Downtown Franklin Association receives Main Street America accreditation

August 16, 2016 Franklin Home Page by Corey Little The Downtown Franklin Association has been designated as an accredited Main Street America program after meeting the performance standards set by the National Main Street Center.  Each year, the National Main Street Center and its coordinating program partners announce the list of accredited Main Street America…

Columbia State opens doors for first fall semester on new campus

August 22, 2016 Franklin Home Page by Emily West Monday marked the first day of classes on the Columbia State Community College Williamson campus for students enrolled in the first fall semester at the new campus. The campus had students attend over the summer for coursework, though more take regular classwork in the fall. Columbia State…

Justin Timberlake partners with Franklin music festival

August 23, 2016 Nashville Business Journal by Eric Snyder Justin Timberlake is bringing sexy back to Franklin. The pop superstar is a new partner and producer in Franklin’s second-annual Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival, The Associated Press reports. In a statement, the Memphis native called it “an amazing opportunity to help build an exceptional event…

Big retail development surfaces near Ovation project in Cool Springs

August 24, 2016 Nashville Business Journal by Adam Sichko Franklin developer SouthStar LLC is pitching yet another development in the Cool Springs commercial hub — this time, a project with up to 180,000 square feet of retail. The proposal underscores how quickly real estate investors are pushing farther south in Cool Springs, accelerating a real…

Dirt moving on new Thompson’s Station school site

August 24, 2016 Franklin Home Page by Emily West As of this week, construction crews started moving mounds of dirt on the future site for two new schools in Thompson’s Station. Contractors are currently clearing the site in preparation for building pad construction and utilities. During the next three and a half months, workers will…

How companies choose a site for new headquarters

August 23, 2016 Franklin Home Page by Corey Little Over the years, numerous national- and international- corporations have decided to make Williamson County home, opening regional or even national headquarters here. Schneider Electric USA and CKE Restaurant Holdings are two of the latest on this list, which includes Nissan North America, Mars Petcare, Tractor Supply…

30th anniversary edition of ‘Livability: Williamson County, TN’ magazine is now available!

  Williamson, Inc. Releases 30th Anniversary Edition of Livability: Williamson County, TN Magazine promotes county to newcomers, visitors and businesses   Williamson, Inc., the chamber of commerce and office of economic development for Williamson County, recently unveiled Livability: Williamson County, TN 2016­17, the 30th anniversary edition of its print and digital magazine that promotes the…

Franklin coworking space inspires creativity, collaboration

August 20, 2016 The Tennessean by Angela Folds Coworking spaces — membership-based workspaces where diverse groups of freelancers, remote workers and other independent professionals work together in a shared, communal setting — are on the rise in Middle Tennessee. In the past, when local professionals with home-based careers sought public or social settings in which…