Good Morning All,
Just wanted to give you a quick update on our Joint Metro Research (JMR) project with the Nashville Chamber.
Yesterday, October 7th, the 2014 Vital Signs publication from the Nashville Chamber was released and for the first time the Clarksville Metro Area was included thanks to your support of the JMR project.
Hopefully, you will see a lot more data in the coming year around the JMR project but this was the first goal and deliverable with the Vital Signs document.
Please find the Vital Signs document attached and I hope to have a hard copy as released for you at our October 30th board meeting.
As to funding, Aspire front loaded the $75,000 payment for this endeavor. The City and County at the time had to get it approved in their budgets after payment was due.
Fortunately, it survived in both budgets and Aspire received the first $25,000 payment from Montgomery County yesterday and expect a $25,000 payment from the City of Clarksville shortly.
The EDC signed the contract and will be able to distribute the data as needed to all relevant entities.
Thank you all again for your support of this project both in financial support and getting the project through the first goal.