Between 2010 and 2040, Greater Nashville is projected to grow from 1.8 million to 3.1 million residents, a more than 70 percent boom in population, compared to a national average of 30 percent. In this Nashville Business Journal article, business and community leaders discuss what the region needs most to ensure the success of its future development. Claire Cowart Haltom comments on the city's future, noting, "Nashville needs to continue fostering innovation. We should be the city where people want to start their business, move their business and grow their business. Our health care industry has thrived, in large part, because people with good ideas were able to access the capital, resources and support they needed to create new companies without leaving Nashville. We need to continue that practice in the health care industry and replicate that pattern in other industries to foster the next generation of great companies built in Nashville."
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