May 18, 2016

The Tennessean
by Jordan Buie

The cognitive computing company Digital Reasoning announced Wednesday that it will expand its headquarters facility in Franklin, investing about $861,500 and creating 189 more jobs in Williamson County.

The announcement was made along with Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd.

According to a news release from Boyd’s office, the company, which develops cognitive computing and artificial intelligence software for government agencies, financial institutions and health care organizations, will be moving into a larger, 50,000-square-foot facility.

“We are proud of our new home here in Franklin, which provides a way forward for our continued growth and expansion,” said Tim Estes, CEO of Digital Reasoning, in the release. “We greatly appreciate the help we received from the community, especially from the teams at the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development and Honour Inc., and are thrilled to be co-located with a superb company like Healthways whose culture is consistent with our own values. We hope to continue to be part of the great story of Tennessee emerging as a new global technology hub — particularly in the area of health information technology.”

Several government officials were quoted in the release, expressing excitement over the expansion as a sign of the developing tech sector in Williamson County.

“With an exploding technology presence in Williamson County, we are thrilled with the continued growth of Digital Reasoning,” said Elizabeth McCreary, vice president of economic development for Williamson Inc. “We were happy to play a critical role in helping them find their new space and look forward to continuing our partnership with such a dynamic and revolutionary company.”