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  • Invest in transit even if you don't use it (yet)

    by David Plazas | Oct 02, 2015

    A mass transit solution for Nashville is essential, and giving people alternatives to driving their cars will alleviate the headaches on the roads.

    A combination of a skyrocketing population in the region (about 86 new people a day), commuters coming into Nashville (with many commutes exceeding 35 minutes) and the fact that Tennessee does not have the money to build new roads (the gas tax hasn’t been increased in 26 years) ...

  • Regional Transit Authority Predicts Gridlock By 2040 Without New Options For Suburbanites

    by Lindsay Chambers | Oct 02, 2015
    Beyond Nashville’s border, the regional transportation system has not kept up with demand and could fall further behind as the population grows, according to a new transit study.

    The issues holding back transit through the 10-county region, according to the "State of the RTA System" report, are lack of frequency of regional train and bus service, the inability of "express" buses to move faster than traffic, and the inconvenience and ...
  • Haslam in Brentwood: No magic transportation fix

    by Jill Cowan | Sep 21, 2015

    Gov. Bill Haslam told Williamson County officials gathered for a transportation summit in Brentwood on Monday morning that there's no magic to getting the state's roughly $6 billion backlog of road projects funded.

    Revenues will have to go up.

    "All (possible transportation solutions) will mean asking for more money than we're getting now," he said.

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  • ​Tackling Nashville’s highway traffic: One lower-cost option to light rail

    by Scott Harrison | Sep 01, 2015

    Unless CSX suddenly changes its mind and allows passenger trips on its rail lines, Middle Tennessee is left grappling with the question: How do we get commuters to and from outlying counties?

    In July, we took an in-depth look at the increase traffic volume on Nashville’s interstate system. The 10-year surge is most pronounced along I-65 and I-24 south of Nashville. Traffic has been an issue that’s taken center stage ...

  • Williamson County magnet for new businesses

    by Collin Czarnecki | Aug 28, 2015
    To say business is booming in Williamson County would be an understatement.

    Compared with last year, the number of new business licenses issued by the county, which is the fastest-growing in the state, has increased significantly. According to data from Williamson, Inc., this year an average of 177 new business licenses are being filed per month — with no signs of slowing down.

    More and more business owners and entrepreneurs ...

National News

  • Best Cities For Millennial Entrepreneurs

    by Lindsay Chambers | Sep 30, 2015, a website that matches service providers with prospective clients, surveyed 18,000 small business owners to assess the business friendliness of U.S. cities. They then looked at a subset of 3,726 responses from entrepreneurs aged 34 and under. Nashville was ranked the fourth-best city to be a millennial entrepreneur.

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  • Top States for Doing Business

    by Lindsay Chambers | Sep 17, 2015
    In its sixth annual "Top States for Doing Business" survey, Area Development magazine placed Tennessee in the fourth spot. The publication asked site consultants to rank the states by business environment, labor climate/infrastructure and global access.

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  • 10 Best Places to Start a Business

    by Tess Townsend | Aug 19, 2015
    In an article published by, Tennessee came in seventh and Nashville was ranked sixth among the best places in the U.S. to start a business.

    The article is based on a national survey conducted by in which business owners were asked to rate the small business friendliness of their city. Nashville received an A+ overall in the survey.

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  • Hardest-Working City

    by Lindsay Chambers | Aug 18, 2015
    Freightliner Trucks has named Nashville one of its "Hardest-Working Cities" as part of a recognition program that honors cities spearheading community growth and innovation.

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  • Nashville Aces Small Business Friendliness Survey

    by Lindsay Chambers | Aug 18, 2015
    In a national survey, Nashville received an A+ rating for small business friendliness from The fourth annual study, drawing upon data from nearly 18,000 small business owners, provides new insights into state and local business environments across the nation.

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