NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Nashville has taken center stage after being called the new "it" city by a national publication.
On Tuesday, the New York Times released an article called "Nashville's Latest Big Hit Could Be the City Itself". For the past six months Nashville has been in the spotlight. From the live Grammy nominations show held at Bridgestone arena to a nationally produced television series Nashville is experiencing a moment.
The New York Times article compared Nashville to cities like Dallas Austin and Portland, who have all been "it" cities in the past. Nashville has gained national attention recently in part due to the economic stability compared to other cities across the country.
According to the article, a Gallup poll ranked Nashville in the top five regions for job growth. A national entrepreneurs' group called the city one of the best places to begin a technology start-up. Critics admire its growing food scene.
Mayor Karl Dean, who was called the city's biggest cheerleader in the article said this is exciting for the city.
"A lot of this is really work that has been done over a course of years where we've made investments in the city; such as the convention center, such as investing in our police department, such as working hard on economic development to create an atmosphere in which there is going to be opportunity for our citizens, hopefully our children to say here and prosper and do well," said Dean.
Nashville was also named one of the top five cities to visit in the world by at national travel magazine and website.