Workforce Study

The Middle Tennessee economy is experiencing tremendous growth and prosperity. One of the Chamber’s key priorities is to work to balance the talent needs of employers with the availability of a skilled workforce. Strengthening the Middle Tennessee Region 2020: Building a Vital Workforce to Sustain Economic Growth and Opportunity is a comprehensive analysis of the challenges and opportunities the Nashville and Clarksville MSAs will face over the next five years to align supply and demand for talent. The study was funded by JPMorgan Chase & Co. New Skills at Work, an initiative to provide data-driven insights to help business, education, and policy makers identify solutions to address skills alignment and close skills gaps. The study would not have been possible without the cooperation of the Middle Tennessee Workforce Investment Development Board, North Tennessee Workforce Board, and South Central Tennessee Workforce Board.

Documents from the 2015 study and from the previous 2010 study are linked below.