Along with billions of dollars in new investments from companies like Amazon, Nashville is bringing in about 100 new people per day. Local leaders recently spoke at the Urban Land Institute's Spring Meeting in Music City.
Join us as former NFL running back, Heisman winner, and local entrepreneur @EddieGeorge2727 moderates a conversation with the heirs of Dollar General, HCA, and Ingram Industries, all of whom are making their own mark shaping the city. #ULISpring https://t.co/Txuxfjhc6L pic.twitter.com/T464o0qFXO— Urban Land Institute (@UrbanLandInst) April 17, 2019
According to the panelists, Nashville's cultural status, willingness to invest in its downtown area, and the city’s history of productive public and private sector partnerships are key to its current draw for individuals and businesses.
After his career with the Tennessee Titans was over, NFL star Eddie George was considering moving back to Columbus, Ohio. Looking out over downtown Nashville, he changed his mind. “There was something in the air telling me not to move—50,000 cranes in the air,” he said while welcoming ULI members to the Spring Meeting in Nashville.
George acknowledged that he was exaggerating, but said he had discovered that Nashville was the place where he wanted to live and pursue his post-NFL career as an entrepreneur, university professor, philanthropist, and Broadway actor.