RESOLUTION NO. RS2017-643
A resolution proclaiming April 6, 2017 as Global Meetings Industry Recognition Day in Nashville, Tennessee.
WHEREAS, meetings and conventions are a vital part of the economy in Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee; and
WHEREAS, Nashville is the ninth busiest meeting destination in the United States; and
WHEREAS, Nashville features two world-class convention centers, the Music City Center and the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center; and
WHEREAS, Nashville annually attracts meetings whose delegates leave $2 billion, 42% of all visitor spending in Davidson County; and
WHEREAS, since the opening of the Music City Center in 2013, as a result of meetings there, one Nashville transportation company hired 13 full time and 12 part time employees and has performed 274 bus movements; and
WHEREAS, another Nashville bus company, as a result of meetings, has paid drivers $192,000, bought $96,000 in diesel fuel and incurred $120,000 in maintenance costs.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. That the Metropolitan Council hereby does on record as proclaiming April 6, 2017 to be Global Meetings Industry Recognition Day in Nashville, Tennessee.
Section 2. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: Nancy VanReece
|Referred to:||Rules, Confirmations, and Public Elections Committee|
|Introduced:||April 4, 2017|
|Adopted:||April 4, 2017|
|Returned unsigned by the Mayor:||April 5, 2017|
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