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Join us for the 2024 Intercity Visit!

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.

Grand Ole Opry

What to know before you go:

Dates: Tuesday, April 9 – Thursday, April 11

Check-in begins at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday. The last session on Thursday will end no later than 11:30 a.m. and no more than 30 minutes from the airport. Keep scrolling for the current itinerary.

Transportation: Flight is not included with the cost. Flights from Piedmont Triad International Airport are available through Delta and American. 

Hotel: The Westin Nashville, 807 Clark Place. If you would like to extend your trip, please let Ainsley know after registration and we will put you in touch with The Westin.

Cost: $1,800. Two hotel nights, meals and ground transportation within sessions and special events is included.

Why Nashville?

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.

Legends Corner bar and Tootsies Orchid Lounge along Broadway street in Nashville Tennessee USA

Current Itinerary

This will continue to be updated as we confirm speakers and locations.

Tuesday, April 9: 

4:00 p.m.: Check-in begins

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.: Reception and Dinner

  • Location: Acme Feed and Seed 
    • Partnership 2030 with Ralph Schultz, CEO, Nashville Chamber of Commerce

Wednesday, April 10:

9:00 a.m. – approx. 4:00 p.m.: Educational Sessions

  • Session 1: Transportation
    • Includes discussions with The Transit Alliance, Greater Regional Nashville Council and WeGo Public Transit/TRA of Middle Tennessee
  • Session 2: Affordable Housing and Neighborhood Redevelopment
    • Includes discussions with the Nashville Planning Department, Alliance for an Affordable Nashville and the Urban Land Institute.
  • Session 3: Vanderbilt University
    • Private Business Engagement with R1 Research Institutions: includes discussions with The Middle Tennessee Research Administration and Innovation Network (M-TRAIN)
    • Tech Transfer

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Dinner at Assembly Food Hall

Thursday, April 11: 

8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Sessions with the Academies of Nashville 

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:

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.

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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