Jobs, homes, infrastructure: Spring Hill notes 2016 milestones

January 1, 2017 Brentwood Home Page by Zach Harmuth The city of Spring Hill released a list of some of its biggest projects completed in 2016 last week. “Hundreds of new jobs were added; a significantly higher population was officially counted; city awards were won; a towering 1.5-million-gallon water tank was completed; and one of…

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,…

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…

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…

The $6B question: How paying for Nashville’s mass transit is up to you

November 11, 2016 Nashville Business Journal From day one, the biggest question surrounding the region’s $6 billion mass-transit expansion has been, “How will we pay for it?” This week, we got the first real look at the potential answers. On Wednesday, members of the business-led coalition Moving Forward detailed seven potential local funding options that…

12 new Williamson schools needed in next 5 years

November 10, 2016 The Tennessean by Melanie Balakit Williamson County Schools will need nearly $340 million  for new school construction, according to its proposed five-year capital plan. As school enrollment rises — about 10,000 more students are expected over the next five years — so does the district’s need for new schools. Eight new elementary schools,…

Chamber proposes 7 ways your taxes can pay for $6B transit plan

November 9, 2016 Nashville Business Journal by Meg Garner Nashville business leaders today rolled out the first picture of just how much Middle Tennesseans could pay to build the region’s $6 billion transit overhaul, with a new report detailing seven potential local taxes and fees. At the Cumberland Region Tomorrow’s Power of Ten Summit, which…

First of two county public meetings raises awareness of traffic strategy study

November 2, 2016 Franklin Home Page by Corey Little Wednesday night at Hillsboro Elementary/Middle School in Leiper’s Fork, AECOM hosted the first of two community meetings to raise awareness and educate the public about the comprehensive traffic strategy study the engineering firm is conducting for Williamson County. The second meeting is at 6:30 p.m at Trinity…