Rankings & Recognition

Around the nation, Clarksville-Montgomery County is recognized as a premier destination to live, work and play.


  • Third Lowest Tax Burden (Tennessee), WalletHub, April 2017
  • #7 City Where Millennials Are Buying Homes, SmartAsset.com, May 2016
  • #8 Top Market for Millennial Homebuyers, CNN/Money.com October, 2015
  • #1 Market for First Time Home Buyers, MSN, March 2015
  • #6 Place Millennials are Moving for Bigger Paychecks, Time, September 2014
  • Top City for Millennials, Money Magazine, Summer 2014
  • 5th Fastest Growing City in the Nation, U.S. Census Bureau, July 2013
  • 2nd Fastest Growing Metropolitan Statistical Area in the Nation, U.S. Census Bureau, July 2013
  • Best Place to Retire (#1), Bankrate, Spring 2013
  • 4th Highest Per Capita Income in Tennessee, Bureau of Economic Analysis, 2013
  • Top 10 Metro Best Cost of Living (cities with less than a 350,000 population), Business Facilities, 2010
  • Best Place in Tennessee to Raise Your Kids; Business Week, 2010
  • 9th Fastest Growing City in the nation, U.S. Census Bureau, July 2008
  • 10th Fastest Growing Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in the Nation, U.S. Census Bureau, March 2008
  • Most Promising Real Estate Appreciation Market in the Country, Fiserv, January 2008
  • #9 Best City for Relocating Families (mid-sized metro market), Worldwide ERC and Primacy Relocation, May 2006
  • #4 in US as Most Affordable City, CNN/Money, March 2006
  • #20 in 2005 Best Performing Cities (200 largest metros), Milken Institute, February 2006


Economic Development & Investment:

  • #6 County for Investment Coming In To Tennessee, Smart Asset, August 2017
  • Foreign Investment Makes Powerful Impact in Tennessee, Area Development, January 2017
  • #19 U.S. City for Job Growth in 2016, 24/7 Wall St./MSN.com, December 2016
  • #7 in the State of Tennessee for Incoming Investments, SmartAsset.com, July 2016
  • Tennessee Named State of the Year, Southern Business & Development, June 2016
    (Google Data Center Among Top Six Deals)
  • Tennessee Named State of the Year, Business Facilities, 2014 and 2013
  • Hankook Tire Awarded Silver Economic Development Deal of the Year, Business Facilities, 2013
  • CMC Corporate Business Park named a Select Tennessee Certified Site, Fall 2013
  • Montgomery County Green Certified Business, May 2013
  • Montgomery County Earns ThreeStar Certification by the State of Tennessee, 2011
  • 8th in Low Cost Manufacturing Centers (cities with less than a 500,000 population), Business Facilities, 2010
  • #4 in US for Alternative Energy Industry Leaders, Business Facilities, 2010
  • Best City to Start a Business, CNN/Money 2009
  • Silver Award for Economic Deal of the Year, Business Facilities, 2009
  • Top Small Metro for Recruitment & Attraction, Expansion Management, July 2007
  • One of the South's Top 10 Places with Plenty of Talented Labor, Southern Business & Development, Spring 2006


 Tourism & Events:

  • Relax in Southern Comfort of Clarksville, TN, Leisure Group Travel, November 2016
  • Rivers & Spires Festival Awarded Silver Grand Pinnacle Award, International Festival & Event Association, 2012
  • Rivers & Spires Festival Named a TOP 20 Event by Southeast Tourism Society, Spring 2011
  • Rivers & Spires Festival Awarded Gold Grand Pinnacle Award, International Festival & Event Association, 2007
  • Rivers & Spires Festival Named a TOP 100 Event by American Bus Association, Annually since 2006


Friday, January 11, 2019

The Clarksville-Montgomery County, Tenn. Economic Development Council (EDC) Executive Committee is pleased to announce they have received commitment from Jeff M. Truitt, 46, of Clarksville, to fill the position of Chief Executive Officer.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

With the recent news that the State of Tennessee now ranks number five in the nation for median household income growth, it is time to take notice and pay attention to how Clarksville-Montgomery County stacks up.

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