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,…

Historic downtown Franklin mansion one step closer to Biscuit Love

December 2, 2016 Nashville Business Journal by Adam Sichko A Nashville-based restaurant company riding an epic growth spurt has purchased a turn-of-the-century mansion in downtown Franklin. The real estate arm of Fresh Hospitality paid $1.95 million on Dec. 1 for the Victorian mansion known as Lillie Belle’s, at 132 Third Ave. S., according to newly…

How Denver uses mass-transit to fuel economic development

December 1, 2016 Nashville Business Journal by Meg Garner It’s fairly obvious that Middle Tennessee needs to solve its transit troubles to improve movability, but another benefit of improving the area’s mass transit is that it will ultimately help local officials recruit businesses to the region. And while some might argue officials’ propensity for comparing…

Cool Springs development lands international headquarters

November 30, 2016 The Tennessean by Ray Howze One of Cool Springs’ latest developments has secured a new company headquarters. Crescent Communities, the developer behind the Two Greenway Centre in Cool Springs, announced Volkert Global will relocate its headquarters to the new office building. Volkert Global is the international affiliate of the engineering services firm…

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…