Our favorite Tweets and Facebook posts of the week: Vanderbilt’s economic impact on Tennessee by Beth Fox Feb. 22, 2013, 3:07 PM Vanderbilt is proud to call Tennessee home. A new economic analysis released Feb. 21 finds the university and medical center had an $8.6 billion positive impact on the state in the last year. Read how folks on social media responded to the news below. What do YOU love about Tennessee? Share with us on Facebook, on Twitter, in the comments below, or show us with an Instagram. Tag everything #VUTN and we’ll add more responses here. [View the story "Vanderbilt's economic impact on Tennessee" on Storify]Vanderbilt's economic impact on TennesseeVanderbilt is proud to call Tennessee home. A new economic analysis released Feb. 21 finds the university and medical center had an $8.6 billion positive impact on the state in the last year. Read more: http://vu.edu/vitalstats Read how folks on social media responded to the news. Storified by VanderbiltU· Mon, Feb 25 2013 10:40:43I <3 my job! Vital Stats: @VanderbiltU contributions to the economic vibrancy of Tennessee #VUTN http://vu.edu/vitalstatsJenny M.Love being part of VU! Vital Stats: @VanderbiltU contributions to the economic vibrancy of Tennessee #VUTN http://vu.edu/vitalstatsMichael BurchamSo proud to work here! MT @vanderbiltu #Vanderbilt had more than $8.6 billion impact on #Tennessee: http://vu.edu/vitalstats #VUTNNicole FloydEconomic powerhouse MT @vanderbiltu: Vanderbilt had more than $8.6 billion impact on Tennessee in the last year: http://vu.edu/vitalstatsKurt Brobeckcheers to @VanderbiltU and its positive impact on TN! http://bit.ly/VQ8QBQ #vitalstats #nashville #tennesseeMary Beth Ballard#Vanderbilt 's economic impact on #Tennessee tops $8.5B #Nashville good for our city #fb http://www.tennessean.com/article/20130221/BUSINESS01/302210084/Vanderbilt-s-economic-impact-on-Tennessee-tops--8.5B?source=nletter-newsRandy HunterUniversities contribute mightily to their local economy - Vanderbilt's tops $8.5B http://tnne.ws/YcEQMv via @TennesseanLarry LaddOn Facebook, we said, "Vanderbilt is proud to call Tennessee our home - our national reach depends on our Tennessee roots. What do you love about the great state of Tennessee?" A few of our favorite responses: Born, raised, staying!!Ellen Collins LeeNow, I'm a Texan and I do miss home, but my mother was born and raised here, and attended college in Nashville. Her Tennessee upbringing and education sure resulted in an amazing woman...and for some reason, 3 of her 4 children decided to go to school in Nashville. =) I will surely miss the music scene when I head to graduate school in the Fall!Sarah ClintonI'm from northern KY, but I've been to Tennessee. I'd say my favorite is the natural part. The smokies are great after a rainstorm!Kelsey HaywardFamily, sweet tea, VANDY!Elizabeth GeitzThe Country Music and Southern Hospitality!Dana WhiteheadTN: beautiful and laid back.Claudia CanutoLoveless and Vanderbilt!Millie Jeffrey Whitacrebeauty and history< plus wildlifeWill SchibigMy daughter is looking at Vandy, Duke, Harvard and Georgetown to name a few but she loved the people of Tennessee. Everyone was so friendly and helpful to us on a visit. Fido's does not suck either....:))Christopher FisherThat moment when you step outside and breathe in....HOME. And Vandy...of course;)Sylvia ForemanI fell in love with Nashville the day my son and I arrived for his freshman orientation in 2003. The city is abundant with beauty, art, history, entertainment, great restaurants and locals who always make me feel safely at home. Can't wait to return - I'll be there for Easter!Kandy GriffinLove driving crossing the Tennessee River between Nashville and Memphis. And Pigeon Forge on the other side of the state.Ronda Lawrence BernsteinI love and miss everything about Tennessee and Nashville. I want to go homeLindsey Rhiannon DanielleSo proud and happy my daughter received her undergrad and grad school diplomas from Vanderbilt U (HOD/OWEN) and for her and everyone else who has passed through those hallowed halls- their outcome have been worth every penny and every pound of work! Vanderbilt's campus is fantastic; both in its buildings, vegetation...and to know that the academia that goes on there is top of the shelf. It's just a pleasure to be part of its ambience and energy-and traditions and for us we embrace any chance of visiting as alumni family. Tennessee is our other home; we love everything about it- it's vibrant, welcoming, thriving...imo, the epicenter of a lot of business and enterprise that will put our country back in the saddle- economically and inventively! Nashville brings us to realize that where there is LIFE happening- there is hope for those that work diligently and smartly to live well and fulfilled. And, there are no worries of EVER being bored!Cathie SpiroI am so thankful to call Nashville home again, I love the warm and welcoming atmosphere of hospitality the people of TN create. I am an Ohio State business student but hope to someday join the community at Vanderbilt. Ohio State may be the largest community but Vandy is the closest community of faculty and staff alike.Brandon Moore@vanderbiltu my fav thing about #Tennessee is the NO SNOW in the winter & the Loveless Cafe biscuitsZoe LeBlanc@VanderbiltU favorite thing about #TN is hiking in the Smokies and at the Cumberland plateauMolly CornTennessee has its own vibes. You have to go there and stay a while to feel it. It is a very good vibe...I miss TennesseeSamuel Webb Sentelltheir music culture!!Graciela Eugenia Suarez BarnolaEverything!Neil J. CacciottoloTennessee is home and the natural beauty that surrounds us.Bea Dinkins Buchanan BurkepileI love the trees! Tennessee has a lot of natural beauty.Nancy Austin PattersonSATCOMeg Moore TullyI love the people, it is absolutely beautiful!Sibyl HollidayThe friendly people, country music, the pace, the weather, the biscuits and grits, and Vanderbilt!Mary Kaye Milmoe ChryssicasThat it is home to Vanderbilt University!(:Karma Josephine AlveyIts natural beauty. Its historyJeff MurrayNashville! I love the city!Cintia Franconashville and knoxville are nice cities. dont really care for rest of state. Vandy is awesome!!!!James PoindexterFall creek falls state parkRuss ClarkEverything....Lorraine MaierThe mountainsKari Fuja FoehnerIts incredible beauty and incredibly beautiful people.Steve SedberryIts probably the most beautiful place I ever lived in.Peter CannellaThe people there are so nice and friendly. Pleasure to travel there.Laura MascorroWhat do YOU love about Tennessee? Share with us on Facebook, on Twitter, in the comments below, or show us with an Instagram. Tag everything #VUTN and we'll add more responses here.