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Partnership 2030

Partnership 2030 is the Nashville region’s public-private initiative dedicated to Middle Tennessee’s long-term economic prosperity. Since 1990, the Partnership has led this strategy to maintain and grow the Nashville region’s economy by creating jobs through relocating and expanding businesses, building a talented and creative workforce, and promoting a high quality of life for all. P2030 is supported by over 250 business and community investors dedicated to the success of the Nashville region. The current five-year plan is co-chaired by Lee Blank, Middle Tennessee Market Executive of Regions Bank and Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County Mayor Freddie O’Connell.

The Partnership Plan

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Invest in a high quality of life for all.

A deliberate plan builds a strong, healthy community. Key areas of focus include transportation solutions, housing affordability, and a vibrant regional culture.

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Invest in a skilled and educated workforce.

A great educational system provides businesses with a quality workforce. Key areas of focus include upskilling and reskilling the current workforce, creating a talent pipeline from K-12 to career, and facilitating crucial connections to meet the evolving needs of employers.

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Invest in a diverse, sustainable economy.

An economy that is balanced, sustainable, diverse, and benefits all residents ensures long-term economic prosperity. Key areas of focus include job creation, targeted business recruitment and expansion, international investment attraction, and support for entrepreneurs.

The Partnership Foundation

Regional Collaboration

From the beginning of Partnership in 1990, regional collaboration has been a key focus. A regional approach maintains competitiveness and ensures our success. We regularly meet with our regional economic development partners, mayors, and business leaders to collaborate on the needs of our 10-county Nashville economic market.

Economic Inclusion

Economic inclusion ensures everyone in the region has the opportunity to participate in the current and future prosperity of Middle Tennessee. Critical components include supporting regional affordability, opportunities for education, and high-quality career pathways.

Ready to learn more about Partnership 2030?

View our informational brochure or connect with a member of our Partnership 2030 team.

Don’t just take our word for it, hear from our investors.

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Our Region

The 10-county Nashville Economic Market includes a population of 1.9 million and is the largest metropolitan area within a five-state region.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Connect with our investor relations team to discuss the benefits of Partnership, investment levels, and how to get started. Contact us today.

Yes, Partnership 2030 is an additional investment on top of your Chamber membership. Out of our 2,000 Chamber members, nearly 250 organizations are also investing in this important, regional economic development initiative. If you aren’t already a Chamber member, we’ll be happy to get you started as both a Chamber member and Partnership 2030 Investor.

Your investment supports the future prosperity of the Nashville region through an intentional plan driven by nearly 250 private and public partners. The Partnership was formed in 1990 by the leadership in our community to maintain and grow the Nashville region’s economy by creating jobs through relocating and expanding businesses, attracting a talented and creative workforce, developing and promoting quality of place and livability, and collaborating across the 10-county economic market.

We are avid supporters of the rising tide lifts all boats theory. We need everyone’s voice at the table. From its inception, Partnership has been a community driven initiative. We want you to invest in Middle Tennessee and encourage you to take part in this work. As an investor, your company also has access to many benefits including invitations to exclusive events, enhanced visibility, connection to the Chamber’s economic development team and more.

Since 1990:

  • More than 569,000 new jobs have been created by the expansion and relocation of companies to the Nashville region.
  • The Partnership has played a key role in the relocation of more than 1,075 companies to the Nashville region including Amazon, Dell, Meta, Lowe’s, Nissan North America, NTT Data, AllianceBernstein, Mitsubishi Motors, iHeartMedia, the ICEE Company, Philips, Hankook, Gutterglove, Beretta, Asurion, Louisiana-Pacific, In-N-Out Burger, and many others.
  • Partnership staff provided project management assistance resulting in more than 2,100 company expansions, including Bridgestone, UBS, HCA, A.O. Smith Corp., Warner Music, Hankook Tire, Community Health Systems, Gap, Mars Petcare, Permobil, General Motors, Macy’s, and more.
  • The per capita income of the Nashville region has grown more than 276 percent.
  • Population in the region has grown more than 88 percent with over 2 million residents today.
  • Initiatives launched by the Partnership have proven to be a strong, positive force in raising the quality of the region’s workforce and educational attainment continuing to help Tennessee improve its national rankings.

In addition to investing in the future growth of the Nashville region, P2030 investors are also invited to exclusive investor-only events throughout the year. These events provide high-quality networking and program topics with an insider view related to the five-year P2030 strategy, including economic development, education and talent development and quality of place and livability. Please contact us to be our guest at the next P2030 event to experience it first-hand.

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