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  • Author Jon Meacham says Nashville in 'golden hour'

    by Lance Williams | Oct 01, 2014
    Author and historian Jon Meacham – and recent Nashville-area transplant – says the city is in its "golden hour."

    "It is a remarkable story – the story you all have written and built here," Meacham told an audience during the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting on Wednesday morning.

    Meacham helped add to Nashville's recent "It City" status earlier this spring with an article in Time magazine calling Nashville ...
  • Nashville leaders focus on postsecondary education

    by Jamie McGee | Sep 25, 2014

    Nashville-area employers are headed for a massive labor shortage in the next decade, and boosting postsecondary education enrollment is one way community leaders are trying to address the issue.

    Middle Tennessee education and economic development leaders met Wednesday as part of the Nashville Region's Vital Signs initiative led by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Metropolitan Planning Organization. The focus on postsecondary education is meant to connect education ...

  • Warby Parker to open in Nashville, create 250 jobs

    by Getahn Ward | Sep 03, 2014

    Eyewear upstart Warby Parker announced Wednesday that it will open an office in Nashville, creating around 250 jobs over the next five years.

    The Tennessean first reported in July that the company was looking to expand into the Nashville area.

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  • Nashville in Top 5 for exports growth

    by Shelley DuBois | Sep 03, 2014

    Nashville is one of the top metro areas in the country in terms of export growth, according to a new report from the federal International Trade Administration.

    In 2013, the Nashville metro area exported goods worth $8.7 billion, a 35.9 percent increase over 2012's total of $6.4 billion.

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  • Leaders meet to battle adult education shortfalls

    by Xavier Smith | Aug 13, 2014

    Several Wilson County leaders met at the Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce on Monday morning to combine forces to address the issue of postsecondary education attainment.

    Several county officials and primary education personnel attended the meeting sponsored by Nashville Region’s Vital Signs.

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National News

  • Fastest-growing large cities

    by Lindsay Chambers | Sep 24, 2014
    Nashville is the nation’s 52nd fastest-growing city -- and 12th fastest-growing among cities with populations of 300,000 or more, according to a analysis.

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  • Baby Boomtowns: The U.S. Cities Attracting the Most Families

    by Lindsay Chambers | Sep 12, 2014
    Nashville ranked ninth on's list of where new families are being formed most rapidly. For the study, researchers examined data on the changes in the number of 5- to 14-year-olds since 2000 in the nation’s 52 largest metropolitan statistical areas.

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  • Best Cities for Employee Engagement

    by Lindsay Chambers | Aug 11, 2014
    Nashville ranked third among cities with the most engaged employees, according to data from Quantum Workplace and reported by To determine where employees across the country feel the most and least engaged, Quantum Workplace looked at the data collected for 41 cities as part of America’s 2013 Best Places to Work initiative. Cities with 70 or more companies participating in Best Places To Work were ranked from most to ...
  • Leading Locations

    by Lindsay Chambers | Aug 08, 2014
    Nashville is ranked 14th overall and No. 5 for economic strength (out of 379 U.S. MSAs) in Area Development magazine's "Leading Locations" study.

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  • 2014 Business Facilities Rankings Report

    by Lindsay Chambers | Aug 06, 2014

    Business Facilities magazine has released a new report that ranks the states' business climates. Tennessee comes in at No. 4. Click here to read the full article.

    In a related report, Business Facilities also ranks the Nashville International Airport (BNA) as the fourth fastest-growing metro airport.