On Tuesday, January 15th, county Major Bowers and city Major McMillan gave the 250 attendees an overview of the latest happenings in the fastest growing city in Tennessee, as it relates to education, jobs, fire station and emergency services, city beautification, park enhancements, housing, business, economy and infrastructure at the Mayor’s Annual Breakfast. McMillan adamantly stated that “We can achieve more by sharing information and working together”. If you want to be in the city that is moving and moving at a rapid pace, come on up to the city on the Cumberland River. Here are 10 compelling reason to move to Clarksville, Tennessee:
1. Education – A new library floor has been installed. A new elementary school is built (Pisgah Elementary). Our high school graduation rate is 95.2%. Renovation of Northeast High School is underway. The STEM research project offers high school students a collaborative research opportunity working with UT Agricultural departments, Vanderbilt, APSU, and MTSU on cell innovations of cows. See http://www.cmcss.net/.
2. Public transportation is improving every year. 896 million people rode the bus over the last 12 months. There are 2 commuter buses that travel to Nashville. There are plans to increase the routes to Nashville this year as this is a win-win opportunity for the citizens of the city. For more information, see http://www.ridects.com/
3. Health and Wellness is improving and encouraged in the city starting with the Mayor’s Fitness Challenge http://www.recpro.cityofclarksville.com/index.aspx?page=417, walkways and nature trails and increased parks in the city including: Rich Ellen Park, Guthrie Community Center (old Rosenwalk school historic building renovation), including a horseshoe tournament area. The Summer Night Lights will increase from 2 communities to 4 communities in collaboration with park and recreation and the Clarksville Police Department to provide youth opportunities to have fun and decrease youth crime in the city http://www.clarksvilleonline.com/tag/mayors-summer-night-lights/ . The city of Clarksville employees will have a state of the arts employee health and wellness center starting March 2013.
4. Veterans will have a high quality community living center and nursing home soon. Ground breaking scheduled this summer and opening planned fall 2014.
5. Lights will be placed on the RJ Corman Bridge overlooking the Cumberland River by mid-summer 2013.
6. Jobs, jobs and more jobs. Agero has brought 500 jobs to the city. Akebono has planned a $82M expansion, bring 94 jobs. Red Knight Distribution has planned a $35M expansion, bring 25 jobs. There are 34 other active projects in the works. See http://cityofclarksville.com/