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What makes a city sizzle? In recent years, each of these places has experienced a burst of growth.

No. 4 Nashville

Keeping It Healthy

• It has more than 20 college and university campuses, the most megachurches per capita in the country, and a thriving music economy, but the city’s biggest industry—and its main source of growth—depends on one undeniable truth: We all get sick and die. Six of the nation’s 10 biggest for-profit hospital chains are headquartered here, along with more than 800 health care companies. Now there is a wave of promising health startups, like Covenant Surgical Partners, an outpatient surgery

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