State of Our State Policy Briefs

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 topics of the State of Our State dashboard.

These policy briefs are aimed at providing key information to understand how our state stacks up, where we’re leading the way and where we’re falling behind. They also provide important lessons about policies and programs implemented in other states and recommendations for how Tennessee can take steps forward.