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…

First of two county public meetings raises awareness of traffic strategy study

November 2, 2016 Franklin Home Page by Corey Little Wednesday night at Hillsboro Elementary/Middle School in Leiper’s Fork, AECOM hosted the first of two community meetings to raise awareness and educate the public about the comprehensive traffic strategy study the engineering firm is conducting for Williamson County. The second meeting is at 6:30 p.m at Trinity…

Franklin Named One of America’s 50 Best Cities to Live

October 26, 2016 The Franklin Patch by J. R. Lind FRANKLIN, TN — Rapid job growth, high incomes, historic sites and bucolic vistas make Franklin one of America’s 50 Best Cities to Live in, says a national business website. The 24/7WallSt.com site ranks Franklin at No. 36 on its list of best places to call…

Franklin entrepreneur encourages businesses to ‘think differently’

October 25, 2016 The Tennessean by Ray Howze Louis Upkins Jr., a Franklin native and entrepreneur, wants companies to treat their families like their customers. He wants people to “think differently” about how they interact with friends and family. If they do that, he said, it will help grow Franklin and maintain its healthy business…