Nashville is trying to woo Chicago technicians, promoting milder weather and shorter commutes. But will the pitch work?
While there are plenty of Chicago cheerleaders willing to offer counterpoint to anything Nashville claims, there is some data to suggest that the Chicago to Nashville pipeline is booming. Between 2014 and 2018, the net migration of residents from the Chicago area to Nashville was 1,629 annually, says a spokeswoman for the Nashville campaign, citing US census data. That would make the Chicago area, defined by the Census Bureau as a city, suburbs, parts of southern Wisconsin, and northwest Indiana, the largest source of new residents in the Nashville area.