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Economic Development - Building a Future

Nashville construction siteWorking to increase economic growth of a community by strengthening existing businesses and attracting new ones is an essential function of local government. Metro Government works to create, diversify, and enhance job growth, as well as promote business development and stability by focusing and coordinating government resources. Below, you will find performance information for those departments that promote Nashville and Davidson County's economic development.

Measure Source 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Number of permits granted Beer Board 396 386 357 498 338 422
Total number of building inspections Codes Administration 73,393 79,078 72,009 74,442 91,855 98,151
Number of construction/land use permits issued Codes Administration 33,451 33,104 30,647 35,000 34,166 60,558
Percentage of Middle Tennessee job- seekers receiving skill enhancement products who acquire a job and stay in the workforce for at least six months NCAC 83.80% 91.10% 92.20% 89.04% 88.5% 89.30%
Number of Zone Change Applications that are "Smart Growth"* related. Planning N/A N/A 87 92 129 147

*Applications labeled "Smart Growth Projects" were first tracked in 2012.

For more information on Metro's Performance, please contact Dustin Owens at 615-880-2117 or contact the department directly.