Nashville is destination for Sacramento Metro Chamber’s next study mission

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 - 1:07 pm

The Sacramento Metro Chamber on Wednesday said that its 2014 study mission destination will be Nashville.

Area officials will be making the trip to the Tennessee city sometime this fall.

The chamber annually selects a city similar in size and economic standing to the Sacramento region. The chamber also looks for destination cities that have comparable economic development challenges, and success in developing the business environment.

“Nashville hits all cylinders in terms of learning what they’ve done right and how we can apply some of the lessons they’ve learned in growing their economy across various industry sectors in the last decade,” said Roger Niello, chamber president and CEO.

“Music may have put Nashville on the map, but they also claim two major league sports teams, an extensive park system and world-renowned attractions such as the Parthenon and the Ryman Auditorium,” added James Beckwith, chamber board chairman. “There is so much information and experience to mine in Nashville and bring back to improve our region.”

Forbes recently ranked Nashville as the third best-positioned city “to grow and prosper in the coming decade” and No. 6 on its list of the “Best Places for Businesses and Careers.”

Call The Bee’s Mark Glover, (916) 321-1184.

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