ThinkTN Highlights Solutions to State’s Election Challenges in New Policy Brief

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 8, 2018) – Tennesseans are eager for action on election modernization and security, according to a new policy brief on elections and civic life released today by nonpartisan think tank ThinkTennessee. The brief, which is the second in a series of reports related to the group’s State of Our State 2018 dashboard, finds that technological innovations have …

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 in the News: Election 2018: Rural Tennessee fighting for its prosperity

CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS (May, 13, 2018) —For many Tennesseans, the pain and financial loss of the 2008 recession have faded. The state’s unemployment rate — 3.4 percent in March — is the lowest in the Southeast United States. Household income and the state’s gross domestic product are at their highest points, and Tennessee continues to attract high quality jobs …

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 …