Plan your Valentine’s Day around these ideas!

With Valentine's Day approaching, we thought it was timely to take a look at great ideas for a date night in Nashville. Whether you're planning something super-romantic for your significant other or want to keep things more low-key, there are plenty of great options for date night any time of year. Here are a few of our favorite suggestions. Art …

SXSW 2015

Austin, Texas, has a whole lot in common with Nashville. Both are capitals of their respective states; both have strong economies fueled by the music and tech industries; and both have experienced stratospheric growth in the past few years. In fact, Austin is one of the cities Nashville benchmarks against when we set our goals for creating jobs and attracting …

Recent National Rankings

National rankings touting Nashville’s economy and quality of life help bring wider exposure to our city as a desirable place to live and do business. They also help us benchmark against other cities to see how we stack up to our competition. 2015 is already off to a strong start, with eight national rankings in the first month of the …

Google Fiber chooses Nashville!

After a year of speculation, it’s official: Nashville has been one of the newest cities selected to receive Google Fiber gigabit Internet service, which is about 100 times faster than the average Internet speed available in the U.S. According to Kevin Lo, director of Google Fiber business and operations, Nashville’s thriving music scene and the city’s growing reputation as an …

How to best use a Helpdesk

Guest blog post by James Fields, owner and president of Concept Technology and Scout Staffing Having to make a call to an IT helpdesk is almost always because something has gone wrong. If you’ve ever spent hours trying to solve an IT problem, it’s most likely the case that you’re not using the right third-party helpdesk, or you’re not using …

Nashville Arts & Business Council announce Periscope

Nashville has been ranked as one of America’s most creative cities. Nashville’s $9.6-billion-per-year music industry is where we see that creativity most obviously, but it’s also very evident in the large numbers of entrepreneurs who are shaping their business success stories here. The Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville is where Nashville’s arts and entrepreneurship communities intersect. On Thursday, …

2015 Tech Career Expo

The rapid growth of Middle Tennessee’s tech sector has led to Nashville being named the second fastest-growing market for tech jobs in the U.S. This is good news for employers looking to hire the best possible talent, and even better news for IT job seekers, as the range of available jobs continues to increase. With perfect timing, Nashville’s largest recruiting …

Notable Mexican Restaurants in Nashville

Nashville is fortunate to have a vibrant immigrant community — one in six of our citizens is foreign-born. That has had a great influence on our culture and local color, specifically on our food scene. Here’s a look at some of our favorite Mexican restaurants. Get your spice on! La HaciendaSince 1993, La Hacienda Taqueria and its next-door neighbor, Mercado …

Interview with John Schafer

John Schafer Software engineer, Emdeon Business Services Q: When did you come to Nashville and why? A: I moved here in 2006 when my wife accepted a position at Vanderbilt and I found a great team to join at Emdeon. Q: How are you connected to the technology community in Nashville? A: Primarily through my job and the connections I’ve …

Nashville No. 2 for Technology Growth

The outlook has never been brighter for technology workers in Nashville, according to a new study from tech job site Dice.com. As reported by Fortune magazine, the research shows Nashville is the nation’s second fastest-growing market for the creation of tech jobs, having added 24 percent more tech jobs between December 2013 and December 2014 over the previous year. For …