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Nashville, Tennessee - the new Detroit?

Cheap energy, rising overseas wages and more innovation at home has led to manufacturing jobs being re-shored to the US.

The most growth has been in advanced industries - those that spend a lot on research and development (R&D) and have a large share of Stem workers, those skilled in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The BBC's chief business correspondent Linda Yueh went to Nashville, Tennessee, the home of country music, to find out why it's being called the new Detroit, Michigan.

 

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-31553992

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Hmm!  I tried it again, Smeagolsfree.  The link worked but was very slow.  About a minute.  I still can not locate the S Nashville/Antioch/ topic.  I tried using "search".  Didn't work.  I tried going pack on the previous pages and couldn't find it. Anyhow, there has been a few new housing developments started or completed in the area.  There is one past the entrance to Cane Ridge Park that had started before the Great Recession.  I have forgotten the name.  It completely stalled out.  The streets are in place, but there is a cluster of houses surrounded by empty land.  I like the design of the development but it just looks sad now.  I think the builder had a nice dream, but got screwed by the economy.  Traffic has picked up on Burkitt and Old Hickory Blvd headed toward I24.  I know a lot of folks on here are more for inner city development, but circumstances continue to create a need for suburban housing. 

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Hmm!  I tried it again, Smeagolsfree.  The link worked but was very slow.  About a minute.  I still can not locate the S Nashville/Antioch/ topic.  I tried using "search".  Didn't work.  I tried going pack on the previous pages and couldn't find it. Anyhow, there has been a few new housing developments started or completed in the area.  There is one past the entrance to Cane Ridge Park that had started before the Great Recession.  I have forgotten the name.  It completely stalled out.  The streets are in place, but there is a cluster of houses surrounded by empty land.  I like the design of the development but it just looks sad now.  I think the builder had a nice dream, but got screwed by the economy.  Traffic has picked up on Burkitt and Old Hickory Blvd headed toward I24.  I know a lot of folks on here are more for inner city development, but circumstances continue to create a need for suburban housing.

Here is the pinned link.

http://www.urbanplanet.org/forums/index.php/topic/115618-12s-8th-s-belmontfairgrounds-s-nashvilleantioch-projects/

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Just stumbled in to this BBC article: 

Nashville, Tennessee - the new Detroit?

Cheap energy, rising overseas wages and more innovation at home has led to manufacturing jobs being re-shored to the US.

The most growth has been in advanced industries - those that spend a lot on research and development (R&D) and have a large share of Stem workers, those skilled in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The BBC's chief business correspondent Linda Yueh went to Nashville, Tennessee, the home of country music, to find out why it's being called the new Detroit, Michigan.

 

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-31553992

 

Honest question, but considering the current climate of Detroit is this a good thing? I guess the pro is out economy does not rely on the automotive industry as much as they did. 

 

AT&T Building, Omni Hotel to light up blue, gold for SEC Tournament

 

http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/2015/03/04/att-building-omni-hotel-light-blue-gold-sec-tournament/24395607/

 

This should look pretty cool

 

Orange and White would make more sense......  Just saying

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A couple of tidbits on the SEC tourney

 

SEC Tournament to spur massive downtown spending

http://www.tennessean.com/story/money/2015/03/10/sec-tournament-nashville-money-broadway/24728753/

 

Survey: SEC sports fans want to live in Nashville

http://www.tennessean.com/story/sports/2015/03/09/roads-lead-nashville/24676493/

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Reece Witherspoon hints at Nashville boutique hotel... 

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2990079/Reese-Witherspoon-husband-Jim-Toth-open-boutique-hotel-Nashville-hints-secret-project.html

 

I like the global exposure, but don't like the skyline picture!

 

Amen to the skyline pic.....As we all have discussed, the go to picture for Nashville is from The Pedestrian Bridge. Oh well, one thing that I do like about that view is the historic brick buildings that line 2nd Ave. I'm glad those buildings are there and not parking lots. Just imagine, the ped bridge photo showing surface lots and garages.

 

Maybe if we get that huge 100Ft fountain that was a part of the Riverfront development plan, that would possible make that view a little better? I wonder if the fountain plan is still in the works

 

http://www.nashville.gov/News-Media/News-Article/ID/1976/Mayor-Announces-Completion-of-Master-Plan-for-West-Bank-of-Riverfront

 

Components in the master plan are conceptual and could change during the design phase. Other elements envisioned in the master plan include a new plaza and fountains at the end of Broadway and an attractive, accessible floating dock. Future phases could include a redesign of Riverfront Park, transforming the terraced space into attractive and accessible seating and play areas.

 

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well, the thing is, people like to take pictures while on foot, and the way the bridge is elevated and the angle given means you can get most of the skyline in a single shot from there, it is the most accessible place to take pictures so, that will be the go to angle for the foreseeable future.

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Reece Witherspoon hints at Nashville boutique hotel... 

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2990079/Reese-Witherspoon-husband-Jim-Toth-open-boutique-hotel-Nashville-hints-secret-project.html

 

I like the global exposure, but don't like the skyline picture!

Looks like the hotel probably won't be happening...

 

http://www.gossipcop.com/reese-witherspoon-hotel-nashville-not-true/

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I was excited to see so many lights downtown tonight. The Hilton was washed in red lighting. AT&T, Bridgestone, and Omni were lit with yellow and blue lights, while the pedestrian bridge and former SunTrust building were an Irish green. 

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http://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/blog/money/2015/03/report-nashvilles-wealth-gap-among-the-lowest-in.html

 

Nashville's wealth gap among the lowest in the U.S

 

In Nashville, the 95th percentile makes about 8x as much — $169,581 compared to $21,393. That makes Nashville's gap the sixth lowest among the 50 largest U.S. cities, based on 2013 data.

 

That's an improvement over 2012, when the city had the 17th lowest gap.

 

The gap is highest in Atlanta, where the richest 95th percentile makes nearly 20x as much as the 20th percentile — $288,159 compared to $14,988.

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well, the thing is, people like to take pictures while on foot, and the way the bridge is elevated and the angle given means you can get most of the skyline in a single shot from there, it is the most accessible place to take pictures so, that will be the go to angle for the foreseeable future.

 

It's unfortunate. I know the topic has been discussed many times here, but that angle is so disappointing. It promotes a much wider gap between the height of the Bat Building compared to the rest of downtown.

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I apologize if this is posted anywhere else but has anyone seen the survey Gaylord sent out about feedback regarding an indoor water park? It asked questions about price, type of attractions, etc.

Looks like maybe they're trying to compete with Great Wolf Lodge and Wilderness.

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