John Rowley & Ben Hanback Visit the White House

President Barack Obama's administration fielded 20 Tennessee business leaders in Washington Tuesday in a talk about what efforts could help spur the economy.

The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce  and individual business leaders from a range of industries all met with various departments of the administration. Bill Nigh, president and CEO of Bank of Nashville, said talks centered on two things: services the feds say can help, and ways business hopes the government will ease costly regulations.

"Regulations and their impact on business and the economy was certainly a focal point," Nigh said of the issues local business leaders took to Washington. "They appeared to listen, but as in all cases, the proof is always in the pudding."

The trip was put on by Business Forward, which is supporting a series of talks getting business leaders in front of policy makers.

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