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Attorneys in the Nashville office of Frost Brown Todd (FBT) represent U.S. and European companies doing business in China, including software developers, manufacturers and outsourcers who operate as WOFEs, joint venturers and distribution partners. They also represent Chinese companies selling into and establishing a business presence in the U.S. FBT’s growing presence in Nashville is anchored by 30 attorneys serving clients in the automotive, energy, financial technology, and manufacturing sectors (in addition to the Chinese and other international work), all of which are playing a powerful role in the nationally recognized growth that is currently dominating the Middle Tennessee region. FBT is an AmLaw 200 firm with more than 500 attorneys in eight states.
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $438 billion in assets as of June 30, 2016, is the parent company of U.S. Bank National Association, the fifth largest commercial bank in the United States. The company operates 3,122 banking offices in 25 states and 4,923 ATMs and provides a comprehensive line of banking, investment, mortgage, trust, and payment services products to consumers, businesses, and institutions. U.S. Bank has 103 branches and employs nearly 2,000 people in Tennessee.
For over three decades, PYA (Pershing Yoakley & Associates, P.C.), a national professional services firm providing management consulting and accounting, has helped its clients navigate and derive value amid complex challenges related to regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), governance, business valuations and fair market value assessments, multi-unit business and clinical integrations, best practices, tax and assurance, business analysis, and operations optimization.
PYA provides international business advisory services for companies that are working to enter or expand business into U.S. or China markets. PYA’s bi-cultural, bi-lingual U.S.-China Business Advisory Services team offers market entry strategy, location studies, investment and holding structuring, tax planning and compliance, M&A advisory, and post-deal integration for industries that include healthcare, consumer markets, financial services, government, industrial markets, infrastructure, manufacturing and technology, media and telecommunications, and private equity.
PYA assists clients in all 50 states from offices in Atlanta, Kansas City, Knoxville, Nashville, and Tampa.
CenterBrain Partners (www.centerbrain.com and www.centerbrain.com.cn ), is a brand positioning consultancy with 26 years’ experience specializing in creating breakthrough brand and corporate positioning. They have offices in the U.S. and in China.
Their approaches, their processes, and their techniques are built upon strategic practices, which they then concurrently connect with their unique creative insights to generate what they call CenterBrain Thinking, the simultaneous application of strategic and creative thought.
CenterBrain Thinking has yielded nearly US$5.0 billion in incremental annual top line revenue for Fortune 100 companies, emerging mid-size companies and smaller, family owned entrepreneurial organizations.
The Greater Chattanooga Economic Partnership (GCEP) represents a 16-county, three-state area surrounding Chattanooga, Tennessee – the manufacturing magnet of the South and a flourishing technology and entrepreneurial hub.
GCEP serves as your one stop point of contact for coordinating among city, county, and state agencies for support with site location, customized research, and business and community connections throughout the region.
The City of Chattanooga Office of Multicultural Affairs was established in November 2005 by City Ordinance 11767, to cultivate an environment of understanding, respect and equality of rights for the diverse cultural populations of Chattanooga. It seeks to encourage understanding and goodwill, promote justice, and work toward eliminating discriminatory practices between and among the citizens of Chattanooga because of race, religion, national origin, age, sex, disability or ethnicity.