Nashville's growth helps Entrepreneurs' Organization chapter reach record numbers. EO Nashville Chapter tops $1B in revenue in 2013; collective employment expected to rise to 10,000 people this year.
Q&A: Joe Freedman
Members of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization Nashville Chapter topped $1 billion in revenue in 2013, reaching a record $1.09 billion as of mid-December. The 10-year-old chapter includes 147 companies, each with revenue that exceeds $1 million, that gather in small groups throughout the year to learn from one another on how to best grow their company.
The Nashville chapter is also expected to meet its goal of collectively employing 10,000 individuals this year, having grown to 7,738 people from 3,800 in 2013.
Joe Freedman, president of the Nashville chapter and founder of Music City Tents & Events, shared his perspective on what’s driving the growth, his expectations for 2014 and plans for the chapter’s Catalyst program for earlier stage companies.