Our region is recognized for its economic vitality and quality of life. Nashville Region’s Vital Signs is a collaborative process that allows us to identify what’s working and forecast emerging issues and challenges, while we still have time to develop regional solutions.
The Chamber’s Research Center leads the data collection for the project, and the Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization is the Chamber’s lead partner in the effort. The Vital Signs Action Team, which is composed of regional business and community leaders, leads a yearlong process of leadership discussion, priority-setting, and action. Vital Signs research is also integrated into the Chamber’s annual Leadership Study Mission to a peer city.
The 2020 Vital Signs report tracks four issues impacting Middle Tennessee and provides takeaways and solution-oriented ideas on how residents might engage on these issues of regional importance. The 2020 report also captured the initial effects of COVID-19 on these issues.