Good News: Nashville Leads U.S., Construction High, & Local Foods Awarded!

This Week in Tennessee News

Report: New Home Sales in Nashville Growing Faster than Anywhere Else in the U.S.
The Nashville Business Journal :: May 20, 2015
New Construction Homes
Chalk up another one for Nashville’s housing market.
Nashville’s new home sales grew 17% year-over-year through January 2015, according to a new report from CoreLogic.
That makes Nashville the fastest-growing new home sale market in the U.S., according to the California-based housing research firm…

Housing Starts Hit 7 Year High as Builders See Pent-Up Demand
The Nashville Business Journal :: May 19, 2015
Housing Construction
Housing starts jumped 20% in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.135 million, the highest number in more than 7 years.
Building permits for housing units increased 10% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.143 million, up 10% from March, according to the Census Bureau.
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Both numbers were higher than economists expected, but…
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Southern Living Food Awards Include Nashville Winners
The Nashville Scene, Bites Blog :: May 18, 2015
Willa's Shortbread
This week, the June edition of Southern Living hits newsstands. It features the winners of this year’s food awards, presented to 24 of the South’s finest artisan foods.
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Given all the great things happening in Nashville’s culinary world, it’s no surprise to see a couple of local favorites on the list. (Though I am surprised there aren’t more.) The local companies that made it on the list are Willa’s Shortbread Tupelo Honey Shortbread Bites and…

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