CCA Named “Best in Business” by Nashville Business Journal

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Nashville-based company honored for excellence in business

Damon Hininger, CCA president and chief executive officer

The success stories of these companies exemplify the challenge and reward of entrepreneurship.

The Nashville Business Journal has selected CCA as a recipient of its annual “Best in Business” Awards. CCA, which is headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., won in the large employer category for businesses with 501 or more employees. CCA has a work force of more than 17,000 nationwide, including nearly 600 professionals in the Nashville area, with more than 300 employees at its Facility Support Center and over 200 at its Metro-Davidson County Detention Facility.

The “Best in Business Awards” were established 23 years ago and is the Nashville Business Journal’s longest running awards program and special publication. The program honors companies in Middle Tennessee for their excellence in business.

“The finalists and winners of the Best in Business Awards showcase unique, growing companies in Middle Tennessee,” said Kate Herman, president and publisher of the Nashville Business Journal. “The success stories of these companies exemplify the challenge and reward of entrepreneurship.”

“We are humbled and gratified to receive such an honor and recognition,” said Damon Hininger, CCA president and chief executive officer. “As a member of this great community since our founding in 1983, CCA is proud to be a committed contributor to Middle Tennessee as a growing business, high-quality employer and strong corporate citizen.”

Finalists and winners were selected from a large pool of candidates judged according to revenue growth, marketing strategy, unique insight, innovation and community involvement. Finalists represented several categories – 1-25 employees, 26-100 employees, 101-500 employees, 501 or more employees and nonprofit organizations.

Judges were George Armistead of Revenue Source Group, Michael Burcham of Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management, David Furse of Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management, Betsy Jones of Profit Sherpa LLC, and Don Roy of Middle Tennessee State University.

About CCA

CCA is the nation’s largest provider of partnership corrections to federal, state and local government, operating more than 60 facilities, including more than 40 company-owned facilities, with approximately 87,000 beds, in 19 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to providing the residential services for inmates, CCA facilities offer rehabilitation and educational programs, including education, vocation, religious services, life skills and employment training and substance abuse treatment. For more, visit and

CONTACT: Louise Grant, spokesperson
(615) 263-3106

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