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Clarksville-Montgomery County Welcomes AAU Boys’ National Basketball Championships July 7th-12th

 

Visitor Spending Expected to Total $2.5 Million

Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – Clarksville-Montgomery County is poised to welcome nearly 3,000 guests next week for two divisions of the Amateur Athletic Union’s Boy’s 10-and-Under National Basketball Championships.

Since 1999, the city has hosted dozens of regional and national AAU basketball events. This year, 53 teams from 16 states including Utah, New York, Texas, New Jersey, Michigan, Maryland, Louisiana, Indiana and most states bordering Tennessee, will make their way to Clarksville for championship play.

Hundreds of basketball players pack APSU’s Fortera Stadium in Clarksville during the 2015 AAU Boys National Basketball Championship Opening Ceremonies.

Hundreds of basketball players pack APSU’s Fortera Stadium in Clarksville during the 2015 AAU Boys National Basketball Championship Opening Ceremonies.

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Clarksville Ranked Among Nation’s Best Cities to Build a Forever Home

 

2017 Best Cities to Build a Forever Home, Released by Personal Finance Website GoodCall.com

Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development CouncilClarksville, TN – Data analysts from GoodCall.com released the 2017 list of Best Cities to Build a Forever Home outlining the cities that offer the best conditions for building a lifelong dream home.

While five of the top ten cities are located in Texas, Tennessee’s top ranked city is Clarksville, which ranks #59 of the 468 cities evaluated. The only other Tennessee city listed in the top 100 is Murfreesboro, which ranks #96.

A total of 468 cities across the U.S. were evaluated on their comparative custom home cost, growing home values, affordability, population, educational values and low unemployment and crime rates. Downtown Clarksville photo by David Smith.

A total of 468 cities across the U.S. were evaluated on their comparative custom home cost, growing home values, affordability, population, educational values and low unemployment and crime rates. Downtown Clarksville photo by David Smith.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development Council Unveils Online Data Dashboard

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development CouncilClarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development Council (EDC) launched a new online resource at www.clarksvillepartnershipdata.com

The site is also available from the Demographics tabs within the www.clarksvillepartnership.com websites.

Clarksville-Montgomery County Data Dashboard

Clarksville-Montgomery County Data Dashboard

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U.S. Census Bureau estimates Montgomery County Population at 195,734

 

Clarksville Area Chamber of CommerceClarksville, TN – U.S. Census Bureau estimates released last week show Montgomery County’s population at 195,734 as of July 1st, 2016. The increase from July 1st, 2015 to July 1st, 2016 means the county gained 2,440 new residents, or almost seven persons per day.

Since 2010, Montgomery County’s growth rate of 13.6%, or 23,372 new residents, is among the top counties in the state. Population estimates for the city of Clarksville have not yet been released.

Downtown Clarksville. (David Smith)

Downtown Clarksville. (David Smith)

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Clarksville Ranks 19th Among Top U.S. Cities for Fastest Job Growth

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development CouncilClarksville, TN – The Clarksville metropolitan statistical area (MSA) ranked 19th in the nation for fastest job growth. A report released today from 24/7 Wall Street, a Delaware-based financial news company, studied employment and job growth from October 2015 to October 2016 for 387 metro areas and announced the top 25 U.S. cities.

The Clarksville MSA added more than 4,700 jobs, an increase of 4.61%, with total jobs at 106,811 in October 2016.

Clarksville Public Square

Clarksville Public Square

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City of Clarksville Population Estimates Climb Toward 150,000

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development CouncilClarksville, TN – Estimates released yesterday from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey show Clarksville’s population at 149,120. Just shy of the 150,000 mark, this growth reflects an 11.6% increase over the past five years.

In the same report, Montgomery County population is growing quickly toward a population of 200,000, with a 2015 estimate of 193,479, which is also up 11.6% from 2010. The number of households in the county increased to 70,494, up 7.7% over 2014.

Average Age Stays Young; Education Improves

Average Age Stays Young; Education Improves

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Clarksville-Montgomery County to host AAU Boys’ and Girls’ National Championships July 8th-18th

 

Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – Local residents can expect to see an increase in out of town visitors for more of July as approximately 8,695 visitors from across the country arrive in Clarksville to compete in the AAU Boys’ 10U Basketball Division I and Division II National Championship from July 8th-13th, followed by the Girls 6th Grade National Championship July 13th-18th.

A total of 52 boys teams and 63 girls teams will be competing.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Hosts Successful Red Carpet Community Tour Event

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development CouncilClarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Industrial Development Board (IDB) hosted its sixth annual “Red Carpet Community Tour” for site selection and economic development consultants.

The event, scheduled around the Nashville-based CMT Awards Show, is an excellent opportunity for attendees to gain first-hand knowledge of the assets that Clarksville-Montgomery County and the surrounding area have to offer.

Clarksville-Montgomery County annual Red Carpet Community Tour Event

Clarksville-Montgomery County annual Red Carpet Community Tour Event

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development Council hires Michelle Dickerson

 

Economic Development Council Taps Michelle Dickerson to Lead Marketing & Communications Efforts

Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development CouncilClarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development Council (EDC) announces the hiring of Michelle Dickerson as Marketing and Communications Director.

In this role, she will manage the marketing, public relations, advertising and communications efforts of the Economic Development Council and its member entites, the Industrial Development Board, Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Michelle Dickerson

Michelle Dickerson

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Japanese Business Customs Seminar to be held in Clarksville, March 21st

 

Aspire Clarksville FoundationClarksville, TN – Business leaders, students and all others interested in improving their international business acumen are invited to achieve a new level of knowledge and comfort in Asian business interactions by attending the Japanese Business Protocol Seminar on March 21st from 5:30pm – 7:00pm at the APSU Morgan University Center Ballroom.

The event is brought to you by Austin Peay State University Career Services, the Aspire Clarksville Foundation and the Japan-America Society.

Austin Peay State University Morgan University Center

Austin Peay State University Morgan University Center

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