Health care is powerful and very visible force in Middle Tennessee, where it accounts for one out of every eight jobs. But entities based in and around Nashville also have an international reach that touches millions of people on just about every continent. Here, from our new Healthier magazine out new, are just a few data points.
Warner Music Group division Word Entertainment is partnering with Curb Entertainment to distribute a group of its faith-based films around the world. Among the destinations for the collaboration is this year's Cannes Film Festival.
Management consulting group Compass Executives has launched a division to help area business leaders better get to grips with doing business around the world by offering everything from cross-cultural team assessments and marketing tips to export advice. The Compass Global Strategies effort is being led by Cristina Allen, who spent the better part of a decade at Ajax Turner and last year began working with the state on Latin American trade initiatives.
Middle Tennessee attracted 12 of the 20 new investments or expansions funded by foreign companies in 2013, writes MTSU Professor Steven Livingston in his latest Global Commerce newsletter. Those investments, led by Hankook's commitment to bring 1,800 jobs to Clarksville, continued a solid trend of international job creation in the state, as seen in the graphs below. Here's Livingston's full report.