Music City officials are trying to keep ABC’s “Nashville” in its hometown.
State and local government are striving to keep ABC’s Nashville filming in the city that the series is built around.
A budget of $8 million has been set aside by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam for the television show’s production, while Nashville Mayor Karl Dean has an extra $500,000 in funding set aside. According to the Tennessean, tax dollars generated from the production and tourism created by the show is far above the amount that is invested in keeping production local. Production of Nashville also supports residents who are looking for work, as the show spends around $20 million each year on employing local production talent and labor.
Nashville was officially renewed for it’s fourth season on May 7. The series’ season finale will air Wednesday, May 13 on ABC.