I’ve grown to love Nashville more each year since I moved here in the mid-90s. It’s a great place to raise a family, has a wonderful community of faith, and offers both the trappings of the big city and wide open spaces (for example, I live in Franklin, which is close enough to downtown to be there in about 20 minutes but is surrounded by farms). My love affair with the city received a huge boast in early May when the city responded to massive flooding not by complaining and waiting for a handout, but by rallying around those that needed help and doing something about the devastation.
Nashville and its surrounding counties have also been on a role in recent years landing several big-name corporate headquarter relocations (LP, Caremark, and Nissan are just three examples). Furthermore, Nashville is known (although, perhaps, not best-known for) as a healthcare mecca, as pointed out in a recent article by MarketWatch. Granted, Tennessee as a state has a long way to go when it comes to the health of our population (and so does much of the deep south), but I’m thrilled to live in a area doing things that positively affect so much of our national economy. I’m also proud to be working for one of the 550-plus healthcare companies–CareHere–that calls the Nashville-area home.
So, hats off to you, Nashville. I’m honored to call you home and am looking forward to many more years of growth, success, and fun.