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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, ...
  • AT&T beats Google to the punch, will bring super-fast Internet service to Nashville

    by Eleanor Kennedy | Jul 28, 2014
    AT&T U-verse with GigaPower, the telecom company's gigabit competitor to Google Fiber, is officially coming to Nashville.

    Using an all-fiber network, AT&T's GigaPower service will offer download broadband speeds of up to one gigabit per second (or 1,000 megabits per second) and the network's "most advanced TV services to consumers," according to a news release. One gigabit per second is about 100 times faster than the average American Internet speed....
  • Bon Appetit bringing its Grub Crawl food festival to Nashville

    by E.J. Boyer | Jul 28, 2014
    In another sign of Nashville's growing food buzz, food and culture magazine Bon Appetit is bringing its Grub Crawl food festival to Music City this October.

    Bon Appetit, which launched Grub Crawl last year, describes the event as "a moveable feast that brings food lovers together for an exclusive peek behind the line of some of the most celebrated kitchens in the industry." The festival, which stops in different ...

National News

  • 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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  • Best Places for Business and Careers

    by Kurt Badenhausen | Jul 23, 2014 ranks Nashville 10th in the nation in its 16th annual "Best Places for Business and Careers" listing. To determine the ranking, researchers compared every U.S. metro area on factors such as cost of doing business, number of college graduates and projected annual job growth.

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