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  • Improving education in Sumner unites 40 local leaders

    by Dessislava Yankova | Jul 17, 2014

    With Sumner County ranking fifth for adults with post-secondary education in the Middle Tennessee region, leaders are looking for ways to encourage more people to earn their college degree.

    About 40 community leaders discussed on Thursday at the Gallatin City Hall how to improve postsecondary attainment rates as part of a regional effort that aligns with the Drive to 55 challenge.

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  • Newcomers Enjoy Nashville’s Low Cost of Living

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jul 14, 2014
    Nashville boasts a low cost of living. In fact, it is 14 percent less than the national average, according to the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce's "Nashville Datascape 2013." From groceries and housing to transportation and healthcare, expenses are manageable for the city's residents and visitors. The reasonable cost of living, lively music scene and job growth all play a part in why people are moving to the city in ...
  • Tennessee Voices: Nashville - A place to achieve your dreams

    by Ann Teaff | Jul 02, 2014
    By Ann Teaff

    When my Southwest Airlines flight touches down at Nashville International Airport, I often hear the flight attendant say, “Welcome to Nashville, where your wildest dreams can come true.”

    I never hear anyone say that when I land in Baltimore, or New York, or even Los Angeles. There is something about Nashville.

    People come here for many different reasons: music, academics, business. In a way that may be ...
  • Is Nashville the nation’s next $100 billion city?

    by Shelley DuBois | Jun 20, 2014

    Nashville’s economy ranks as one of the fastest-growing in the country, joining other booming cities like Austin and San Jose, according to a new report on metro economies released Friday at the United States Conference of Mayors.

    The city ranks third in the country based on the rate of growth of the gross metropolitan product, or GMP, which measures the value of all goods and services produced within a metropolitan ...

  • Homebuyers pay the price for Nashville's 'It City' status

    by Jeannie Naujeck | Jun 13, 2014

    From the national press, one might think Nashvillians’ main concern these days is what new gastropub to try or which A-lister is playing a secret show at Third Man Records.

    But eavesdrop at any coffee shop, bar or restaurant where locals gather and you’ll hear a different story.

    Sure, people are amused by the hype. But they’re more worried about its effects on the city, and whether they’ll be able ...

National News

  • 7 Great American Vacation Spots

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jul 16, 2014
    Nashville is on TIME magazine's list of seven affordable American vacation destinations.

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  • Top Cities for Manufacturing Job Growth

    by Jay Garner | Jul 16, 2014
    The Nashville MSA is seventh on Garner Economics' list of cities that added the most manufacturing jobs between April 2010 and April 2014. The Nashville region added 12,600 manufacturing jobs in that time period.

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  • America's Most Creative Cities

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jul 16, 2014 has ranked Nashville third on its list of the most creative cities in America.

    To determine the ranking, researchers examined America's 50 largest MSAs to find cities where people are actively engrossed in creative projects, including websites such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Bandcamp and ReverbNation—measuring the number of projects or artists per site as compared to the local population.

    "Although the Southern city is traditionally a home to country music, ...
  • Budget-friendly Retirement Spots

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jun 18, 2014
    Nashville is one of 10 cities spotlighted on's list of affordable cities for retirement. To determine the list, researchers examined factors such as tax rates, median home prices and access to health care.

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  • Small Business Friendliness

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jun 12, 2014, in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, has released the results from the third annual Small Business Friendliness Survey. The study surveyed more than 12,000 small business owners across the U.S., who graded their states and cities on factors such as licensing requirements, tax rates and ease of filing taxes. Nashville and Tennessee both received an "A" rating in the survey.

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