As Nashville has grown, competition for space has increased, resulting in rising costs for all real estate asset classes. Manufacturing is no exception. Across the country, this situation has forced many larger manufacturers to relocate outside city centers, separating manufacturing sites from the labor pool. In contrast, urban manufacturing provides access to high-quality jobs close to where people live. The newly launched “Nashville Made” and other local efforts reinforce the value and attractiveness of urban manufacturing in augmenting the vitality and health of the city. This session will examine these trends and demonstrate how Nashville and other cities are tackling the difficult issue of ensuring that urban manufacturing can thrive within a growing city.
A ticket is required to attend this session, however there is no additional cost. Seating is limited.