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  • 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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  • NELA winners tackle Nashville's biggest challenges

    by Lindsay Chambers | Aug 03, 2014
    Last week, the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and YP Nashville announced the winners of the 2014 Nashville Emerging Leader Awards.

    These 15 winners have been recognized for their accomplishments in their respective fields, demonstrating leadership and involvement in community-service activities.

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  • New details announced for Printers Alley hotel

    by E.J. Boyer | Aug 01, 2014
    The group eyeing Printers Alley for a hotel announced today they have closed on three properties and have a fourth under contract, with plans to restore one of the buildings to its original use — a boutique hotel that will front Fourth Avenue and occupy the top floors.

    According to a news release, "a world-class brand with locations in the U.S. and abroad" has committed to the 160-plus room hotel, ...

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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.

  • Friendliest Cities

    by Lindsay Chambers | Aug 05, 2014
    Readers of Condé Nast Traveler have again voted Nashville one of the friendliest cities in the magazine's annual poll.

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