Students Look to Grow Side Hustles through new WCS Entrepreneurial Program

Students will learn how to successfully run their own business — or side hustles — when Williamson County Schools opens its Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center in August. Courses and technology in the EIC, a 10,000 sq. ft. annex adjacent to Franklin High School, will be available to ninth through twelfth grade students in WCS. The students, under the leadership…

Economic Developers Kick Off Fourth Annual Economic Development Week

Hundreds of communities across North America are marking May 6-11, 2019 as the fourth annual Economic Development Week (EDW), celebrating the contributions by professional economic developers to create more economically vibrant and livable communities. “Economic development is at the core of every community, large and small, urban and rural. Increased awareness of the profession and…

Technology Company Comdata Celebrate 50th Anniversary alongside City of Brentwood

This summer Comdata Inc. will celebrate a milestone, its 50th anniversary,  along with the city of Brentwood. The company was born on July 17, 1969, just a few short months after the city incorporated. Some might say a little ahead of its time, Comdata Inc. began as a shipment interchange program for the transport industry. …

WCAR Study suggests ‘Growth Pays for Itself,’ as Revealed at Breakfast with the Mayors

The Williamson County Association of Realtors unveiled a county growth study Tuesday in partnership with Middle Tennessee State University, showing the exponential growth occurring in Williamson County over the past few decades actually “pays for itself”, according to the study. The six-month study, “Population Growth & Economic Dynamics: A Case Study for Williamson County,” presented…

South Corridor Transportation Study gets Input from Franklin Community at Tuesday Meeting

Brentwood resident Rick Borchert does a good bit of traveling, and he said that just about anywhere he goes he can find reliable and efficient public transportation to get around. When he returns home, however, it’s massive gridlock. “Transportation is difficult, and it’s getting more difficult in the Nashville area,” Borchert said. “When I travel,…

Residents say they want Solutions at South Corridor Study Kick-off Meeting in Franklin

Dozens of residents filed into the Williamson County Public Library Tuesday in Franklin to give their input about how to bring transportation solutions to the South Corridor, or a 35-mile portion of Interstate 65 and Franklin Pike, which runs through Williamson, Davidson and Maury counties. The first of two public meetings in Williamson County on…

WCAR Presents Results of Case Study on Williason County’s Population Growth and Economic Development

This morning at Franklin Tomorrow’s Breakfast with the Mayors, the Williamson County Association for REALTORS® (WCAR) presented the outcomes of the study titled, “Population Growth & Economic Dynamics: A Case Study for Williamson County.” This study examines the relationship between population and economic growth as it pertains to Williamson County and various counties in Tennessee.…

Williamson County Businesses are a Big Part of the Forces Driving the Nashville Airport Expansion

Williamson County businesses and residents are a big part of the reason the Nashville Airport plans to expand over the next decade. Nashville Airport Authority CEO Doug Kreulen gave an update on the airport’s future at Outlook Williamson on April 24. He explained why passengers from Williamson County are a part of that expansion. “We’ll…

Steakhouse Lands at Cool Springs Development as Boyle touts Momentum

A Houston-based steakhouse chain is expanding into Middle Tennessee, arriving first at a mixed-use development in Williamson County’s Cool Springs commercial hub. Plans filed with the city of Franklin reveal that Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille will occupy about 11,000 square feet of space at the McEwen Drive entrance of the McEwen Northside development, across from the Whole…

Why The Gulch’s Financier wants to be in Cool Springs

Dirk Melton, an executive at the development company that gave rise to Nashville’s highest-profile urban neighborhood, identified one overriding reason why he’s now pursuing the firm’s first Williamson County project. “It’s quality of life. Period. The end,” Melton said at the annual Outlook Williamson event in Franklin, hosted by Williamson Inc., the county’s combined chamber…