Local Cities, Agencies Partner to Identify New Transit Projects

Depending on where they travel, residents in the Greater Nashville area spend an average of 25 minutes traveling to work each day, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. For some residents in Davidson and Williamson counties, that time could double over the next 20 years. To help combat increasing commute times, officials from six cities—including…

Area Growth Drives Labor Shortage in Williamson County as Unemployment Drops

The Nashville area is experiencing record-low unemployment, leading to a market that favors employees, according to business leaders. Williamson County’s current unemployment rate of 2.4% is the lowest in Tennessee, according to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, and jobs in all sectors continue to pour into the county, even outpacing the rapid…

Williamson Legislators Discuss Wins, Losses of Session

With the absence of House Speaker Glen Casada and Rep. Brandon Ogles, the remaining contingent of the Williamson delegation explained what they considered successes for the county this legislative session. Williamson, Inc. held its annual roundtable wrap-up Friday morning, where no questions surrounded Casada’s departure as speaker of the House. Casada said he would begin talks of his resignation…

World Wide Technology Cuts Ribbon on Cool Springs Location

World Wide Technology (WWT), located on West McEwen Drive in Franklin, hosted a ribbon cutting on Thursday, highlighting its new 5,500-square-foot location. Franklin Mayor Ken Moore and Williamson, Inc. President and CEO Matt Largen both welcomed WWT to Franklin. The global technology solution company based in St. Louis, Missouri has an annual revenue of over…

City of Franklin Releases Public Review Draft of Updated Zoning Ordinance

Public Can Review through Summer and Give Feedback Franklin–The City of Franklin’s Department of Planning and Sustainability and their planning consultant, Town Planning & Urban Design Collaborative, LLC (TPUDC) have recently completed a major update to the City’s Zoning Ordinance and have released a Public Review Draft. The draft has been made available for public…

Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee President and CEO to Depart in Mid-June; Search for Successor Underway

NASHVILLE, TENN. – June 3, 2019 – Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee announced today that President and CEO Sandy Obodzinski will be leaving her post after more than three years leading the non-profit cancer support organization. Obodzinski’s last day will be June 14; a search for her successor is underway. “Gilda’s Club has been on a…

Barrels of Hope

An exclusive Jack Daniel’s experience benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association    You’re invited to attend Barrels of Hope, an exclusive tasting and tour of the Jack Daniel’s distillery in Lynchburg benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association Tennessee Chapter. On June 8, a charter bus will take all ticket holders from Franklin to the Distillery, where experts will be on…

Heritage Foundation Hosts 2nd Annual Preservation Symposium

Presented by Renasant Bank, the program will feature nationally renowned speakers and local preservation leaders. May 23, 2019 (FRANKLIN, Tenn.) – The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, TN is hosting its 2nd Annual Preservation Symposium: Practical Preservation, presented by Renasant Bank, at the Williamson County Enrichment Center on Saturday, June 29, 2019 from 8:30 a.m.…