Nashville is Growing 365 Times as Fast as Chicago

Or, this year, 366 times as fast.

Those stats are approximate, of course, based on the claim by Chicago’s Metropolitan Planning Council that Nashville grows by 80 people a day while Chicago grows by 82 people a year.

The piece goes into detail about Nashville’s explosive growth.  The council points out what it sees as Nashville’s strengths and weaknesses:

Reasons Nashville is growing

  1. Low cost of living
  2. Families
  3. Less stress
  4. Jobs
  5. Government efficiency
  6. Planning
  7. Culture

Issues it must address

  1. Transportation
  2. Affordable housing

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