This week a group of business and government leaders headed to Nashville, Tennessee on a search for ideas that could translate to Tallahassee and benefit our community.
Below is a table comparing a number of characteristics between Nashville and Tallahassee.
Other than the major difference in population, there are some important comparisons that show variation. First, Tallahassee has a 10% edge on the number of people with at least a Bachelor’s Degree. However, Nashville’s median household income is approximately 20% higher than the median income in Tallahassee. The Tallahassee contingent needs to figure out what explains this difference.
Could the difference be explained by the mix of jobs?
The table shows that Tallahassee has 1.5% advantage in professional jobs, but Nashville has less service jobs than Tallahassee and significantly more jobs in the manufacturing and production employment categories. It would be interesting to know what industries are driving this advantage.