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  • Better transit a top priority for Nashville residents

    by David Plazas | Mar 15, 2015

    The SEC Tournament was a boon for Nashville and continues to add to the city's growing cachet.

    However, if you were one of the thousands of commuters who was stuck in traffic, you probably hoped for a minute that you were somewhere else.

    Traffic in Nashville and surrounding communities is already a headache even without all the visitors. It's the price of being in "It City," but there will be ...

  • NashvilleNext vision on cusp of being reality

    by David Plazas | Mar 14, 2015
    The time for action on carrying out NashvilleNext is finally upon us.

    During the past three years, Metro government, in partnership with the community, has worked on a sophisticated urban planning experience to create a road map for how Nashville should look over the next 25 years.

    In the next quarter-century, 1 million people are expected to move to Davidson, Williamson and Rutherford counties.

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  • Editorial board bus meeting a start to future solutions

    by David Plazas | Feb 09, 2015
    The Tennessean Editorial Board held its first meeting on a public bus. Executive Editor Stefanie Murray, Metro Columnist Frank Daniels and I rode with Nashville MTA CEO Steve Bland, Board Chair Marilyn Ott and spokesperson Patricia Harris-Morehead.

    The goal was to have to conversation about the future of transit as part of the overall discussion of a comprehensive approach to solving Nashville's transportation challenges in the future.

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  • Middle Tennessee mayors lay out legislative priorities

    by J.R. Lind | Dec 17, 2014
    The Middle Tennessee Mayors Caucus, a collaborative partnership among 40 mayors and county executives across the 10-county region, marked the end of the year by meeting with members of the state legislature to discuss regional priorities for the upcoming 109th Tennessee General Assembly. The gathering also included information from Nashville Region’s Vital Signs, a report produced by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Nashville Area MPO to highlight ...
  • Let's work to solve Nashville's transportation woes

    by David Plazas | Dec 08, 2014

    I'd like to take the bus more frequently, as time and circumstances allow, but if I did, I'd be only one of the 1.1 percent of people in the greater Nashville Metropolitan area who take public transit.

    That's according to the 2014 Nashville Region's Vital Signs report, commissioned by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization.

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National News

  • The 10 Best Markets for First-Time Homebuyers

    by Lindsay Chambers | Mar 23, 2015
    With an average down payment of $21,104, Nashville was No. 2 on MSN Money's list of the best markets for first-time homebuyers.

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  • The 10 Best Places to Live Now

    by Lindsay Chambers | Mar 17, 2015
    Men's Journal magazine listed Nashville No. 2 on its list of top 10 "cities where life is good," citing Music City's quality of life, construction boom, thriving tech scene and affordability.

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  • Nashville leads the nation in advanced manufacturing

    by Lindsay Chambers | Feb 03, 2015
    According to a new study from the Brookings Institute, Nashville has had more job growth in advanced industries since the recession than any other metro area in the country, and the growth is largely thanks to motor vehicle manufacturers.

    For a manufacturer to be considered "advanced," one in five of its employees has to specialize in technology, engineering, science or math, according to Brookings analysis.

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  • Travel Bucket List Cities

    by Lindsay Chambers | Feb 03, 2015
    Nashville is one of only three U.S. destinations named to's list of "15 Places That Should Be On Your Travel Bucket List." Other cities on the list included Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Kyoto, Japan; and Berlin, Germany.

    According to the article, "Every expert we talked to raved about Nashville, often calling it 'the Vegas of the East.'"

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  • America's Fastest-Growing Cities 2015

    by Erin Carlyle | Jan 27, 2015
    Nashville is on's list of the fastest-growing cities in America. The ranking is based on estimated population growth for 2014 and 2015, year-over-year job growth for 2014, 2014 gross metro product growth, federal unemployment data and median annual pay for college-educated workers for America's 100 most populous MSAs.

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