Planting New Roots in Nashville & Growing Quickly

Planting New Roots in Nashville & Growing Quickly

It’s hard to believe it’s almost been two years since the first Lyft rides took place in Nashville, Tennessee – we’ve accomplished a lot together since then. In 2014, Nashville International Airport was the first in the country to include Transportation Network Companies in its policies. This year, the Tennessee legislature passed arguably the strongest ridesharing legislation in the country to provide statewide authorization to welcome convenient and safe ways to get around.

On top of the incredible statewide leadership and support of innovation, Nashville is a city whose welcoming, creative culture and values mirror our own. Our history in Nashville coupled with our admiration for the community there is why we’re so excited to announce – downtown Nashville is the home of our newest Lyft office!

Now that we’re doing more than 1 million rides per week, and have become the fastest-growing transportation app in the U.S., expanding to Nashville will allow us to scale even more rapidly. Our goal is to hire 100 employees by the end of 2015, and ultimately have 400 team members in Nashville. We’re thrilled to support local job growth in Tennessee and bring technology opportunities to vibrant, growing regions outside of the Bay Area. This is just the beginning of a long, prosperous, and rewarding partnership.

We want to thank Lyft for investing in Nashville for its regional headquarters and the significant jobs the company will generate in Middle Tennessee. We know companies have a choice in where they do business, and this announcement supports our goal of becoming the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.
— Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam
Lyft’s announcement today highlights the fact that Nashville is rapidly becoming known as a center for innovation and technology. We’ve worked to embrace the ride-sharing economy as an important component of a diverse and robust transportation system that increases options for residents and tourists alike. I thank Lyft for their investment in Nashville and for bringing more high-quality tech jobs to our city.
— Nashville Mayor Megan Barry

The historic Sash & Door building in downtown Nashville will be the new home for our Customer Experience team, who will continue to support drivers and passengers with timely answers to their questions. Lyft is still the only ridesharing service with a 24/7 critical response line, and that commitment to service and swift responses will only grow from here. We’re also hiring a Nashville General Manager who will oversee and continue to grow local market operations.

We’re hiring for many roles, so if you’re interested in joining the movement, please check out our open positions and drop us a line. We arrive in October, so we'll see you soon, Music City!

I am happy to welcome Lyft to our fine mix of corporate citizen. Tennessee is committed to helping innovative companies like Lyft grow and thrive in a business-friendly environment, and I am thankful for the new jobs and investment Lyft brings to our state.
— Commissioner of Economic and Community Development Randy Boyd
We’re grateful to Lyft for the company’s investment in Nashville. Lyft has greatly expanded the mobility options for commuters and the millions of visitors to Music City each year and the ease and convenience of using Lyft makes it that much easier to connect to all our city has to offer.
— Ralph Schulz, president and CEO, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
Congratulations to Lyft on its decision to locate its regional headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee. TVA and Nashville Electric Service are privileged to partner with the State of Tennessee, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County to assist new job creation by innovative companies like Lyft.
— John Bradley, Tennessee Valley Authority Senior Vice President of Economic Development

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