Nashville Chamber Press Releases

  • Nashville Area Chamber Releases 2016 Legislative Scorecard

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jul 19, 2016

    Report Outlines Key Business Votes by General Assembly and Metro Council Members

    The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce today released its 2016 Legislative Scorecard, a key gauge of votes by members of the Tennessee General Assembly across an 18-county Middle Tennessee region and the Metropolitan Nashville/Davidson County Council on issues of importance to members of the business community.

    The Chamber’s board of directors annually adopts a series of issues identified ...

  • SuccessPAC endorses candidates for the Metropolitan Board of Public Education

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jul 01, 2016
    SuccessPAC, the political action committee created by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce for school board elections, announced today its support for four Metro school board candidates in the Aug. 4 election, in which voters will elect five of the nine school board members. The SuccessPAC board invited all candidates who qualified for the ballot across the five districts up for election to complete a questionnaire and interview with the ...
  • Nashville Area Chamber Announces Additions, Promotions on Policy Team

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jan 14, 2016

    The Nashville Area Chamber has announced three new hires and a promotion on its policy team. These policy veterans will lead our organization's outreach with local and state elected officials, as well as in public education.

    Jennifer Carlat has been named vice president-policy for the Chamber, with responsibility for issues impacting development, zoning and transit, and for representing Chamber positions on issues before the Metro Council. Carlat served in a ...

  • 2015 Nashville Region’s Vital Signs report shows Middle Tennessee not producing enough skilled graduates to maintain momentum

    by Lindsay Chambers | Oct 06, 2015

    With nearly a third of their workers approaching retirement age, Middle Tennessee industries like construction, logistics and manufacturing may have a difficult time finding qualified applicants to replace an aging workforce if direct measures aren’t undertaken, according to an analysis of economic and demographic trends in the region. The 2015 Nashville Region’s Vital Signs report shows only about 40.6 percent of Middle Tennesseans hold an associate degree or higher in ...

  • Conn’s HomePlus® to Build Distribution Center in La Vergne

    by Lindsay Chambers | Sep 30, 2015

    Specialty Retailer to Create 100 Jobs in Rutherford County

    Conn’s, Inc., the Houston-based furniture and specialty home goods retailer, will build a new distribution center in La Vergne, Tenn., slated to open in summer 2016. The new facility will add an expected 100 jobs to the local economy and is an investment of an estimated $17 million. Conn’s officials made the announcement today with La Vergne Mayor Dennis Waldron.

    The ...

  • Retiring workers expected to create demand for middle-skill employees through 2020

    by Lindsay Chambers | Aug 21, 2015
    Study of Nashville and Clarksville hiring shows stabilized hiring, strong growth in health care, advanced manufacturing, IT and construction

    A study of workforce trends through 2020 published by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and JPMorgan Chase & Co. shows a slight cooling off of the high-growth, post-recession job market, but continued strong demand for middle-skill jobs in the health care, manufacturing, IT and construction sectors in the 17-county joint ...

  • 'Moving Forward' transit initiative launches

    by Lindsay Chambers | Aug 04, 2015
    Bridgestone CEO Garfield to chair Chamber-initiated regional effort to build momentum on transportation

    A broad cross-section of community leaders gathered today to learn details of a region-wide effort to build consensus around regional transportation, culminating in the beginning of construction on a regional transit project within five years. At an announcement at the Adventure Science Center, business and community leaders announced the launch of an initiative called Moving Forward: Transit ...

  • American Standard to create 600 new jobs in Davidson County

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jul 30, 2015

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd, along with American Standard Brands officials, announced today the company will establish a new manufacturing and distribution facility in Davidson County. American Standard Brands, a leading North American manufacturer of stylish, high-performance bathroom and kitchen fixtures and fittings, will invest $22 million and create approximately 600 new jobs in La Vergne. This is the first new U.S.-based manufacturing facility ...

  • Amedisys to open new executive office in Davidson County

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jul 24, 2015
    Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd, along with Amedisys officials, announced today the company will open a new executive office in Nashville. Amedisys, a leading health care at home company, will invest $2.5 million and create approximately 120 new jobs in Davidson County over the next five years.
    “I want to welcome Amedisys to Davidson County and thank them for choosing Tennessee as the home ...
  • Nashville Area Chamber wins national recognition for communications efforts

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jul 21, 2015
    The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce today announced the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE), North America’s largest trade association for chambers, has recognized the Chamber’s WE membership campaign and the 2014 Datascape publication for communications excellence. Awards for both efforts will be presented to the Nashville Area Chamber leaders at the annual ACCE convention in Montreal, Quebec, in August.

    The WE campaign was given the Grand Award for ...