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Businesses slowly reopen according to Metro Nashville guidelines

With Phase II of Metro's plan to reopen now underway, take a look at how local businesses are reopening with restrictions still in place.


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Nashville sets tourism record in 2019 with 16.1 million visitors

According to the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp, 16.1 million visitors came to Nashville in 2018, up 6% over 15.2 million visitors in 2018.


Coronavirus has 'staggering' effects on Tennessee's unemployment rate, new data shows

Data released May 21 shows the unemployment rate more than quadrupled from March to April.



Metro Nashville opts to keep door open for economic development incentives

Council members argued the city should be open to deals that could bring jobs to the area.


Plano-based J.C. Penney files for bankruptcy protection as store closure announcements loom

Plano-based J.C. Penney filed for bankruptcy protection May 15, a move the company said would help it navigate the difficult business climate during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.


Nationwide sales of retail, food services plummet in March, April amid social distancing, stay-at-home orders

As many businesses are operating on decreased capacities or have shut down completely, one side effect is a dip in monthly sales for retail and food services.


MAY 13 ROUNDUP: News from the Nashville area

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Tennessee revenue drops by almost 40% in April; tax deadlines extended

The Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration announced the drop of revenue for the state government by 39.75% for the month of April as compared to last year.




Gov. Bill Lee announces ‘Tennessee Pledge’ plan to reopen businesses next week

Gov. Bill Lee announced plans to begin reopening businesses throughout 89 of Tennessee’s 95 counties starting April 27.



Tennessee restaurants, retailers to open at 50% capacity next week

Businesses will be allowed to reopen soon under modified guidelines.


Nashville Mayor John Cooper lays out city's phased reopening plan

The plan to reopen Nashville's economy includes four phases.


Nashville Mayor John Cooper plans to extend safer-at-home order through May 1

Cooper said it is possible the city could begin reopening its economy in phases beginning in early May.


Gov. Bill Lee establishes economic recovery group to help declining state economy

The group is made up of individuals from across state departments, the state legislature and the private sector.



Tennessee residents have filed nearly 250,000 unemployment claims in past three weeks

The state typically receives fewer than 10,000 new claims in a three-week period.


Middle Tennessee hospitality coalition creates relief fund for workers amid coronavirus-related closures

The fund will grant up to $1,000 to local hospitality workers and small businesses who are eligible for aid.


Tennessee sees 148% increase in unemployment insurance claims during week ending March 28; nationwide claims up 100%

Initial claims for unemployment insurance in Tennessee climbed to more than 94,000 last week.


Nashville Mayor John Cooper extends 'safer-at-home' order through April 24, all nonessential businesses to remain closed

The updated order follows a similar statewide order issued March 30 by Gov. Bill Lee.



Amid Nashville's hotel boom, employee pipeline is slim

Industry experts say Nashville’s hotel boom is far from over.


State officials to Metro Nashville: 'Metro government is cash poor'

The state will intervene unless Metro Nashville's budget is amended.


New mayor to shift focus, revenue from downtown Nashville

During election season, Mayor John Cooper pledged his loyalty to Nashville’s neighborhoods by promising that if he were elected, residents would benefit from downtown’s booming economy.


Local universities plan for Nashville's growing tourism sector

Nashville’s multibillion dollar tourism industry has spurred unprecedented job growth in recent years, leading hospitality and education officials to look for new ways to address the sector’s workforce needs.



Pilot.com to open new headquarters in Wedgewood-Houston in Nashville

Pilot.com, a bookkeeping software company founded in San Francisco, will open a new account-management headquarters in Nashville's Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood, according to a June 25 announcement from the Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development.


Nashville eyes solutions for Airbnbs, short-term rentals

One year after state lawmakers blocked the city’s plan to phase out non-owner-occupied short-term rentals by 2021, Metro Nashville officials are revisiting not only where rentals can operate, but also the industry’s burden on city resources by increasing the annual permit fee by more than 600%.