2018 Williamson County Trends Report to be released at April 11 half-day economic summit

FRANKLIN, Tenn.— Business, community and government leaders will have a chance to learn why Williamson County is such an attractive destination for businesses and residents at Williamson, Inc.’s 5th Annual Outlook Williamson. The half-day economic summit, presented by Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation, takes place Wednesday, April 11, 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at The Factory at Franklin’s Liberty Hall, located at 230 Franklin Road.

“The Outlook Williamson summit is a great opportunity to see, examine and understand the dramatic growth in the business community in Williamson County as well as highlighting the behind-the-scenes work that goes into bringing corporate headquarters and jobs to our local economy,” said Williamson, Inc. President and CEO Matt Largen.

The first session focuses on Why Williamson, examining the benefits of doing business in Williamson County with Bob Rolfe, Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development and site consultant Kim Moore, Managing Director, Newmark Knight Frank. They will discuss where Williamson County stands in the current business landscape and focus on how the site selection process recruits the best companies and brings high-quality jobs to Williamson County.

The second session is a Williamson Forward debrief, a review of last year’s research and learning visit to Denver that saw Williamson, Inc. take 100 executives and leaders to Denver to look at how a similar community deals with issues like transportation, education and economic development. Guest on this panel are Dr. Debra Fish, CEO, Fish Executive Leadership Group; Andy Marshall, CEO, A. Marshall Family Foods, Inc.; Mayor Rogers Anderson, County Mayor, Williamson County; Mayor Rick Graham, Mayor, City of Spring Hill and Mayor Jill Burgin, Mayor, City of Brentwood.

The third and final session will welcome a panel of real estate experts discussing the latest office and mixed-use projects coming online in Williamson County. The panelists are: Julie Whelan, Head of Occupier Research, CBRE | Americas Research; Axson West, Principal, Southeast Venture; Brian Reames, Senior Vice President, Highwoods Properties, Inc. and Mylinda J. Vick, Principal, Cherry & Associates LLC, along with another appearance from Kim Moore, Managing Director, Newmark Knight Frank.

Participants will take home the 2018 edition of the newly-released, award-winning Williamson County Trends Report, a statistical summary that examines the latest business climate data, demographics, and emerging growth trends projected for the county over the next 10 and 20 years.

Attendees can enjoy the popular Renderings Gallery, set up for guests to walk through and view various commercial real estate development projects either currently under construction or expected to come online in the next several years.

Online registration is open at www.williamsonchamber.com until noon Monday, April 9, or attendees may pay at the door. Individual tickets are $100 ($85 for business partners) and company tables are $1,500. For more information, contact Griffin Wilcoxon at griffin@williamsonchamber.com or call 615-771-1912.