Columbia TN downtown view

This Business section provides helpful information and resources for anyone exploring the idea of opening a new business as well as helpful links for doing business with the city.

Columbia, TN is the county seat of Maury County and a hub for commercial and residential development. Columbia has been the leader in South Central Tennessee for retail sales and employment over the past decade. And it is home to Columbia State Community College and Maury Regional Medical Center. 

Columbia is strategically located in the southern portion of the ten-county Middle Tennessee region that includes the State Capital (Nashville) at the center, an approximate 45 minute drive from Columbia to Nashville. Columbia is a member of the Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) located in the southern portion of the MPO’s planning area, which ties the city to the Nashville Metro Region’s transportation network, allowing Columbia to participate in long-range regional transportation planning within Tennessee’s fastest growing region.

Columbia also serves as the economic hub of retail and commerce for the South Central Tennessee region's surrounding cities and counties.

Columbia offers advantages for businesses looking to grow and expand:

  • Convenient, central location off interstate I-65
  • Extensive network infrastructure of easily accessible U.S. and state highways
  • Access to two major rail lines – CSX Transportation & TN Southern Railroad
  • Maury County Regional Airport 
  • Exceptional quality of life amenities: parks & outdoors, arts & culture, residential, retail, etc.



City of Columbia
City Manager's Office
700 North Garden Street
Columbia TN 38401


Tony Massey, City Manager

Thad Jablonski, Assistant City Manager

Liz Bermudez, Executive Secretary

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