-Functional Business Analyst that can be provided with Sponsorship for a Work Visa?

    Appreciate your consideration,



  2. R Koehn

    Unfortunately, Nashville has a reputation for salaries of around 40% less than technology rich areas such as Huntsville, AL. They could probably draw a larger interest if they could shrink that gap to maybe something like 20% or 10%.