12 new Williamson schools needed in next 5 years

November 10, 2016 The Tennessean by Melanie Balakit Williamson County Schools will need nearly $340 million  for new school construction, according to its proposed five-year capital plan. As school enrollment rises — about 10,000 more students are expected over the next five years — so does the district’s need for new schools. Eight new elementary schools,…

After September dip, Williamson home sales spike in October

November 10, 2016 Brentwood Home Page by Zach Harmuth Home sales increased by nearly a quarter in October compared to last year. After falling in September, total residential closings in Williamson County rose 22.7 percent last month, according to the monthly market report released this week by the Williamson County Association of REALTORS® (WCAR). The…

Chamber proposes 7 ways your taxes can pay for $6B transit plan

November 9, 2016 Nashville Business Journal by Meg Garner Nashville business leaders today rolled out the first picture of just how much Middle Tennesseans could pay to build the region’s $6 billion transit overhaul, with a new report detailing seven potential local taxes and fees. At the Cumberland Region Tomorrow’s Power of Ten Summit, which…

How Acadia Healthcare Co. will hit the $6 billion mark – without a five-year plan

November 8, 2016 Nashville Business Journal by Eleanor Kennedy Joey Jacobs doesn’t want his team spending time building out five-year plans. “We stress taking care of today,” Jacobs said in an on-stage interview Monday afternoon during a Nashville Business Journal event. But Jacobs, CEO of Franklin-based behavioral health giant Acadia Healthcare Co. (Nasdaq: ACHC), is…

High-flying Franklin firm lands on Forbes list

November 8, 2016 Nashville Business Journal by Eleanor Kennedy Add another piece of national notice to the list for Franklin-based Digital Reasoning, a machine learning company whose investors include massive financial players, a health care giant and the venture arm of the United States intelligence community. The company has landed a spot in Forbes’ Fintech…