Partnership 2020 is the Nashville region’s public/private economic development initiative responsible for the creation of jobs and capital investments through business expansions and relocations, talent development through education advancement and postsecondary alignment with workforce needs, and enhanced livability and quality of life through efforts such as transit infrastructure, affordability and health improvement.
Co-chaired by Nashville Mayor David Briley and Bill Carpenter, retired chairman and CEO of LifePoint Health, Partnership 2020 is executing a 5-year economic development strategy from 2016 to 2021 with funding and leadership provided by more than 275 corporations, associations and government entities.
With investors’ support, the Partnership has been the driving force in growing the regional economy. Since 1990, more than 930 companies have relocated operations to Middle Tennessee including LP, Nissan, Asurion, UnderArmour, Amazon, Google, ServiceSource, Loews Corp., Beretta and many others. Major business relocations and expansions have resulted in the creation of 485,000 new jobs in the Nashville region.
For more information,, which gives an overview of the economic development strategies, outlines why we as a community are involved in this work, and details the benefits of being an investor. You can also review the Partnership's annual reports that highlight successes of the program over the past few years.
Click here to view a list of Partnership 2020 investor companies.