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The Power of Ten is our signature event. This summit brings together civic, business, and government leaders from across the 10-county region to discuss some of Middle Tennessee's most pressing challenges.

The Power of Ten

The 2023 Power of Ten was held November 9. More than 300 leaders from across the region gathered to focus on housing affordability in the region.
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The Power of Ten - 2023

Keynote Speaker:  Shane Phillips

Shane Phillips, a researcher and consultant on housing affordability who manages the Housing Initiative within the UCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies, provided the keynote presentation. His presentation pulled from his book, The Affordable City, which advocates for prioritizing supply, stability, and subsidies and offers more than 50 recommendations for advancing those goals. 

  • Marshall Crawford, The Housing Fund
  • Dale Mitchell, Pinnacle Financial Partners
  • Mayor Freddie O'Connell, Nashville
  • Nick Ogden, The Clear Blue Company
  • Ralph Perrey, THDA
  • Mayor Joe Pitts, Clarksville
  • Ralph Schulz, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Nancy VanReece, LDG Development
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