Williamson County Unemployment Rate Falls in February, Still State’s Lowest

March 30, 2017 The Patch by J.R. Lind NASHVILLE, TN — The unemployment rate in Williamson County was 3.5 percent in February, down 0.4 percent from the January figure, according to the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development. The unemployment rate dropped in all of Tennessee’s 95 counties after two months of 95-county increases.…

The Melrose, Nashville West co-developer plans Cool Springs project

March 29, 2017 The Tennessean by Getahn Ward A developer known for The Melrose apartments and retail space in Berry Hill and the Nashville West shopping center on Charlotte Pike is in early stages of planning for a new project in Cool Springs. Franklin-based Parkes Development Group and its partners paid $7.3 million for the roughly four-acre targeted site at the northeast…

Franklin named one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live by Livability.com

    Franklin has been named one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live 2017 by Livability.com, outpacing more than 2,100 cities (with populations between 20,000 and 350,000) in this data-driven ranking. Livability.com has released its fourth-annual Top 100 Best Places to Live list. The new rankings are the culmination of months-long exclusive research…

In Williamson County, rising home prices aren’t slowing demand

March 21, 2017 The Tennessean by Bill Lewis Home builders in Williamson County are doing what manufacturers of everything from vehicles to dresses do when demand for their products exceeds supply. They’re making more. Several of Middle Tennessee’s largest builders are introducing or expanding new home communities in Williamson County. Their timing is good. Buyers…

Williamson officials approve funding for new Brentwood elementary

March 14, 2017 The Tennessean by Melanie Balakit The Williamson County commission approved $15 million for a new Brentwood elementary school Monday night. With the approved intent-to-fund resolution, the school will be on track to open on Split Log Road in fall 2018. The new school will help alleviate neighboring overcrowded schools like Kenrose Elementary…

Mars recognized for fifth time on Fortune’s 2017 Best Companies to work for list

Private, family-owned global company ranked #50 on Fortune’s annual list   Mars, Incorporated is excited to announce it’s been named to the 2017 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list, compiled by the Great Place to Work®, for the fifth consecutive year. The achievement recognizes Mars’ commitment to its Associates and the dedication, passion…

Airport to offer new nonstop service to San Francisco

March 9, 2017 Nashville Post Nashville International Airport officials announced Thursday that Alaska Airlines will begin daily nonstop service to San Francisco beginning Sept. 5. Tickets are on sale now, with service to San Francisco International Airport (SFO), according to a release. A daily flight to and from Nashville International Airport (BNA) will be offered.…

Orchids Paper Products to establish headquarters in Brentwood

Headquarters will create up to 25 new jobs in Greater Nashville   Orchids Paper Products (NYSE MKT: TIS), a leader in the private label tissue industry, announced Tuesday that it is establishing its headquarters in Brentwood, creating up to 25 jobs in Williamson County. Orchids Paper’s new headquarters is at 201 Summit Avenue, located off…

Feb. 2017 reaches all-time high for home sales closings

March 7, 2017 Spring Hill Home Page WILLIAMSON COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS Williamson County home sales remained robust and the median sales price for a single-family home continued at record highs in February 2017, according to the monthly market report released Tuesday morning by the Williamson County Association of REALTORS®. Total home closings in Williamson…