Business, community and government leaders will have a chance to learn why Williamson County remains such an attractive destination for businesses and residents at Williamson, Inc.’s Outlook Williamson.

The half-day economic summit will be Wednesday, April 24 from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at The Factory at Franklin’s Liberty Hall, located at 230 Franklin Rd.

The event will consist of three 45-minute sessions with industry-leading experts and developers, who will provide an in-depth view of how Williamson County’s economy compares nationally and regionally, based on the latest growth projections and statistical data.

“This year’s Outlook Williamson summit is designed to give an in-depth understanding of where Williamson County is as an economy and community, why it remains such a desirable business location and a look forward at some of the county’s most significant new developments,” said Williamson, Inc. President and CEO Matt Largen.

Three sessions scheduled

Kicking off the morning session on “Opportunities with Growth” will be keynote speaker Douglas E. Kreulen, A.A.E. President and CEO of the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority.

The second session, “Why Williamson?” will feature Jam Stewart, Vice President for Corporate Affairs from Mars Petcare, who was integral in the company’s decision process to expand and build a new headquarters in Williamson County. Following, Stewart and Largen will host a Q&A session.

Williamson County developers will take part in the final session, “What’s Next?” when Williamson Inc.’s Chief Economic Development Officer Elizabeth McCreary will moderate a panel discussion, featuring Thomas McDaniel with Boyle Investment, Glenn McGehee from Southstar, and Dirk Melton with MarketStreet Enterprises. The panel will focus on the future of the built landscape in Williamson County, including exciting developments and redevelopments.

Market Research Report, formerly called Trends Report, to be released

Williamson, Inc. will also release its online Market Research Report, a new and improved version of the award-winning Williamson County Trends Report, now called the Market Research Report.

The report, which is now offered online only, will show a statistical summary, examining the latest business climate data, demographics, and emerging growth trends projected for the county over the next 10 and 20 years. Once released the day of the event, the document can be found at

The Renderings Gallery will also return for guests to stroll through to view various Class A commercial real estate development projects either currently under construction or expected to come online in the next several years.

Entertainment will also be provided by Studio Tenn. The event’s presenting sponsor is Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Cooperation.


Read the Williamson Herald Article here.