Jobs In The South Increase In Fast-Growing Spring Hill, Tennessee

Heron at the Cheatham Wildlife Management Area, Army Corps of Engineers.
Heron at the Cheatham Wildlife Management Area, Army Corps of Engineers.

Explosive Residential Growth

The fastest-growing city in Tennessee is Spring Hill, as determined by .

This expanding community is south of Nashville and has experienced several growth spurts in the last 100 years, especially from 2000 to 2008, with a population increase by 183%, nearly tripling. Jobs increased 183% in 2009 - 2010 and again by 195% in 2010 - 2011.

The reasons behind this growth ensure longer-term additions of residents and commercial businesses to the middle of the century.

A large part of Spring Hill's growth can be attributed to a General Motors Saturn plant, but this factory closed in November 2009. GM is still hiring in the metro area, however, and the city continues to grow.

The successes of other companies and business incentives offered to attract new business owners to choice real estate just 30 miles from Nashville are responsible. This includes the large Port Royal Place commercial development.

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Where Do Residents Work?

Visitors might guess that most commuters from Spring Hill travel to Nashville for work, but they would be surprised. A large percentage of job openings listed during 1st QTR 2010 and especially in March have been located in the suburbs of Brentwood, Franklin, Columbia, and Lewisberg Tennessee; with additional positions listed in Nashville and Spring Hill itself.

Spring Hill is a suburb close enough to the large city of Nashville to offer both urban and suburban cultures, while retaining its own healthy economy and excellent school system, Spring Hill was recognized as one of the Best Places to Live in America by Money Magazine.

At the same time, the city was named by the Tennessee Center for Policy Research as The Most Business-Friendly City in Tennessee. Builder Magazine online calls the area one of the healthier housing markets in this US for 2010.

The largest employers in or near Spring Hill are also some of the largest in the state, as listed below.

Largest Area Employers

  1. Gaylord Entertainment Co – Nashville
  2. Seton Corp: Medical and Health
  3. National Nephrology Associates: Business Consulting
  4. United Parcel Service (UPS)
  5. Nissan North America Inc
  6. BellSouth Corp
  7. Gannett Co Inc: Newspaper publishers
  8. Williamson County Hospital – Franklin TN

This up-to-date list was determined through research released by the State of Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, Division of Research and Strategic Planning on 2/24/2010.

Additional large employers are pointed out to prospective residents by local realtors in the Spring Hill area.

Major Employers Recognized by Local Reality Firms

  • Ryder Distribution Resources
  • Pioneer Manufacturing
  • Kroger Grocery Store/Pharmacy
  • Penske Automotive
  • Phoenix Metals Co.
  • Utility Equipment Co.

Port Royal Place presents an array of additional commercial opportunities to add to retail and service businesses in Spring Hill at the corner of Port Royal Road and Duplex Road. The site contains hundreds of commercial lots and businesses.

Top Job Listers

  1. Vanderbilt University
  2. - Physicians and other medical positions.
  3. CJW Medical Center
  4. Corpus Christi Medical Center
  5. Community Health Systems
  6. US Air Force - Healthcare specialists, researchers and others
  7. Asurion - Financial Analysts and other
  8. CompHealth
  9. HCA Healthcare
  10. Seaboard Physician Search
  11. Lockheed Martin - Aircraft and Aerospace Manufacturing and Defense
  12. General Motors - Manufacturing
  13. CHS Corporate
  14. United Health Group
  15. Healthways - (See section below)- Major Health ad Wellness firm.

Top 20 Hot Jobs Within 25 Miles of City Center

These high demand jobs are predominantly involved with Transportation, Business Management and Healthcare. They are the types of jobs that indicate future growth in the coming decade.

  1. Company, Salaried Truck Drivers
  2. Occupational Therapists
  3. Physical Therapists
  4. Physicians - Various Specialties
  5. Truck Drivers - CDL/ Owner Operators, Deliver Drivers, and O=other
  6. Registered Nurses (RNs)
  7. Outside Sales Representatives
  8. Medical Support Staff
  9. Customer Service Representative
  10. Middle School Teachers, Assistants and Tutors -Schools and Tutoring Companies
  11. Financial Analysts
  12. Clinical Social Workers
  13. Psychiatrists
  14. Dentists
  15. Optometrists
  16. Pharmacists
  17. Project Managers
  18. Assistant Managers
  19. Salespeople
  20. Executive Assistants

Healthcare and Healthways

Healthways is one of the local businesses that is advertising the most open employment positions in the Spring Hill area. With a 30-year history, Healthways has become the premier provider of healthcare solutions to help millions to maintain and improve their health and wellness while reducing costs.

Programs are based in replicated research findings and administered on a personal basis to populations served without bias toward age or health status in the US and internationally.

Healthways also maintains an accredited Complementary and Alternative Health Provider Network and a National Fitness Center Network that can be used in place of or in conjunction with allopathic care.

With an Internet presence at the lin below, the company reports that it works with employers, health plans, and government agencies, while offering the same care and service to its own employees.

