This month, the fourth annual POWER OF TEN Regional Summit
will bring together more than 500 regional leaders in Middle Tennessee, representing the business, government and nonprofit sectors. Each of these leaders is committed to collaborating to address the challenges and opportunities created by regional growth, and the Nashville Area Chamber will be a key participant in the event.
The major topics of this year’s summit -- regional economic competitiveness, mass transit and ongoing cooperation -- align with many of the priorities
the Chamber, through our Partnership 2020 initiative, lead every day. Because nearly all our work is from the regional perspective, focusing on Middle Tennessee as a single economic unit, we are already very familiar with the role
our metropolitan region plays in the state, national and global economies. The Chamber and Partnership 2020 have partnered with the summit since its inception.
This year's theme, "Capitalizing on Regional Collaboration for Economic Competitiveness," will focus on the importance of livability and regional economies in attracting the best companies and best workers to Middle Tennessee. As we work to elevate the Nashville region to new levels of competitiveness in the global economy, the Chamber fully embraces this viewpoint – particularly through our metro area work with the Brookings Institute.
Recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
show the Nashville region is one of the fastest-growing job markets in the nation. In addition, data from the Brookings Institute
show the Nashville metro area is among the 20 strongest in America in terms of overall economic recovery.
The POWER OF TEN Regional Summit is an opportunity for business and community leaders to discuss how we can leverage the Nashville area's growing reputation as a great place to live and work, and how Middle Tennessee can continue to be economically competitive in the future.
The 2012 POWER OF 10 Regional Summit will be held Wednesday, May 23. For more information, visit www.10power.org.