Welcoming Nashville: Perspectives and Trends

The story of Nashville illustrates that welcoming immigrants isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do. As a city that has become more embracing of its foreign born community, Nashville has reaped the economic benefits, becoming a vibrant, global city that attracts talent from across the globe and gains a competitive advantage against its peers as a result.

This report and infographic shows a survey of business and civic thought leaders in Nashville, conducted by the Nashville Chamber of Commerce and commissioned by Welcoming America, that affirms that the city’s deliberate shift toward a more welcoming climate has played a key role in Nashville’s growing economic strength. Nashville has become the kind of place where people from around the globe can come to, put down roots, and participate and contribute at their fullest potential.

Connected Communities, Economic Development