Business, nonprofit execs appeal to GOP leaders: reset ‘increasingly adversarial relationship’ with Metro

The letter is one of the few public signs of anyone in Nashville’s business community defending the city to state lawmakers, though multiple sources tell the Business Journal that other conversations have been happening in private meetings. Less than a week ago, Mayor John Cooper and Butch Spyridon, CEO of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp., co-signed a letter signaling the city’s intent to bid on hosting a political convention for the 2028 presidential election.