20. Nashville, Tennessee
Total score: 44.55 out of 100 points
In crunching data for its final rankings, Commercial Cafe placed Nashville fourth on the metric of tech employment growth and seventh for startup density.
In fact, according to Inc., this city is moving beyond its reputation for music and has become an incubator for ethical fashion brands and has a large health care economy. The needs of startups in these industries are turning Nashville into a tech hub.