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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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  • Census data: Nashville among fastest-growing U.S. cities

    by E.J. Boyer | Dec 05, 2014


    This should come as no surprise, but let's make it official: Nashville is the ninth-fastest growing big city in America since 2000, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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  • Bridgestone's $232.6M downtown HQ high-rise to create 607 new jobs

    by Adam Sichko | Nov 11, 2014
    The tire maker Bridgestone will relocate its U.S. headquarters to downtown Nashville — bringing with it more than 1,700 jobs, with more than 600 being new jobs for Nashville.

    Bridgestone Americas will be the only tenant in a $232.6 million, 30-story office tower that developer Highwoods Properties will build, totaling some 514,000 square feet.

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  • Bridgestone to bring 1,700 jobs, 30-story tower to SoBro

    by Joey Garrison & Getahn Ward | Nov 11, 2014

    Mayor Karl Dean's administration is prepared to offer more than $50 million in city incentives to lure Bridgestone Americas' corporate headquarters to downtown in a move that would make the tiremaker one of the largest private employers in Nashville.

    The deal, one of Nashville's most significant economic development deals in recent years, would relocate a total of 1,700 employees, including 600 who are currently out-of-state, into a new 30-story building ...

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  • Best College Cities

    by Lindsay Chambers | Dec 17, 2014
    Personal finance website has ranked Nashville the ninth-best large college city in the nation.

    WalletHub ranked 280 U.S. cities based on 23 key metrics such as crime rate, cost of living and quality of education to find the cities and towns that offer the best combination of academic, social and economic environments.

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  • Nashville Recognized by NerdWallet for Strong Economic Performance in 2014

    by Lindsay Chambers | Dec 17, 2014

    NerdWallet, a consumer advocacy and literacy website, has recognized Nashville, Tennessee for its strong performance in analyses on homeownership, cost of living and entrepreneurship.

    In NerdWallet’s analysis of the Best Cities for Homeownership, the Nashville metropolitan area ranked fifth among large metro areas with a population increase of 1.6% and homeownership costs at 32.1% of median monthly household incomes. Nashville also earned a number of other rankings from NerdWallet this ...
  • Best Big Cities for Entertainment

    by Lindsay Chambers | Dec 10, 2014
    Nashville is on's top-10 list of the best big cities for entertainment. To determine the ranking, researchers looked at the cost of entertainment, number of concerts, amount of venues and presence of professional sports teams.

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  • America's Most Attractive People

    by Lindsay Chambers | Dec 03, 2014
    Nashville came in at No. 7 on Travel + Leisure magazine's list of cities with the most attractive residents.

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  • The 15 Top Cities For Single Women

    by Lindsay Chambers | Dec 02, 2014 named Nashville to its list of the best U.S. cities for single women. To determine the ranking, researchers looked at the population data of major U.S. cities, including the total numbers, the percentage of men, the percentage of women and the amount of single men compared to the amount of single women.

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