International Organizations

Nashville as a Global Destination

Nashville's population continues to expand in diversity of origin, ancestry and ethnicity, enhancing the region as a cosmopolitan and welcoming place to live and work. The Nashville area has become increasingly popular as a destination for tourists and convention visitors from the U.S. and around the world. Each year, some 12 million tourists and 500,000 convention delegates enjoy the sights and sounds of Nashville. As many as 10 percent of Nashville-area visitors come from outside the U.S., led by Canada, the U.K., Germany, France, Australia and Japan.

“Having been in Nashville for years, I am proud to see how the area has grown and developed into a globally competitive city.”

Dave Berryman President, Gibson Brands, Inc.

Diversity in the Region

Nashville’s population continues to expand in diversity of origin, ancestry and ethnicity, enhancing the region as a cosmopolitan place to live and work.

  • One in six Nashvillians is foreign-born.
  • Nashville is home to large Hispanic, Middle Eastern, Kurdish and South and Southeast Asian populations.
  • In 2008, the Japanese Consulate relocated to Nashville to service the growing Japanese community in Middle Tennessee.
  • Middle Tennessee has more institutions of higher education than cities of similar size. These colleges and universities are home to thousands of international students pursuing many types of programs and degrees.
  • Nashville currently has an active Sister City relationship with cities in eight different countries involving business, cultural and educational exchanges. These cities include Mendoza, Argentina; Caen, France; Magdeburg, Germany; Belfast, Northern Ireland; Edmonton, Canada; Taiyuan, China; Kamakura, Japan and Tamworth, Australia

Nashville and Middle Tennessee have a wide variety of international business, cultural and social organizations. See list of organizations below:

International Organization Organization Type Website
Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Business
Nashville Black Chamber of Commerce Business
National Association of Asian American Professionals Nashville (NAAAP Nashville) Business
Tennessee Chinese Chamber of Commerce Business
Tennessee Immigrant and Minority Business Group Business
Tennessee Latin American Chamber of Commerce Business
Tennessee District Export Council Business
World Trade Council of Middle Tennessee Business
French American Chamber of Commerce Business
German-American Chamber of Commerce - Tennessee Business
African Leadership Refugee Ministry Charity
Healing Hands International Nashville Charity
Kurdish Human Rights Watch Charity
Nashville International Center for Empowerment Charity
Nashville Peace and Justice Center Charity
Rotary International Charity
Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition Charity
The Center for Refugees and Immigrants of Tennessee Charity
World Relief Nashville Charity
African-American Cultural Alliance Cultural
Alliance Francaise Nashville Cultural
Bangladesh Association of Nashville Cultural
Bengali Association of Greater Nashville Cultural
Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville Cultural
Conexion Americas Cultural
Egbe Omo Yoruba of Tennessee Cultural
Global Education Center Nashville Cultural
Greater Nashville Chinese Association Cultural
Igbo People of Nigeria Association Nashville Cultural
India Association of Nashville Cultural
Irish Arts of Middle Tennessee Cultural
Japan-America Society of Tennessee Cultural
Kurdish Cultural Institute Cultural
Nashville Chinese Cultural Club Cultural
Nashville Cricket Association Cultural
Nashville Kangaroos Cultural
Nashville Oktoberfest Cultural
Scottish Society of Middle Tennessee Cultural
Sister Cities Nashville Cultural
Swiss Society of Nashville Cultural
Tennessee Tamil Sangam Cultural
The Tennessee Kurdish Community Council
United Peruvian Association of Nashville (UPAN) Cultural
Coalition for Education about Immigration Education
Hispanic Organization for Progress and Education Education
Japanese Supplementary School in Middle Tennessee Education
Nashville Chinese School Education
Tennessee Classical Association Education
Tennessee Foreign Language Institute Education
Ukranian Education Center Nashville Education
Consular Office of Japan in Nashville Governmental
United Nations Association of Nashville Governmental
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La Campana Newspaper
Hispanic Family Foundation Non-Profit
Armenian Church of Nashville Religious
Baha'i Faith Center Nashville Religious
Buddhist Association of Nashville Religious
Catholic Charities of Tennessee Religious
InterFACE Ministries Nashville Religious
Islamic Center of Nashville Religious
Jewish Community Center of Nashville Religious
Jewish Family Service of Nashville and Middle Tennessee Religious
Jewish Federation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee Religious
Nashville Korean United Methodist Church Religious
Salahadeen Center of Nashville Religious
Sri Ganesha Temple and Hindu Cultural Center of Tennessee Religious

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