Nashville is used to being on primetime television, but not in the way announced on Wednesday.
CNBC will air an hourlong nationwide special about Nashville to kick off its new “Cities of Success” series, intended to “highlight the entrepreneurial spirit that has attracted capital, companies and employees.” The cable business news network selected Nashville and other cities based on the growth of their population and personal income, low unemployment rate, GDP growth over an 11-year span and the rise in home prices since 2022.
CNBC host Carl Quintanilla will anchor the show, featuring interviews with:
- Former Tennessee Govs. Bill Haslam and Phil Bredesen, both of whom have major business investments in Nashville.
- Country music icon Garth Brooks
- Holly Sullivan, who grew up in the area and led the site search for Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) that resulted in its 5,000-job downtown office hub. Sullivan, whose title is vice president of worldwide economic development, made that historic jobs announcement five years ago this month. Nashville Business Journal