| Oct 01, 2014
Nashville is on a roll, and our momentum is helping us create new jobs, grow our regional economy, and increase our reputation as one of the most dynamic cities in the country.
From July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014, the Nashville region experienced tremendous economic success, with 121 announced relocations and expansions adding 19,525 new jobs, for a total of $2.5 billion in capital investment. In terms of job creation, the 2013-2014 fiscal year was the most successful in the history of our Partnership 2020 economic development initiative.
In June, Nashville was named one of the best U.S. cities for job growth
and one of the strongest economies
in the nation. And in March, TIME
magazine published a feature article
naming Nashville the South’s “red-hot town” that has emerged from the Great Recession to achieve new heights of success.
At our Annual Meeting on Oct. 1, we had the opportunity to share these successes with more than 500 Chamber members. We also heard from keynote speaker Jon Meacham, a Pulitzer Prize winner and the author of the TIME
magazine feature about Nashville. Referring to the past few years as a "golden hour" for Nashville, Meacham said that our regional ...