Join us for the 2024 Intercity Visit!
Our members have spoken – we’re going to Nashville, y’all!
Nashville, Tennessee, often dubbed “Music City,” is a vibrant and culturally rich metropolis renowned for its deep-rooted musical heritage, Nashville is the epicenter of country music, hosting the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame. The city’s lively honky-tonk scene on Broadway, where talented musicians play in bars and venues, adds to its musical allure.
What to know before you go:
Dates: Tuesday, April 9 – Thursday, April 11
Content begins Tuesday afternoon and concludes after a morning session on Thursday.
Transportation: Flight is not included with the cost. Direct flights from Piedmont Triad International Airport are available through Delta and American.
Hotel: The Westin Nashville, 807 Clark Place
Cost: $1,800. Two hotel nights, meals and ground transportation within sessions and special events is included.
Beyond music, Nashville boasts a thriving arts and culinary scene, with a wide array of galleries, theaters, and diverse restaurants offering Southern comfort food and global cuisine. The city’s picturesque parks, including Centennial Park with its full-scale replica of the Parthenon, offer recreational spaces.
Nashville’s economy is diverse, driven by healthcare, education, and the automotive industry. It’s also home to several universities, including Vanderbilt and Belmont, contributing to a young and diverse population.
Known for its friendly Southern hospitality and warm climate, Nashville combines tradition with innovation, making it a dynamic, inclusive, and lively place to live or visit. It’s a city where the past and present harmonize, welcoming all to experience its unique blend of culture, music, and history.
What are we going to learn about?
- University Partnerships: Nashville is home to 17 colleges and universities along with an R1 institution (Vanderbilt).
- Workforce Development: Nashville takes a multifaceted approach to workforce development, striving to provide a range of opportunities and resources to help its residents prepare for and secure meaningful employment including digital inclusion initiatives, reentry programming, and youth apprenticeships. There is also a FAME campus a 45-minute drive north into Kentucky.
- Career and Technical Education: Nashville places significant importance on career and technical education (CTE) to prepare its residents, especially its youth, for a wide range of career opportunities.
- Talent Development: Partnership 2030 is the Nashville region’s public/private economic development initiative responsible for the creation of jobs and capital investments, talent development, and enhanced quality of life.
More about Nashville’s Economy:
Nashville, Tennessee, has a diverse and growing economy with several major business interests and industries driving its economic activity. Some of the key sectors in Nashville include:
Healthcare: Nashville is often referred to as the “Healthcare Capital of the United States” due to its concentration of healthcare companies and institutions. Major players in this industry include Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), the largest for-profit hospital operator in the world, as well as various medical research institutions and healthcare-related businesses.
Music and Entertainment: Nashville is internationally renowned for its music and entertainment industry. It’s home to numerous record labels, music publishing companies, recording studios, and live music venues. The city’s thriving music scene includes country, rock, and a wide range of other genres.
Tourism and Hospitality: The city’s rich musical heritage, cultural attractions, and vibrant downtown make tourism a significant industry. Hotels, restaurants, and entertainment venues cater to both tourists and locals.
Higher Education: Nashville is home to several universities and colleges, including Vanderbilt University and Belmont University, contributing to the education sector’s growth and research activities.
Technology and Entrepreneurship: Nashville’s tech sector has been growing, with a focus on healthcare technology, music technology, and general tech startups. The city has a burgeoning entrepreneurial ecosystem with co-working spaces and incubators.
Manufacturing: Nashville has a notable manufacturing industry, producing a range of products, including automobiles and automotive parts, healthcare equipment, and consumer goods.
Finance and Banking: The city has a growing financial sector, with a presence of major banks, investment firms, and financial services companies.
Sports: Nashville is home to professional sports teams, including the Tennessee Titans (NFL) and Nashville Predators (NHL). The sports industry contributes to the local economy through ticket sales, merchandise, and events.
Agriculture and Food Production: The agricultural industry in the surrounding region plays a role in the local economy, with a focus on livestock, dairy, and crop production.
Nashville’s diverse business interests contribute to a robust and growing economy. Its dynamic mix of industries makes it an attractive place for businesses and professionals in various sectors. The city’s business landscape has evolved and expanded over the years, reflecting the changing economic trends and the city’s ongoing growth and development.
Why should I go on an Intercity Visit?
Do you want to be in the room where it happens? This is your chance! The Greensboro Chamber Intercity Visit is the place to be when ideas that change our community begin. Over the years, projects such as the Greensboro-Randolph Megasite, the Guilford County Schools Career Academies, and Accelerate Greensboro, the Chamber’s Minority Business Accelerator, were explored and developed at visits to Birmingham, Chattanooga, Columbus, and Louisville.
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