Higher Education

Located within a short distance of Nashville, Spring Hill offers commuters easy access to a number of respected colleges, universities, and technical schools among the suburbs and Nashville.

Nashville Facilities

  • Belmont University
  • David Lipscomb University
  • Nashville State Technical Institute
  • Tennessee State University
  • Vanderbilt University

Spring Hill Facilities

  • University of Tennessee -
  • University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture - This is a division of the University of Tennessee that is considered a driving force in new techniques and products in modern agriculture and sustainability.
  • Columbia State Community College - Columbia

Hospitals and Medical Schools

  • Williamson Medical Center - Franklin. This medical center is one of the top job generators in the Spring Hill area.
  • Maury Regional Hospital - Columbia.
  • Marshall Medical Center - Lewisberg

Center Hill Lake

Center Hill Lake near Cookville, some 100 miles to the east of Spring Hill. Additional lakes dot the countryside around Spring Hill.
Center Hill Lake near Cookville, some 100 miles to the east of Spring Hill. Additional lakes dot the countryside around Spring Hill.

Historical Attractions

Spring Hill grew up around a few log cabins and a Methodist campground, later becoming the scene of a Civil War battle in the autumn of 1864.

Approximately 900 Union and Confederate soldiers died in the historic Battle of Spring Hill, more casualties suffered by the Confederacy. This was a huge battle in which over 30,000 individuals fought by the end of that day. The Spring Hill battlefield is commemorated with local museum exhibits and Civil War reenactments, visited by many tourists and history enthusiasts. A recognized state and national historical place, this battlefield is maintained to honor the 11/29/1864 event by the Association for Preservation of Civil War Sites, which also protects the nearby Battle of Franklin site.

Before European settlement in the South, the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek and Shawnee Nations inhabited the lands of Tennessee. After the Revolutionary War, three American soldiers received land grants in the area and the three tracts of land joined at the intersection of what is now Duplex Road, Old Military Road, and US 31/I-65. A few log cabins were built in 1808-09 and a road was requested in 1810 by Columbia TN residents in order to gain easier access to the so-called Tanyard Spring village cotton gin.

Schools and churches followed, as well as the Methodist campground after 1819. People traveled from miles around to attended the traditional Camp Meetings still held in the South today. In 1824, Henry Wade purchased Tanyard Spring and sold lots on US 31 (then just “Main St.”) in the town that became Spring Hill in 1825. Later the 19th Century, many of the Native Americans were relocated to the West, although some remained.

In addition to the yearly Civil War Battlefield remembrance activities and July 4th Celebrations, Spring Hill is home to an annual Country Ham Festival each fall and yearly Christmas celebrations.

A variety of museums and recognized historic places are located around Spring Hill, while Nashville offers another wide range of events and activities. Native American cultural and historical significance are also celebrated in the area. Green spaces and outdoor recreation are abundant.


© 2010 Patty Inglish

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nicomp 6 years ago from Ohio, USA

Isn't Spring Hill the site of the Saturn plant that will be closing soon?

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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America Author

That's right and I think it closed already, end of 2009. Apparently, a number of retail businesses are taking up or will take up the slack. Thanks for your question, nicomp!

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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

Jam-packed with excellent information as always. Thank you.x

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Patty Inglish, MS 5 years ago from North America Author

Spring Hill has expanded again, with a 195% increase in job listings in the last 18 months, especially Autumn 2011. Most positions are career jobs rather than seasonal employment.

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Kim Bryan 10 months ago

Tennessee is booming as a whole but cities such as Spring Hill and Murfreesboro are exploding. Definitely no lack of work in this state for the willing.

Excellent hub! Wonderfully informative!

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Patty Inglish, MS 10 months ago from North America Author

Thanks for the good word, Kim! I have an acquaintance in Tennessee that has as much work in art and music as she can handle. Do you think the TV show Nashville has helped the state? Thanks for chiming in with a good comment!

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Kim Bryan 10 months ago

Patty, most people in the hospitality industry in Tennessee will tell you they are overwhelmed with tourists wanting to know where best to possibly catch a glimpse of one of the show's actors performing, dining, or shopping - just as much as they ask about the actual country stars! And yes, Nashville artists in all forms are in very high demand. The show has made struggling artists and small venues very hip which has given many talented, otherwise unnoticed people the attention they deserve.

So yes, the show Nashville has most certainly played a huge role but I think the greatest appeal is no state income tax and low cost of living. Otherwise, they'd just visit and go home and only those associated with hospitality would benefit. Yet Tennessee is flourishing as a whole.

I've been most intrigued by the recent Nashville and surrounding counties real estate explosion. It's not uncommon for a house to be listed for less than 24 hours before selling - at asking price or above! That's amazing!

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Patty Inglish, MS 10 months ago from North America Author

@Kim Bryan- Thanks for giving us so much Tennessee information. It is encouraging to see a state thrive so vividly, growing and making people happy! You must love it.

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Kim Bryan 10 months ago

I most certainly do. Thank you for allowing me to share. :)

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Patty Inglish, MS 10 months ago from North America Author

You make really useful and engaging comments, a pleasure to read!

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