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/Davidson County Mayor Megan Barry and Jim Schmitz, Middle Tennessee Area President of Regions Bank, Partnership 2020 is executing a 5-year economic development strategy from 2016 to 2021 with funding and leadership provided by more than 275 corporate, association and government entities.
With investors’ support, the Partnership has been the driving force in growing the regional economy. Since 1990, more than 880 companies have relocated operations to Middle Tennessee including LP, Clarcor, Nissan, Asurion, UnderArmour, Amazon, Google, ServiceSource, Loews Corp., Beretta and many others. Major business relocations as these, along with business expansions have resulted in the creation of 370,000 new jobs in the Nashville region.
For more information, download our Partnership 2020 Lead the Way brochure, which gives an overview of the economic development strategies and outlines why we as a community are involved in this work and 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.
To learn how to get involved in Partnership 2020, contact Kate Chinn at 615-743-3069. Click here to view a list of Partnership 2020 investor companies.