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Tennessee Ranks Business Friendly Cities

An annual report by the Beacon Center of Tennessee has ranked Brentwood as the most business-friendly city in the state for the second straight year.

Franklin ranked third in the report's rankings, just behind Farragut in East Tennessee. The Beacon Center study ranks Tennessee's 50 most populous cities based on economic vitality, business tax burden and community allure. Mt. Juliet and Spring Hill rounded out the top five.
Unfortunately, Jackson is among the 10 worst, actually ranking 8th on the worst list.
According to the Beacon Center of Tennessee, the Hub City made the list because of a top 5 high crime rate, subpar education rates and high unemployment.
The numbers are based on the state's 50 largest cities
Brentwood took the top spot in part because of its low taxes, well-performing schools and low unemployment numbers, said Lindsay Boyd, co-author of the study and policy director at the Beacon Center, a nonprofit free-market research organization.
The most business friendly city is Brentwood, for the second straight year.
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