During every fall season, the Beacon Center of Tennessee conducts an extensive research effort to build a comprehensive database of economic and social factors that distinguish Tennessee's 50 most populous cities. These cities are scrutinized and subsequently ranked in descending order, based on their positive appeal in three major categories: Economic Vitality, Business Tax Burden, and Community Allure. Based on a litany of subcategories, such as violent crime rate, tax rate, population growth, unemployment, median household income, cost of living index, and high school graduation rate, these 50 cities receive a final score from the Beacon Center for their friendly, or in some cases unfriendly, business environments.
Goodlettsville comes in 11th place in the Beacon Center's 2013 ranking. You can view the full report here: http://www.beacontn.org/wp-content/uploads/2013-Business-Friendly-Cities-Report.pdf
The Beacon Center of Tennessee is an independent, nonprofit, and nonpartisan research organization dedicated to providing expert empirical research and timely free market solutions to public policy issues in Tennessee. The Center's mission is to change lives through public policy by advancing the principles of free markets, individual liberty, and limited government.