by Nashville Health Care Council | Apr 08, 2011
By Caroline Young, president, Nashville Health Care Council

This week, the Nashville Health Care Council and the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce traveled to New York City to showcase Nashville’s favorable business climate, led by the city’s number-one industry – health care.

Music City’s creativity and entrepreneurial energy have fostered a dynamic and ever-growing health care cluster with 250 companies, 18 of which are publicly traded. The impact of Nashville health care companies on the market is staggering: they generate more than $62 billion in revenue and nearly 400,000 jobs globally.

Well-recognized health care executive and Chamber board member Wayne Smith, chairman, president & CEO of Community Health Systems,was the featured speaker at a breakfast, where he discussed the continued growth of health care in Nashville and the wider impact of the cluster with financial services executives. Known for his impressive track record of leadership in the health care industry, Wayne described the many growth opportunities for health care and other industries in Nashville, supported by a strategic location, relocation-ready sites, quality of life, higher education and research resources.

The experience in New York helped to further the message that Nashville is well-positioned to grow our reputation as the health care industry capital of the U.S. and to continue to attract high-profile corporate investment to the region.