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…

Franklin Transit service study

Public meeting Thursday, January 5, 2017   Franklin Transit will be holding a public meeting for highlighting the recommendations of a transit service study for Franklin Transit as conducted by The TMA Group and TranSystems. The Franklin Transit Authority request public input on the recommendations. The purpose of the study is to evaluate the existing…

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…

New building in Cool Springs lands international headquarters as first tenant

November 29, 2016 Nashville Business Journal by Adam Sichko One of the few new office buildings in Cool Springs has landed its first tenants, including the international headquarters for a fast-growing company. The two companies announced Tuesday that they’re locating in the commercial hub within the seat of affluent Williamson County, which is the fastest-growing…

Williamson County Unemployment Rate Unchanged, Still State’s Lowest

November 23, 2016 The Franklin Patch by J.R. Lind NASHVILLE, TN — The unemployment rate in Williamson County was 3.5 percent in October, down 0.2 percent from the September figure, according to the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development. Once again, Williamson County has the state’s lowest unemployment rate, slightly better than Davidson County’s…

Nashville biz leaders pushing for $6B transit plan encounter unexpected challenge

November 22, 2016 Nashville Business Journal by Meg Garner Some of Nashville’s biggest and most influential business names are backing plans for a $6 billion transit overhaul, but it turns out there’s a limit to their connections. Bill Nigh, regional CEO of Bank of Nashville, serves on the public engagement committee of Moving Forward, a…

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…