Despite a need of employees to be hired right now, small businesses in Rutherford County and throughout Middle Tennessee fare well right now.
Small businesses account for 99.9% of all businesses in the U.S. While less than 2% of small businesses in the U.S. have closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, 52.9% expect they won’t return to normal levels of operation for at least six months or longer. Though that outlook may seem bleak, small business sentiment is more upbeat in some places compared to others. Rutherford County is one of those areas where small business owners are upbeat about their future.
Despite a need of employees to be hired right now, small businesses in Rutherford County and throughout Middle Tennessee seem to be doing well, compared to other counties in the Volunteer State and throughout the country.
To find the places where small business sentiment is more positive heading for 2021, SmartAsset analyzed data for the 50 largest U.S. metro areas from the Census Bureau’s Small Business Pulse Survey. We considered the most recent responses available at the time of our analysis (collected between November 30 and December 6).
The Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin metro area cracks the top 10 places where small business sentiment is more positive in 2021.
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Currently in Tennessee, there are 481,599 job openings are businesses throughout the state. The overall unemployment rate in Tennessee as a whole is 4.7%.
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For more details on the Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin area's ranking, check out the infographic below.
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