NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ The Nashville Entrepreneur Center is holding a grand-opening on Thursday to showcase its new 20,000-square-foot facility.

The event is open to the public and will feature tours of the new space, as well as speakers that include Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and NEC president Michael Burcham.

The center is located at 41 Peabody St. The event starts at 9 a.m.

The center connects entrepreneurs with investors, mentors and resources necessary to start a business.