County Commission approves $50 million for new schools

September 12, 2016 Brentwood Home Page by Zack Harmuth The Williamson County Commission unanimously passed two resolutions Monday night that approve more than $50 million for land and construction on two new schools. The first resolution asked the county to approve up to $15 million for the “design, development and land purchase” of a K-8…

Food trucks roll into Cool Springs, downtown Franklin

September 12, 2016 Brentwood Home Page by Corey Little Food trucks and restaurants in Cool Springs and Downtown Franklin will be ready for business on Tuesday as Williamson, Inc. partners with Harpeth True Value Hardware and several area businesses to host Food Truck & Rideshare Day’s kickoff celebration. Harpeth True Value will be providing free…

Williamson, Inc. to launch Mobility Week, Sept 12-16, to tackle traffic congestion in Williamson County

  WILLIAMSON, INC. TO LAUNCH MOBILITY WEEK SEPT. 12-16 TO REDUCE TRAFFIC CONGESTION IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY Community-wide Mobility Week brings together businesses, schools, commuters and government to tackle county’s biggest problem   FRANKLIN, Tenn.—Williamson, Inc., the chamber of commerce and economic development office, is leading the charge in Williamson County with a new campaign to…

Sept. 12 FrankTalks lecture to kick off Mobility Week with focus on importance of school bus ridership

  Franklin Tomorrow’s monthly FrankTalks lecture on Monday, Sept. 12, will focus on the importance of school bus ridership and trends in student transportation as the kickoff event of Williamson Inc.’s Williamson County Mobility Week. FrankTalks is a monthly series, presented by Vanderbilt University’s Office of Community, Neighborhood and Government Relations. Nissan is the presenting…

More Williamson students are going to college now than ever before

August 31, 2016 Franklin Home Page by Emily West According to the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, Williamson County’s college-bound student rate has reached a new high of nearly 83 percent. The data set looked at high school students who were enrolled at any higher education institution – community college, university, in-state, out-of-state, public or private.…

Chamber’s Mobility Week to address congestion with creative events

August 30, 2016 Brentwood Home Page by Samantha Hearn In just a few weeks the Williamson County Chamber will host a Mobility Week, where it will ask businesses in the area to participate in getting as many cars as possible off the roads during peak hours. From Sept. 12 to 16, the Chamber is partnering…

Williamson looking at new pilot program for hard to fill positions

August 29, 2016 Brentwood Home Page by Emily West It hasn’t been easy for Williamson County Schools to find the employees they need most – Spanish and special education teachers, bus drivers and food service workers – so officials are discussing new recruiting ideas. The district fights the lowest unemployment rate in the state, with few…

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…

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…