Williamson County leads U.S. in job growth for fourth consecutive quarter

    Williamson County leads U.S. in job growth at 6.7 percent Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics For release 10:00 a.m. (EST), Wednesday, December 7, 2016   COUNTY EMPLOYMENT AND WAGES Second Quarter 2016   From June 2015 to June 2016, employment increased in 291 of the 344 largest U.S. counties, the U.S. Bureau of…

January start set for $50M Franklin residential project

December 13, 2016 Nashville Post Crescent Lockwood Glen will offer 239 apartments with attached garages Crescent Communities and Pearl Street Partners are eyeing a January groundbreaking for the next phase of their Franklin-based master-planned community Lockwood Glen. According to a release, Crescent Lockwood Glen will offer 239 residential units available in one-, two- and three-bedroom…

START UP ESSENTIALS: Williamson, Inc. offers business plan template, resources

September 12, 2016 Brentwood Home Page by Zach Harmuth So you have a great idea. You thought of something that no one else has, or see an opportunity for a niche product or service in the local economy. What do you do next? Whether it is dog biscuits or beer or a homemade lemonade stand,…

Historic downtown Franklin mansion one step closer to Biscuit Love

December 2, 2016 Nashville Business Journal by Adam Sichko A Nashville-based restaurant company riding an epic growth spurt has purchased a turn-of-the-century mansion in downtown Franklin. The real estate arm of Fresh Hospitality paid $1.95 million on Dec. 1 for the Victorian mansion known as Lillie Belle’s, at 132 Third Ave. S., according to newly…

How Denver uses mass-transit to fuel economic development

December 1, 2016 Nashville Business Journal by Meg Garner It’s fairly obvious that Middle Tennessee needs to solve its transit troubles to improve movability, but another benefit of improving the area’s mass transit is that it will ultimately help local officials recruit businesses to the region. And while some might argue officials’ propensity for comparing…

Cool Springs development lands international headquarters

November 30, 2016 The Tennessean by Ray Howze One of Cool Springs’ latest developments has secured a new company headquarters. Crescent Communities, the developer behind the Two Greenway Centre in Cool Springs, announced Volkert Global will relocate its headquarters to the new office building. Volkert Global is the international affiliate of the engineering services firm…