The economic development gurus at Next Generation Consulting put the Music City between Chicago and Jacksonville – which is also where cartographers have us – on their list of up-and-coming cities. The firm's snazzy criteria: earning, learning, vitality, around town, after hours, cost of lifestyle, and social capital.
Jun 11, 2009 2:06 PM
City officials are frustrated with the lack of information from the computer maker and say they are contemplating suing the company (Ticker: DELL) over the job cuts at its plant there.
"A 40-year-old deal is a contract. You stay around and continue to have jobs and be a good corporate citizen," says Farmer.
Jun 5, 2009 8:57 AM
Mayor calls on private sector to organize 'those who care and are willing to stake a claim'
May 27, 2009 11:39 PM
Says plan will prevent Bells Bend from getting 'leftover projects other neighborhoods wouldn't want'
May 27, 2009 2:15 PM
McNeely Pigott & Fox is gearing up a $2 million campaign to help rehabilitate Roane County's image in the wake of last year's TVA spill. Just waiting for the check to arrive...
They want you to see pristine waters perfect for boating and surrounded by paths for walking. "This is the image that we need to project. Kingston is whole. There is nothing wrong with our water supply here. There is nothing wrong with putting your boat in at Kingston," the mayor said. ... "They are going to have some people to launch positive blogs, blurbs, tweets about us to combat this negativity that is out there," said Beets.
May 26, 2009 8:12 AM
On the day that plans for a downtown Nashville medical trade center were formally unveiled, the City Council in Cleveland voted as one to fund a similar venture there.
With public funding and a site in place, Cleveland should maintain the advantage over other cities hoping to build a medical mart. The latest, Nashville, Tenn., is working with an MMPI competitor from Dallas. But it took Cleveland almost four years to get to this point. "I'm pretty sure it will take them some time too. We'll probably be up and running by that time," said Jackson.
May 18, 2009 10:51 PM
There’s something smoldering in Cleveland. And no, it’s not the Cuyahoga River. It's bitter gnawing jealousy. In an utterly asinine quote, which this reporter somehow managed to miss the first time through the Cleveland NewsNet5 item, Cuyahoga County Commissioner Peter Lawson Jones stated the following:
"I'm not terribly worried about the boast and the brag of those from Nashville. If we were building something for the Grand Ole Opry, they would have the edge on us. But Nashville is not known as an epicenter for health care as we are."While you let the mind-boggling hilarity of that sink in, we’ll go ahead and suggest that officials from the Nashville Health Care Council add Commissioner Jones’ name to its distribution list for the 2009 Health Care Family Tree. And maybe they could even staple a little note to it saying something like, “Your move, chief!” To say that Nashville is not an epicenter of health care simply defies logic. Without getting into the broader issues involved, it makes nothing other than perfect sense that such a development would naturally seek out Nashville. It's not like they were out to make a television vehicle for this guy or a movie about a perennially down-and-out, yet lovable baseball team. Because in those cases, Cleveland might have an edge on us.
May 18, 2009 2:34 PM
Dallas-based firm looking to build 1.5 million square feet of convention space in downtown Nashville
May 17, 2009 11:23 PM