| || Nashville Region’s Vital Signs is a collaborative process led by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce to track key issues that impact the region’s economic well-being and activate community-driven solutions to address them. The Chamber’s Research Center leads the data collection for the project, and the Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization is the Chamber’s lead partner in the effort. Additionally, the Vital Signs Action Team, comprised of regional business and community leaders, is tasked with guiding the solutions phase. The report’s overarching themes lay the groundwork for a yearlong process that will lead to regional priority-setting and action.
Nashville Area Chamber leaders began making plans to launch the initiative, modeled after Toronto’s Vital Signs, after their Leadership Study Mission to Toronto in 2011. The Nashville region joins a growing list of international cities using this framework to identify regional issues and solutions. The Vital Signs process was created in 2001 by Community Foundations of Canada to be a broad community agenda-setting mechanism that focuses on outcomes and solutions to key community issues. The Vital Signs trademark is used with permission from Community Foundations of Canada.
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