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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 ...

  • Critical issues await for Nashville area in 2015

    by Lindsay Chambers | Oct 25, 2014

    With a general election right around the corner on Nov. 4, Middle Tennesseans will choose the leaders they want to represent them in the years ahead. When you cast your vote, it will be crucial to select those candidates who are committed to addressing issues that will lead to the continued growth and prosperity of the region.

    Several weeks ago, the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Metropolitan Planning ...

  • Nashville tries to lure people into healthier lifestyles

    by Tom Wilemon | Oct 12, 2014

    Nashville is famous for hot chicken, GooGoo Clusters and meat-and-three joints where spaghetti counts as a vegetable. Historically, it's also been more of a spoke-hub city where people relied on cars to travel between suburbs, as opposed to an urban community where people used sidewalks to get to places.

    It's easy to understand why people here weigh more and tend to exercise less than residents of competing cities. Nearly one ...

  • Clarksville added to economic study of Nashville region

    by Richard V. Stevens | Oct 12, 2014
    A new study concludes that Clarksville is a key component of regional effectiveness for the whole of upper Middle Tennessee.

    Today The Leaf-Chronicle presents a special report titled "Vital Signs: A Region on the Move." This section about the 17-county Nashville region was prepared by The Tennessean and reports on the 2014 Vital Signs report released last week by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce.

    For the first time, ...

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  • The 15 Hottest U.S. Cities for 2015

    by Lindsay Chambers | Nov 19, 2014
    Business Insider named Nashville to its list of the 15 hottest U.S. cities for 2015. Factors determining the list included job and population growth, affordability, livability, health and well-being of residents, and the level of innovative and "cool" factors helping each city stand out.

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  • Top Cities for Young Entrepreneurs

    by Lindsay Chambers | Nov 19, 2014
    To determine the best cities for young entrepreneurs, personal finance site NerdWallet looked cities across the country and measured factors including access to funding, opportunities for networking and mentorship, the state of the local economy and the overall cost of living. Nashville ranked 19th.

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  • Great Cities for Starting a Small Business

    by Lindsay Chambers | Nov 18, 2014
    Nashville ranked third on MSN Money's list of 10 great U.S. cities for starting a business. To determine the ranking, researchers examined factors such as costs of living and doing business, number of small businesses per 10,000 people, small business resources and unemployment rate.

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  • America's Favorite Cities

    by Lindsay Chambers | Nov 17, 2014
    In the eighth annual "America's Favorite Cities" survey, readers of Travel + Leisure rated Nashville No. 1 for concerts, music scene, friendliness and girlfriend getaways; No. 2 for bars; No. 3 for festivals and dive bars; No. 4 for people-watching and hip/cool people; and No. 5 for safety and barbecue.

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  • Best Places to Spend Christmas

    by Lindsay Chambers | Nov 13, 2014
    Nashville was listed as one of Travel + Leisure magazine's favorite places to spend Christmas. The magazine selected 30 destinations from around the world.

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