| Feb 20, 2015
Nashville is enjoying a period of unprecedented economic growth and prosperity, and is also earning national media coverage as America's "it city." But this wasn't always the case. In 1989, Nashville was experiencing a significant downturn in economic performance, at a time when the rest of the nation was thriving. The Wall Street Journal published an article connecting Nashville's poor performance to a lack of foresight.
The groundwork for our current boomtown status was laid in 1990, when a group of visionary community leaders created the Partnership, a regional economic development strategy. Since that time, Middle Tennessee's economy has steadily climbed to new heights, creating the success story we have today. And we believe the past 25 years are just the beginning. Just like in 1989, we cannot expect to continue our growth without a strategic vision.
Yesterday, we unveiled an ambitious, complex and robust five-year economic development plan that will lead the way for continued long-term prosperity in the Nashville region.
The new strategy focuses on three key strategic drivers that will not only build on our achievements, but will also identify areas of progress and critical need to ensure the region’s future economic vitality. These are economic prosperity, ...