Nashville Mobile Workshop Feature: Spotlighting City Strengths

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Press Release

Country Music Hall of FameNashville is known as Music City, the Silicon Valley of Health Care and one of America's top destinations for tourists and business travelers. These major industries are big employers and economic drivers for the city. As host of the 2015 NLC Congress of Cities and Exposition, Nashville has announced a lineup of high-impact mobile workshops to include Spotlighting City Strengths, Wednesday, Nov. 4 from 8:30-11:30 a.m.

This workshop will focus on how Metro Nashville government and private sector partners in the music, tourism and health care industries have collaborated on strategic plans to ensure continued growth and prosperity. It will feature:

• The Music City Music Council, created in 2009 by the Nashville Mayor's Office, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau to grow and diversify Nashville's music industry. Industry veterans, artists and new-generation entrepreneurs pooled resources and personal connections to investigate obstacles and pursue opportunities for all aspects of the entertainment industry. Today, Nashville's music industry has a $10 billion annual economic impact, creating and sustaining more than 56,000 jobs and $3.2 billion of labor income.

• Collaborative efforts by government and business leaders, community activists and residents to support construction of the Music City Center, a state-of-the-art convention center to enable the city to attract more and larger conventions. By making this investment in a top employment industry, Nashville is achieving substantial increases in visitors, business meetings, jobs and economic impact. In 2015, the Music City Center will host several thousand local elected officials for the NLC Congress of Cities.

• The Nashville Health Care Council, founded in 1995 as an initiative of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce to encourage continued growth of Nashville's health care industry. Today, the Council is supported by more than 270 member organizations, including Nashville-based and national health care companies and professional, health care industry services firm, and the health care industry is the city's largest and fastest growing employer, directly employing 110,000 people.

Learn about these programs and more in November. Mobile workshops are produced by Metro Nashville Government and provide NLC delegates a close, inside look into a range of public and public/private efforts that have helped contribute to Nashville's success. Stay tuned in the months ahead for more highlights of the 2015 NLC Congress of Cities in Nashville.

Mobile workshops are open to all conference registrants free of charge, but as spots are limited, they do require additional registration. You may add mobile workshops to your registration during the initial conference registration process, or you may add them later by signing back into the conference registration site.

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