Accounting has returned to Nashville

It’s a little strange but within a week of an announcement by BDO Seidman that they were returning to Nashville, Tennessee with an office and aim to focus on the health care industry, PricewaterhouseCoopers makes a similar announcement about said city and industry.

What I’m wondering is why both of those firms are just establishing (or in the case of PwC, re-establishing) offices there now. With a population pushing 1.5 million in the metro area, who was getting all the work? More regional firms I’d bet.