Mayor Ken Moore gives State of the City speech, Wednesday, May 17

Speech will be at a new location, the Williamson County Enrichment Center and includes a light breakfast sponsored by the Franklin Breakfast Rotary Mayor Ken Moore will give his seventh State of the City presentation at the new Williamson County Enrichment Center in Franklin at 110 Everbright Ave. on Wednesday, May 17, at 7:45 a.m. Parking is…

Williamson’s latest trend report shows job growth highest in the mid-state

April 11, 2017 Spring Hill Home Page by Emily West It’s no surprise that Williamson County has remained the top economic driver in the state. But how did it reach that top spot? According to Williamson, Inc.’s fourth annual trends report job growth, commuters and new out-of-state residents account for much of the growth in…

Outlook Williamson: What to know about county’s growth

April 5, 2017 The Tennessean by Elaina Sauber Williamson County’s reputation as an economic powerhouse is nothing new, but if you’re one of over 300 people registered for Outlook Williamson on Tuesday, you should know a few things to put the county’s continued growth into perspective. Hosted by Williamson, Inc., the county’s chamber of commerce,…

Williamson County Unemployment Rate Falls in February, Still State’s Lowest

March 30, 2017 The Patch by J.R. Lind NASHVILLE, TN — The unemployment rate in Williamson County was 3.5 percent in February, down 0.4 percent from the January figure, according to the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development. The unemployment rate dropped in all of Tennessee’s 95 counties after two months of 95-county increases.…

Williamson officials approve funding for new Brentwood elementary

March 14, 2017 The Tennessean by Melanie Balakit The Williamson County commission approved $15 million for a new Brentwood elementary school Monday night. With the approved intent-to-fund resolution, the school will be on track to open on Split Log Road in fall 2018. The new school will help alleviate neighboring overcrowded schools like Kenrose Elementary…

Airport to offer new nonstop service to San Francisco

March 9, 2017 Nashville Post Nashville International Airport officials announced Thursday that Alaska Airlines will begin daily nonstop service to San Francisco beginning Sept. 5. Tickets are on sale now, with service to San Francisco International Airport (SFO), according to a release. A daily flight to and from Nashville International Airport (BNA) will be offered.…

Highwoods to develop $96M Mars Petcare HQ

February 28, 2017 Nashville Post Highwoods Properties announced Tuesday a third-quarter groundbreaking at Ovation in Cool Springs on a $96 million headquarters for Mars Petcare. Highwoods, which is based in Raleigh and has a Nashville office, will develop two connected LEED-Gold certified office buildings (with a collective 224,000 square feet) and structured parking, according to…

30,000-square-foot indoor soccer complex approved for Nolensville

February 14, 2017 Brentwood Home Page by Landon Woodroof A site plan for a 30,000-square-foot indoor soccer complex in Nolensville was approved Tuesday night at the city’s Planning Commission meeting. The complex would be built at the end of Haley Industrial Drive on the north side of town, and would be the first privately owned…

Franklin leaders back Gov. Haslam plan for transportation funding

February 14, 2017 Franklin Home Page by Emily West Franklin leaders took a stand of solidarity with Gov. Bill Haslam on Tuesday night, voting unanimously to stand behind his multi-million package to improve transportation. Sitting in a board room he once did as mayor, Tennessee Department of Transportation Commission John Schroer went over the mechanisms…