Nashville Business Alliance welcomes the city’s new Director of Economic & Community Development

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Jamari Brown, Executive Director of Economic and Community Director

The Nashville Business Alliance (NBA) advocates for minority and women-owned businesses. The NBA PAC is an independent, business-owner led organization that uses the power of year-round political engagement and elections to change the economic outcomes for minority and women-owned businesses.

On Wednesday, May 29, the Nashville Business Alliance welcomed Nashville’s new Economic and Community Development Director, Jamari Brown.

The Mayor’s Office of Economic and Community Development is committed to supporting businesses of all sizes and types, from start up’s to relocation of global businesses. They work closely with the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and other partners to make Nashville a compelling place to work and live.

Brown is a Nashville native and a graduate of Pearl Cohn High School. He comes to the Mayor’s Office from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, where he served as the director of business development. He brings 10 years of experience working in economic and community development across our state. He has led 70 teams that have announced more than 13,000 jobs and investments of $2 billion in Tennessee and worked with a diverse list of clients that include AllianceBernstein, Google, Hankook Tire, The ICEE Company, Lyft, Philips, UBS, Warner Music Group and others.

Mayor Briley is confident that Jamari Brown “will continue to help our city grow while always looking through an equity lens to ensure all residents benefit from that growth.”

Jamari and his team are not only focused on recruiting companies looking for growth and opportunity but also cultivating local businesses, community development and neighborhood development.

“With the growth Nashville’s had, we’ve really been reactionary. And that happens when you have crazy, uncharted growth – you’re really just trying to keep pace and manage it,” Jamari Brown says to the Nashville Business Journal. “We’re at a point now where we can be strategic.”

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