Franklin auto technology company to expand

September 12, 2016 Nashville Post Franklin-based auto technology company AeroWall Dynamics announced today it is renovating a 15,000-square-foot office and lab space in Cool Springs in a move that will create 36 jobs. The company, which produces an attachment that is placed between the cab and trailer of tractor-trailers, is investing $508,000 in the effort,…

Mobility Week kicks off with new ride-sharing pilot program

September 12, 2016 Brentwood Home Page by Emily West In efforts to keep cars in the driveway, both the Franklin Special School District and the Franklin Transit Authority will work together on a new carpooling program this fall. Right now, nearly 24,000 kids between Williamson County and the Franklin Special School District ride the bus each…

What happens when Williamson is overcapacity in its schools

September 12, 2016 Brentwood Home Page by Emily West With Williamson County Schools increasing more by 1,836 students this year, several of the districts’ schools sit at more than 100 percent overcapacity. Williamson has 38,240 students enrolled in the district, equaling to 126 more than projected. In the next five years, Superintendent Mike Looney has emphasized…

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…