New building in Cool Springs lands international headquarters as first tenant

November 29, 2016 Nashville Business Journal by Adam Sichko One of the few new office buildings in Cool Springs has landed its first tenants, including the international headquarters for a fast-growing company. The two companies announced Tuesday that they’re locating in the commercial hub within the seat of affluent Williamson County, which is the fastest-growing…

Williamson County Unemployment Rate Unchanged, Still State’s Lowest

November 23, 2016 The Franklin Patch by J.R. Lind NASHVILLE, TN — The unemployment rate in Williamson County was 3.5 percent in October, down 0.2 percent from the September figure, according to the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development. Once again, Williamson County has the state’s lowest unemployment rate, slightly better than Davidson County’s…

Nashville biz leaders pushing for $6B transit plan encounter unexpected challenge

November 22, 2016 Nashville Business Journal by Meg Garner Some of Nashville’s biggest and most influential business names are backing plans for a $6 billion transit overhaul, but it turns out there’s a limit to their connections. Bill Nigh, regional CEO of Bank of Nashville, serves on the public engagement committee of Moving Forward, a…

This Brentwood firm has global plans for its latest investment

November 21, 2016 Nashville Business Journal by Eleanor Kennedy Brian Fox‘s company hadn’t raised outside capital since 2006. But with demand growing for its products and services, Fox and his team at Capital Confirmation (which does business as Confirmation.com) decided to seize the moment and secure a $60 million investment from Boston-based private equity firm…

Major Cool Springs development site up for grabs

November 21, 2016 Nashville Business Journal by Adam Sichko The owners of a huge development site in Cool Springs are looking to sell that land, perched above Interstate 65 in the epicenter of the commercial hub’s building boom. The 30-acre property dubbed “Franklin Summit” is on the market — and seems primed to attract the…

Project near downtown Franklin aims for ‘attainable’ prices in sizzling market

November 21, 2016 Nashville Business Journal by Adam Sichko A developer in Franklin is aiming to capitalize on the spike in home values across Williamson County by creating residences priced a notch or two below those top-of-the-market prices. It’s a tactic akin to what some urban apartment developers are doing in Nashville, as rents there…

Airport sets record for most passengers in one month

November 18, 2016 Nashville Post The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority Friday announced Nashville International Airport served 1,217,173 passengers in October, setting a record as the busiest month in BNA history. The figure broke the previous record set in June (1,206,083 passengers). October also marked the eighth consecutive month the airport accommodated more than 1 million…

Hyatt targets hotel in budding Franklin development

November 15, 2016 Nashville Business Journal by Adam Sichko Hyatt is aiming to open a business-class hotel as part of a mixed-use development in Franklin that would also feature something rare in that part of the market today: top-grade office space available to rent. A 122-room Hyatt House would join a 175,000-square-foot office building as…

Williamson commission OKs development impact fee

November 15, 2016 Nashville Post Williamson County’s growth and subsequent need to provide public schools for more and more students has resulted in a one-time impact fee on new housing construction to be enacted next year. The Williamson County Commission voted 22-2 Monday night in favor of two resolutions related to the fee, despite the…

Williamson, Inc. announces 2017 Board of Directors

    WILLIAMSON, INC. ANNOUNCES 2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Ten Williamson County business leaders selected to serve three-year terms starting Jan. 1 FRANKLIN, Tenn.—Williamson, Inc. has tapped 10 accomplished business leaders to join the 2017 Board of Directors to help lead the strategic direction of the organization, comprised of the county’s office of economic development…