‘On the Record’ examines economic impact of nonpro...

‘On the Record’ examines economic impact of nonprofits on area (+VIDEO)

The contributions of nonprofit organizations to the Nashville area economy were in the spotlight on a recent edition of the “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Dr. Murat Arik

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Murat Arik, associate director of MTSU’s Business and Economic Research Center, aired earlier this month on WMOT-FM (89.5 and ). You can listen to their conversation here.

Arik’s study was prepared for the Nashville-based Center for Nonprofit Management, which states at that its mission is “to create and sustain nonprofit excellence.”

The study reports that the nonprofit sector lures in $2.7 billion from outside the Nashville Metropolitan Statistical Area.

When stacked up against nonprofit sectors in metropolitan areas of comparable size, “Nashville is third among 10 MSAs … and that, in fact is a very good ranking. … Raleigh, N.C., and Indianapolis, Ind., are at the top.”

The entire study may be viewed at

To listen to previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, go to the “Audio Clips” archives here and here.

For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.

A video clip of the interview can be seen below.