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By: William Williams
Posted: Monday, July 20, 2015 - 07:00
With Nashville’s urbanized center about to see its number of tower cranes of 70 feet tall or taller reach 20, the following are some quick hits for those who follow construction, development and placemaking. *The Metro Planning Commission will vote on Thursday, July 23, to amend the downtown code related to a specific segment of SoBro. If approved, developers could construct buildings taller than currently is the case.
By: William Williams
Posted: Monday, July 20, 2015 - 06:50
Corsair Distillery officials are targeting the end of August to be operational in a building located at the southwest corner of the intersection of Merritt Avenue and Martin Street in Wedgewood-Houston.
By: William Williams
Posted: Friday, July 17, 2015 - 14:17
Tennessee had the 10th-highest foreclosure rates in the first half of 2015, according a news release from research firm RealtyTrac. The median sales price of a foreclosure home in the state was $76,600, or 45 percent lower than the median sales price of non-distressed homes. The overall national foreclosure rate for the first half of 2015 was at a 10-year low. In June, the number of Tennessee properties that received a foreclosure filing in Tennessee was 63 percent lower than the mark of the previous month and 250 percent higher than the number from the same time last year.
By: William Williams
Posted: Friday, July 17, 2015 - 13:48
Monroe Investment Partners has scooped up 2.2 acres at 200 Main St. near the Nissan Stadium for $5.18 million, Nashville Business Journal reports. The Chicago-based investment firm already owns a 60-acre site on the East Bank and located north of the newly acquired parcel. For that site, MIP is targeting six office buildings with three parking garages spanning 1.9 million square feet and 1,980 residential units, according to The Tennessean.
By: William Williams
Posted: Friday, July 17, 2015 - 13:08
One third of federal executives feel the U.S. government workforce lacks necessary skills and that underperforming employees can rarely be dismissed, according to a Vanderbilt University study.  Results of the survey, which asked executives a various questions about skills, training, recruitment, aspirational goals and future career plans, prompted VU researchers to call for changes in the government service career sector.
By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Friday, July 17, 2015 - 10:16
Piscataway, New Jersey-based American Standard Brands has leased a portion of the building located at 1714 Heil Quaker Blvd., the former Whirlpool plant in La Vergne.
By: William Williams
Posted: Friday, July 17, 2015 - 09:28
HCA Holdings Inc. has leased 120,000 square feet of space at the Dell campus located at Murfreesboro Road and Donelson Pike, The Tennessean reports. HCA expects to relocate 400 employees and create 200 new jobs, with some staff to move this fall, according to the morning daily. The company hopes to bring 700 jobs to Davidson County during the next five years.
By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Friday, July 17, 2015 - 09:19
Entertainment management power firm Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy has promoted Laura Beth Hendricks, musicrow.com reports. Hendricks will now serve as director of internal compliance and support for the entertainment business management firm. 
By: William Williams
Posted: Friday, July 17, 2015 - 08:30
The Country Music Association and the Nashville Entrepreneur Center have announced they will partner for a second year on music business accelerator Project Music. Earlier this year, the two entities hosted eight “promising” entrepreneurs for a 12-week music business program and Demo Day. Music-related startups that participate in the program have access to year-round support from the center from both the 2015 and upcoming 2016 cohorts.
By: William Williams
Posted: Friday, July 17, 2015 - 07:10
Local entrepreneur Jordan Halvorsen and five co-founders have launched 12oz, a subscription-based coffee app, for Nashville area residents. Subscriptions start at $70 per month for basic coffees and teas, and $100 per month for those drinks plus espresso drinks. The app involves a partnership involving local coffee shops, including The Jam Coffee House, Bond Coffee Company, High Brow Brew, Garage Coffee Co., Uncommon Grounds, Tempur Chocolate Shoppe, Red Bicycle Coffee (both locations), Thistle Stop Cafe and Tin Cup.