Nashville: Dismantling Disparities through Data

The city of Nashville is a finalist for this year’s City Accelerator project, which is focused on helping cities promote economic equity.
by The city of Nashville | May 1, 2019 AT 10:00 AM
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The city of Nashville is a finalist for this year's City Accelerator project, which is focused on helping cities promote economic equity.

You can help select this year's City Accelerator participants! Check out the cities' pitches, and then let us know which ones you think should be a part of this important program by giving them a star rating and leaving your comments below!

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What is the city proposing?

Nashville will use its existing baseline of data gleaned through the disparity and MEGAN studies as a starting point, to pursue an aggressive outreach strategy and implement a robust business capacity program to affect change and measure progress. Nashville will track contract spending with MWBEs, job creation, annual revenues, credit worthiness, business owner net worth, and the ability of MWBEs to access working capital and credit.


For a detailed description of the mission and purpose of the City Accelerator’s cohort on promoting economic equity, click here.

Public response is one of several criteria being used by the City Accelerator to select cohort cities. The number of ratings or comments by themselves do not determine final status or selection.

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The City Accelerator wants your feedback. Ask a question or share your thoughts on the problem and the proposed approach - and we welcome your comment on what a solution would mean for city residents

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Cheri Henderson

On: 06-08-2019

The program should have expanded its winning contractors to include organizations such as the TriState Minority Supplier Development Council (TSMSDC) which advances business and procurement opportunities among major purchasers and certified minority-owned businesses. TSMSDC is one in a nation-wide network of Supplier Development Councils in major cities across the country, with headquarters in New York. See Philadelphia who has involved one of our affiliated councils in their pitch for minority economic development. Thus, moving forward, consider being more inclusive of organizations with a primary focus on economic parity, minority business development and supplier diversity.


On: 05-18-2019

When can we move past race and sex and focus on economic class. Those with less should be given an opportunity regardless.