Economic Development

Prime Location
The City of La Vergne is located in the heart of Middle Tennessee. We are a neighbor to the Country Music Capital of the World and nestled next to the 14,000-acre Percy Priest Lake.

In August, 2011, CNN Money named La Vergne as the 13th most affordable place to live in the U.S. The report says, "Boaters and fishermen are drawn to the 14,000-acre Percy Priest Lake for recreation, parents to the highly-rated schools and everyone finds the low taxes here hard to resist."

Business-Friendly


La Vergne was named by the Tennessee Center for Policy Research as the 6th Most Business-Friendly City in the state. Cities were ranked using three categories: economic vitality, business tax burden, and community allure.

Each category was comprised of multiple factors including:
  • Cost of Living, Crime Rates
  • High School Graduation Rates
  • Job and Population Growth
  • Median Per Capita Income
  • Property and Sales Tax

Retail Profile & Commercial Sites


You may also visit BusinessClimate.com for business and retail information about Rutherford County.

More than 1.2 million people live within a 25 mile radius of La Vergne, one of the most affordable, friendly cities in Tennessee. This town of 32,588 (Source: 2010 U.S. Census) people was named by the Tennessee Center for Policy Research in November of 2010 as the 6th most business friendly city in the state, based upon economic vitality, business tax burden, and community allure.
Air transportation includes Smyrna Airport MQY, located two miles from La Vergne and Nashville International Airport BNA, located just 11 miles away. Rail transportation is via CSX, which goes through the town. Interstate 24 runs through La Vergne at Exit 64, Interstate 40 and Interstate 65 are but 13 miles away, State Route 840 (4-lane) is located eight miles up the road from La Vergne, and U.S. Highways 41/70 go through the city.

Tax Rates


Currently, the property tax rate for La Vergne is $0.95 per $100 assessed value. There is no city school tax, but the hotel-motel tax rate is 2.5 percent.

The location of La Vergne, low city property tax, and booming industrial activity make us a popular place for international companies.

Industries that call La Vergne home include:
  • Ajax-Turner (Budweiser Distributor)
  • Bridgestone Incorporated
  • Cardinal Health, Incorporated
  • Chromalox
  • Coca-Cola
  • HOLDRITE
  • Hot Topic
  • Ingram Content Group
  • MEIKO
  • Parthenon Metal Works
  • Quality Industries
  • Schneider Electric
  • Sims Recycling Solutions
  • SVP Worldwide
  • Trinidad Benham Corporation
For a detailed look at the 2010 census, view the U.S. Census website.

If you are a business or industry interested in a move to La Vergne, consider:
  • La Vergne is the 61st fastest growing suburb in the United States, according to Forbes Magazine in 2007.
  • La Vergne emerged from the 2010 Census as the 19th largest city in Tennessee.
  • I-24 near the Waldron Road exit (Exit 64) has a 2010 average daily traffic count of 136,000.
  • Murfreesboro Road, an arterial highway from Nashville to Murfreesboro, had an average daily traffic count of 26,000 at the intersection with Waldron Road.
  • Waldron Road provides direct access to I-24. It is 5 lanes with sidewalks from I-24 to Murfreesboro Road.
  • The city can offer incentives in certain areas based on developer contributions, including those for road improvements and land dedications for public use, including pedestrian courts and public squares typical in retail developments.
  • La Vergne’s water treatment plant has a capacity of 9.8 million gallons per day, and operates at between 3.2 and 5.5 mgd.
  • Nearby colleges include the prestigious Vanderbilt University, Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee Technical College, Belmont University, Tennessee State University, Motlow Community College, and more.
Additionally:
  • La Vergne named best place for young families to live, January 2015
  • La Vergne has eighth highest median income growth in the state, August 2014
  • La Vergne ranks fourth in the state as a best place for job seekers, November 2013
  • La Vergne top affordable suburb in Tennessee and 21st most affordable suburb in nation, November 2013.
  • La Vergne ranks as the sixth most business-friendly city in the state. - Tennessee Center for Policy Research, Nov 2010
  • La Vergne is the 13th most affordable city in the U.S. - CNN Money, August 2011
  • La Vergne, Tennessee is OPEN for business and we invite you to be a part of our future.

We Welcome You!


The city extends an open invitation to any industrial or retail business to personally meet with the the Mayor, Planning Commission, and Codes, Planning, and Engineering staff to walk through the process of locating a business in La Vergne.

The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce is also an excellent resource for business information.

La Vergne is a City of Opportunity and we look forward to welcoming you home to our community!