County Commission approves $50 million for new schools

September 12, 2016 Brentwood Home Page by Zack Harmuth The Williamson County Commission unanimously passed two resolutions Monday night that approve more than $50 million for land and construction on two new schools. The first resolution asked the county to approve up to $15 million for the “design, development and land purchase” of a K-8…

Food trucks roll into Cool Springs, downtown Franklin

September 12, 2016 Brentwood Home Page by Corey Little Food trucks and restaurants in Cool Springs and Downtown Franklin will be ready for business on Tuesday as Williamson, Inc. partners with Harpeth True Value Hardware and several area businesses to host Food Truck & Rideshare Day’s kickoff celebration. Harpeth True Value will be providing free…

New investment spurs burst of jobs at Franklin startup

September 12, 2016 Nashville Business Journal by Adam Sichko A startup in Franklin plans to hire 36 employees as part of a half-million-dollar investment in a new facility, the company announced Monday. If all those jobs materialize, it would be a six-fold increase from the current headcount at AeroWall Dynamics. Twenty of those new jobs…

Williamson, Inc. to launch Mobility Week, Sept 12-16, to tackle traffic congestion in Williamson County

  WILLIAMSON, INC. TO LAUNCH MOBILITY WEEK SEPT. 12-16 TO REDUCE TRAFFIC CONGESTION IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY Community-wide Mobility Week brings together businesses, schools, commuters and government to tackle county’s biggest problem   FRANKLIN, Tenn.—Williamson, Inc., the chamber of commerce and economic development office, is leading the charge in Williamson County with a new campaign to…

More Williamson students are going to college now than ever before

August 31, 2016 Franklin Home Page by Emily West According to the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, Williamson County’s college-bound student rate has reached a new high of nearly 83 percent. The data set looked at high school students who were enrolled at any higher education institution – community college, university, in-state, out-of-state, public or private.…

Chamber’s Mobility Week to address congestion with creative events

August 30, 2016 Brentwood Home Page by Samantha Hearn In just a few weeks the Williamson County Chamber will host a Mobility Week, where it will ask businesses in the area to participate in getting as many cars as possible off the roads during peak hours. From Sept. 12 to 16, the Chamber is partnering…

Tourism attracts 1.31 million visitors to Williamson in 2015

August 30, 2016 Brentwood Home Page by Emily West In 2015, tourism numbers for Williamson County shattered records. Spending by visitors provided a $410.69 million economic impact to the county, up from $407.46 million the previous year. The total number of visitors jumped 7.1 percent to 1.31 million. Williamson County Convention & Visitor Bureau CEO…

Williamson looking at new pilot program for hard to fill positions

August 29, 2016 Brentwood Home Page by Emily West It hasn’t been easy for Williamson County Schools to find the employees they need most – Spanish and special education teachers, bus drivers and food service workers – so officials are discussing new recruiting ideas. The district fights the lowest unemployment rate in the state, with few…

County unveils comprehensive traffic strategy

August 16, 2016 Franklin Home Page by Zach Harmuth Across all sectors and municipalities in Williamson County, the consensus on traffic is that help is needed. To that end the county government hosted a traffic strategy kickoff meeting Tuesday afternoon in the auditorium of the Williamson County Administrative Complex. The meeting presented the county’s plan…