Nashville emerging life sciences hub
The city of Nashville has been ranked as an emerging hub for life sciences with its labor pool growing by 19% to 7,700 workers since 2019. Nashville ranked second overall nationally for the amount of growth it experienced in the life sciences industry in the same period. Nashville’s life sciences industry secured $521 million in NIH funding last year, one of the highest per-capita amounts. Vanderbilt University received the bulk of this funding, making it in the top 20 largest single recipients of NIH fundings.