The Tennessean reported in this article that the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a dinner discussion about race and diversity in Nashville, with the idea that diversity is essential for the attraction and retention of young professionals.
"The chamber and many business leaders believe diversity is essential to attracting and keeping employees - particularly young, educated professionals who could live anywhere."
Diversity in Nashville has been on the mind of Nissan USA employees, many of whom were asked to move here as part of the company's decision to relocate its headquarters from California to the Nashville area (stories here and here).
"Nashville is very diverse," said an attendee of the Chamber dinner, according to the article. "It's just a matter of integrating."
The dinner was called "World Cafe" and was held at Sunset Grill in Hillsboro Village.