ThinkTN Introduces State of Our State Policy Briefs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 18, 2018) – ThinkTennessee’s State of Our State dashboard provides an at-a-glance look at how Tennessee ranks nationally across 100 different indicators. Yet, these rankings tell only part of the story. ThinkTennessee is launching a series of policy briefs that will be released periodically to dive a little deeper into Tennessee’s standings on each of the 11 …

ThinkTN report finds proposed transit plan will make commuting on transit more convenient

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 19, 2018) – The Let’s Move Nashville transit plan will shorten commutes and expand transit access for many Nashvillians, according to The Convenience Index, a new report released today by ThinkTennessee. “Early voting has begun, but many people in Nashville are still wondering whether the proposed transit plan will shorten their commute or make accessing transit easier,” …

ThinkTennessee unveils updated State of Our State project

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 5, 2018) – ThinkTennessee released its annual State of Our State dashboard today, providing an at-a-glance look at how Tennessee ranks nationally across 100 different indicators. “For Tennesseans, 2018 will bring new leadership at all levels of government, from city hall to the U.S. Capitol,” said Shanna Singh Hughey, president of ThinkTennessee. “More than ever, it’s important …

2018 Traffic Costs Tennessee Cities

Traffic congestion in Tennessee’s four largest cities ranks in the worst half of the nation and costs Tennesseans more than $1.7 billion annually, according to a new report compiled by nonpartisan think tank ThinkTennessee. Using the latest data from the INRIX Global Traffic Scorecard, ThinkTennessee found that Nashville drivers spend nearly a full work week (33 hours) sitting in traffic and …

ThinkTennessee Poll Reveals Voters Eager For Action on Election Security

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 6, 2018) – A new survey of likely Tennessee voters reveals concerns about the security and modernity of Tennessee’s elections and a desire among members of both parties to see state policymakers doing more to improve the system. Results from the poll were released today by the nonpartisan think tank ThinkTennessee, which commissioned the statewide survey of …

ThinkTN Report Finds Significant Number of Transit-Dependent Nashvillians

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 17, 2018) — Every neighborhood in Nashville is home to residents who could benefit from increased transportation options, including senior citizens, single parents, residents with a disability and those without vehicle access, according to a new report from nonpartisan think tank ThinkTennessee. “Some Nashvillians, from seniors to those with a disability, to those who can’t afford a …

ThinkTennessee Announces Two New Memphis Board Members, Statewide Representation

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Jan. 12, 2018) – ThinkTennessee, a nonpartisan think tank that promotes forward-looking public policy, is pleased to announce the addition of two new Memphis-based members to its high-profile board of directors. One new representative is Edward L. Stanton III of Memphis. Stanton is a partner with the law firm of Butler Snow. His practice areas include commercial litigation …

We’re co-sponsoring a gubernatorial forum!

NASHVILLE (Oct. 23, 2017) – ThinkTennessee will co-sponsor a forum with announced candidates for governor of Tennessee on February 1, 2018, the one-year anniversary of the organization’s launch. The forum will take place at the Nashville Public Library, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., as part of the Tennessee Press Association’s Winter Convention. “Whether through our research, community engagement or …