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MJ named City on the Rise
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

Mt. Juliet continues to get accolades from organizations all over the United States. 

Nerd Wallet out of San Francisco, Calif. ranked Mt. Juliet as the No. 4 fastest growing city in Tennessee. Nerd Wallet had previously ranked Mt. Juliet as the third best city for home ownership in Tennessee. 

Mt. Juliet had an increase of 23 percent in its working-age population from 2009 to 2012, and averages 180 new businesses a year in the city. Mt. Juliet saw an increase of nearly 4,000 people in that time frame. 

“Tennessee’s cities on the rise are spread across all regions of the state, showing that the entire state is primed for growth,” said Jaime Ortiz, an analyst with NerdWallet. “Boosted by innovative worker training programs, a growing housing stock and a steady stream of new residents, Tennessee’s cities on the rise will continue to drive the state’s economic growth,” said Ortiz.