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  • Tennessee Promise mentors sought; deadline Friday

    by Lindsay Chambers | Nov 17, 2015
    Additional Tennessee Promise mentors are needed to meet student demands in several counties in Middle Tennessee, according to data released by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce.

    Local and state officials are still trying to meet the need for mentors in Rutherford, Robertson, Williamson and Wilson counties, according to the regional chamber of commerce's Drive to 55 Dashboard that highlights Tennessee Promise data from 15 counties.

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  • League of Cities conference should benefit Nashville

    by Lindsay Chambers | Nov 03, 2015

    Nashville will have a chance to shine among the nation’s cities this week as Music City welcomes thousands of local elected officials from across the U.S. for the 2015 Congress of Cities.

    The National League of Cities’ annual event historically has brought around 3,000 mayors, city council members and other elected officials together to share (and steal) ideas, study best practices and work to solve the myriad problems that municipal leaders ...

  • Join live chat on the future of transit in Nashville

    by David Plazas | Nov 03, 2015

    Five weeks into Transit Citizen Leadership Academy and my enthusiasm for public transit has not waned.

    Speakers have offered excellent insights into the regional landscape of Middle Tennessee and its rapid growth, the strained network of roads and rush-hour gridlock, and transportation project successes in other cities such as Salt Lake City and Grand Rapids, Mich.

    The Nashville region is prime to step up its offerings.

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  • Music City Star train focus of early region transit talks

    by Andy Humbles | Oct 30, 2015

    Commuter rail is exclusive to Wilson County in Middle Tennessee, but expanding the train’s frequency and ultimately its geography may be central to addressing the region’s mounting traffic woes.

    Wilson County recently held the first of nine meetings planned for counties around Nashville to gain public input as the RTA and MTA are in the process of updating their transit plan known as nMotion.

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  • Déjà vu: Streetcar options and revisiting transit on West End Avenue

    by NBJ | Oct 27, 2015

    Let’s zero back in on transit in Nashville’s core – particularly the West End Avenue corridor where all this recent discussion started.

    In the past several months, the transit conversation has been predominantly regional in nature – following the death of the Amp there were calls from mayoral candidates and business groups to look at a region-wide system.

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National News

  • Why New York is out and Nashville is in for real-estate investors

    by Laura Moore | Oct 07, 2015

    Doing business is pricey in the largest U.S. metropolitan areas, which has prompted companies to consider locating in more affordable cities that have vibrant downtown neighborhoods, good public transit systems, walkability and culture, according to a new report. Residents may seek out these alternatives too, looking for a more reasonable cost of living.

    Goodbye, New York. Hello, Nashville!

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  • The Cities Americans Are Flocking To

    by Lindsay Chambers | Oct 06, 2015
    Nashville is No. 5 on's list of cities Americans are "flocking to." The ranking is based on population change between 2010 and 2014.

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  • Best Cities For Millennial Entrepreneurs

    by Lindsay Chambers | Sep 30, 2015, a website that matches service providers with prospective clients, surveyed 18,000 small business owners to assess the business friendliness of U.S. cities. They then looked at a subset of 3,726 responses from entrepreneurs aged 34 and under. Nashville was ranked the fourth-best city to be a millennial entrepreneur.

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  • Top States for Doing Business

    by Lindsay Chambers | Sep 17, 2015
    In its sixth annual "Top States for Doing Business" survey, Area Development magazine placed Tennessee in the fourth spot. The publication asked site consultants to rank the states by business environment, labor climate/infrastructure and global access.

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  • 10 Best Places to Start a Business

    by Tess Townsend | Aug 19, 2015
    In an article published by, Tennessee came in seventh and Nashville was ranked sixth among the best places in the U.S. to start a business.

    The article is based on a national survey conducted by in which business owners were asked to rate the small business friendliness of their city. Nashville received an A+ overall in the survey.

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