Friday, August 6, 2010

Keeping Nashville's Economy Healthy with Health Care

Dr. Murat Arik, assistant director of the MTSU Business and Economic Research Center, will explain his recent study assessing the impact of the health care industry in Nashville at 8 a.m. this Sunday, Aug. 8, on "MTSU on the Record" with host Gina Logue on WMOT-FM (89.5 and

The study, unveiled at a July 7 news conference, shows one in eight Nashville workers to be employed by health care providers. Furthermore, more than 250 health care companies have operations in Nashville, ranking it above 13 other similar cities, including Atlanta, Birmingham, Dallas, Denver, Indianapolis and Louisville.

"The findings of this study underscore what we've always known—that Nashville's health care industry is unique to other markets, especially in the creation of jobs, both locally and globally," says Arik.