Making Nashville a Destination for Corporate Headquarters
One of the five target sectors the Chamber has identified in our economic development strategy, Partnership 2020, is attracting corporate and regional headquarters to the Nashville area. Recently, Bridgestone Americas chose to expand their presence in Middle Tennessee by locating their North American headquarters to downtown Nashville.
Bridgestone’s choice to expand in the Nashville area reflects the efforts of the Chamber’s economic development team and our regional partners to create a region that attracts and retains corporate operations. “Bridgestone Americas could do business anywhere in the U.S. – and after a competitive process, we chose Nashville to locate our headquarters because it’s a great place to work and do business,” Bridgestone said. “We are committed to making the community in which we work a better place to live.”
There are many factors that a company, especially a corporation like Bridgestone Americas, must take into account when deciding on a location for their headquarters. One of the most important aspects is the talent pool that employers can draw from when opening a new location or expanding in the region. Nashville’s talent pool is a great, marketable asset for our region. “Nashville, in particular, is drawing more and more qualified workers to the city as the region has grown and diversified. We feel very fortunate to be based in this thriving community,” says Bridgestone.
The Chamber has many initiatives and programs in place to contribute to the growth and development of talent in Nashville including YP Nashville, the Middle Tennessee Reconnect Community, a grant from the Lumina Foundation and more. You can learn more about talent development in Nashville here.
Bridgestone Americas recently celebrated the ribbon cutting for the grand opening of Bridgestone Tower in the SoBro neighborhood in the heart of Nashville’s downtown. We are excited to have their headquarters here in our region as one of many outstanding examples of corporate headquarters in Middle Tennessee that are thriving.
To get involved with economic development in the Nashville area and play a role in building an economy that we can be proud of, consider investing in Partnership 2020, our public-private economic development initiative. You can learn more about Partnership and what it means to invest here or by contacting Kate Chinn at firstname.lastname@example.org.