Williamson, Middle Tennessee, again show lowest unemployment

September 26, 2016 Brentwood Home Page by Corey Little Middle Tennessee Counties once again turned in the lowest unemployment numbers in the state, with Williamson County’s 3.7% rate as the lowest. Davidson was close behind with 3.8 percent, and Maury was at 4.2. The state preliminary unemployment rate for August was 4.4%, with 138,300 unemployed…

Metro Council’s main question for $6B transit plan: How will we pay for it?

September 22, 2016 Nashville Business Journal by Meg Garner Six billion dollars. It goes without saying, but that is a lot of money. It is also the expected cost to implement the area’s nMotion plan. Metro Transit Authority CEO Steve Bland addressed Metro Council members’ questions about the area’s regional transit plan at a special…

After controversy, developer pursues much larger Franklin project

September 19, 2016 Nashville Business Journal by Adam Sichko An out-of-state developer is again attempting to make its debut in Middle Tennessee, after controversy and a lawsuit around its previous proposal caused the company to walk away and reset. Developer Al. Neyer LLC, of Cincinnati, is now pursuing a project named Mallory Green on an…

A short trip through the history of traffic in Williamson County

September 15, 2016 Franklin Home Page by Corey Little Dial-up modems were the dirt roads of the Internet. Only with the advent of broadband, cable and high-speed connections — the interstates of the Internet — did the online community of today grow to what it is now. Likewise, the shift from dirt roads and turnpikes…

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…