Research and advisory firm to create approximately 120 jobs  

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd and Forrester Research, Inc. officials announced today that the research and advisory firm will locate its newest office in Davidson County. Forrester will invest $2.8 million and create approximately 120 new jobs in Nashville over the next three years. 

“Tennessee prides itself on being a state where not only existing companies want to grow and expand, but also innovative companies like Forrester want to locate new operations,” Haslam said. “I appreciate Forrester for choosing to locate its new facility in Davidson County and for creating more than 100 new jobs in Tennessee. With this announcement, we are one step closer to our goal of making Tennessee the No.1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”

“I want to thank Forrester for choosing to locate new operations in Davidson County,” Boyd said. “Forrester is a leader in the research sector, which has grown exponentially in Tennessee. From 2010 to 2016, research employment has grown 34.7 percent and it is great news Forrester will be adding even more jobs to this sector and Team Tennessee.”

Forrester is one of the most influential research and advisory firms in the world with 15 offices worldwide in North America, Europe and Asia. The company is one of the 50 Best Places to Work in the U.S., according to job and recruitment site Glassdoor’s 2017 rankings. 

“Forrester is excited to join, and contribute to, one of the fastest-growing local economies and most dynamic communities in the U.S.,” George Colony, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Forrester, said. “As home to an emerging technology sector, respected institutions of higher education, and a vibrant creative community, Nashville is fertile ground for recruiting the intellectually curious individuals, passionate about technology’s impact on business, who will help Forrester continue to grow.”

“We’re excited to welcome Forrester Research to the Nashville business community,” Nashville Mayor Megan Barry said. “The company’s investment will create good-paying jobs and further bolster our economic profile as a destination for corporate operations.”

With this expansion, Forrester will be growing its inside sales and support team using Nashville as a strategic hub. The office will serve the U.S. market. To apply for a position at Forrester, go to

Nashville and Davidson County are represented by Speaker Beth Harwell (R – Nashville), Rep. Bo Mitchell (D – Nashville), Rep. Bill Beck (D – Nashville), Rep. Mike Stewart (D – Nashville), Rep. Jason Powell (D – Nashville), Rep. Brenda Gilmore (D – Nashville), Rep. John Ray Clemmons (D – Nashville), Rep. Harold Love (D – Nashville), Rep. Sherry Jones (D – Nashville), Rep. Darren Jernigan (D – Old Hickory), Sen. Steven Dickerson (R – Nashville), Sen. Ferrell Haile (R – Gallatin), Sen. Jeff Yarbro (D – Nashville) and Sen. Thelma Harper (D – Nashville) in the Tennessee General Assembly.

About Forrester
Forrester (Nasdaq: FORR) is one of the most influential research and advisory firms in the world. We work with business and technology leaders to develop customer-obsessed strategies that drive growth. Forrester’s unique insights are grounded in annual surveys of more than 500,000 consumers and business leaders worldwide, rigorous and objective methodologies, and the shared wisdom of our most innovative clients. Through proprietary research, data, custom consulting, exclusive executive peer groups, and events, the Forrester experience is about a singular and powerful purpose: to challenge the thinking of our clients to help them lead change in their organizations.

About the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development 
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s mission is to develop strategies that help make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs. To grow and strengthen Team Tennessee, the department seeks to attract new corporate investment in Tennessee and works with Tennessee companies to facilitate expansion and economic growth. Tennessee is the only three-time winner of “State of the Year” for economic development by Business Facilities magazine. Find us on the web: Follow us on Twitter: @TNECD. Like us on Facebook: 



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