Nashville named best city for professional and business services jobs

Nashville, Tennessee, topped Forbes' list of the best cities in the country for professional and business services jobs. 

The publication analyzed labor market data as well as job growth trends to determine its ranking. 

Nashville had the highest growth rate of any city in the country in the professional and business services jobs sector, according to Forbes. It has added 160,300 positions since 2011, representing a 42.6 percent increase. 

The source cited "low taxes and a pro-business regulatory environment" as two of the top factors driving job growth in the city. 

The Nashville city government and Chamber of Commerce have implemented initiatives to support business development and job opportunities in the city, the local NewsChannel5 Network reported. 

"We've very focused on long-term planning, not just planning for tomorrow," said Chief Development Officer for the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce Courtney Ross in an interview with the source. "Now we're in the process of planning for the next five years, the next 10 years."

The No. 2 city in Forbes' ranking was Kansas City, Missouri, which has seen 28.4 percent growth in professional and business services jobs since 2011. 

The publication analyzed labor market data as well as job growth trends to determine its ranking.