MSA household growth expected to trail peer cities'

The Nashville region is projected to be the 29th-fastest growing large metro area between now and 2017, according to the first-ever Metro Magnets report from Pitney Bowes Software. In the coming five years, Middle Tennessee is expected to add 33,479 households, a growth rate of 5.4 percent. That's the same as Atlanta's but well below a number of cities we consider our biggest ECD rivals. Austin's growth is projected to be 7.4 percent and Pitney Bowes expects Charlotte to grow its household base by 6.6 percent.