The weather on our first try turned out to be frightful with ice covered roads that necessitated postponing the Cheatham County Prosperity Summit. After what seemed to be a Herculean task of finding a date that worked, we found May 28th — a date that I expect to be a perfect, warm spring day in beautiful Kingston Springs.
The Cheatham County Prosperity Summit is hosted by Cheatham County in conjunction with the National Association of Counties (NACo) and WealthWorks, with support from the Ford Foundation. Cheatham County was selected through a competitive application process to host the summit, which will introduce Cheatham County to the WealthWorks framework, help build strategies to strengthen regional relationships and identify ways to deepen and sustain economic development activities. The full-day event will convene business and community leaders from Cheatham County, national experts and NACo staff to discuss asset-based economic development and generate creative solutions to strengthen the local economy. Since Cheatham County recently completed a strategic tourism inventory and plan, tourism and small business development will be the main focus of the summit.