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New Franklin Transit Authority app aims to make it easier to get around town

By JOHN McBRYDE Franklin Mayor Ken Moore announced at the Williamson, Inc. Transportation Summit on Thursday that the Franklin Transit Authority has released a new app that users can download immediately to help make taking the bus in Franklin a more efficient process. Franklin Mayor Ken Moore announced news about the Franklin Transit app

By | 2019-06-06T19:36:25-05:00 June 6th, 2019|Categories: BW-News, More News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on New Franklin Transit Authority app aims to make it easier to get around town

Williamson County legislators describe vouchers as an experiment to improve schools and a Trump initiative

By MATT BLOIS After voting in favor of a school voucher program, part of Williamson County’s legislative delegation described the program as a temporary experiment and Trump initiative. The state House passed a bill to set up a school voucher program by a vote of 50-48 on Tuesday, and the Senate passed a similar bill

By | 2019-04-26T18:07:57-05:00 April 26th, 2019|Categories: BW-News, Featured|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Williamson County legislators describe vouchers as an experiment to improve schools and a Trump initiative

Williamson County businesses report confidence about the economy, but seek solutions to transportation and housing

By MATT BLOIS Williamson County businesses are feeling confident about the county’s economy, but are still looking for solutions to affordable housing and transportation. Williamson Inc. presented results from a survey of chamber members on Wednesday morning at its annual economic summit Outlook Williamson. The chamber of commerce collected more than 800 responses to the

By | 2019-04-24T19:22:45-05:00 April 24th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News|Tags: |Comments Off on Williamson County businesses report confidence about the economy, but seek solutions to transportation and housing

Cool offices help business in Williamson County attract employees, but it’s not everything

Relatient's offices near The Factory in Franklin have gigantic windows and high ceilings. / Photo Matt Blois By MATT BLOIS The offices at Rustici Software in Franklin have pretty much everything an employee could want. The company built a bocce ball court in front of a spacious outdoor deck. A ping pong table — frequently

By | 2019-04-15T22:53:47-05:00 April 16th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Cool offices help business in Williamson County attract employees, but it’s not everything

Legislative update event looks a lot like a town hall, but with more state troopers

Several State Troopers, as well as officers from the Franklin Police Department and the Columbia State Community College Department of Public Safety showed up to the Williamson Inc. legislative update on Friday morning. / Photo Matt Blois By MATT BLOIS The first Williamson Inc. legislative update on Friday morning event ran much like the chamber’s

By | 2019-03-29T19:17:38-05:00 March 29th, 2019|Categories: BW-News, Featured, Featured - SHHP, More News|Tags: , |Comments Off on Legislative update event looks a lot like a town hall, but with more state troopers

Williamson Inc. endorses bills to support school funding, historic preservation and carpool lane enforcement

By MATT BLOIS At a meeting on March 14, the Williamson Inc. Board of Directors voted to support several bills moving through the state legislature. In a press release, the group says it believes these bills will have a positive impact on Williamson County’s business community. “We look forward to working with and supporting our

By | 2019-03-25T20:49:03-05:00 March 26th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News|Tags: , |Comments Off on Williamson Inc. endorses bills to support school funding, historic preservation and carpool lane enforcement

Williamson County has offered tens of millions in tax incentives, generating thousands of new jobs and economic growth

By MATT BLOIS Cities across North America, including Nashville, submitted bids to Amazon last year, hoping to become the site of the tech company’s second headquarters. In November, Amazon announced plans to split its second headquarters between New York City and Washington D.C. However, the company decided in February not to build a campus in

By | 2019-03-12T02:33:42-05:00 March 12th, 2019|Categories: BW-News, Featured|Tags: |Comments Off on Williamson County has offered tens of millions in tax incentives, generating thousands of new jobs and economic growth

Town hall moderator apologizes for heavy handedness; sexual assault survivor hopes to see action

By MATT BLOIS The moderator of a town hall who told a survivor of sexual assault that her questions for state legislators weren’t appreciated apologized this week for being heavy handed in his response. Following the apology, the woman who confronted legislators said she hopes to see some action to incorporate dissenting viewpoints at future

By | 2019-03-01T19:07:15-05:00 March 1st, 2019|Categories: BW-News, Featured, More News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Town hall moderator apologizes for heavy handedness; sexual assault survivor hopes to see action

Williamson County legislators tell chamber they want to change school funding and improve infrastructure

By MATT BLOIS State legislators from Williamson County told a group at a Williamson Inc. event on Tuesday morning they want to change the way Tennessee funds public schools. State Sen. Jack Johnson also said he expects the 2020 census will require the state to redraw Williamson County’s political districts due to rapid growth. Representative

By | 2019-02-05T21:57:50-05:00 February 6th, 2019|Categories: BW-News, Featured, Featured - SHHP, More News|Tags: |Comments Off on Williamson County legislators tell chamber they want to change school funding and improve infrastructure

TPAC president tells chamber group to recognize when a project’s life cycle is over

TPAC President and CEO Kathleen O’Brien speaks to a group at an event organized by Williamson Inc. // Photo Matt Blois By MATT BLOIS The president of the Tennessee Performing Arts Center told a Williamson Inc. group on Wednesday afternoon to pay attention to a project’s natural life cycle and recognize when it’s over. That was

By | 2019-01-24T17:51:12-05:00 January 24th, 2019|Categories: Business, BW-News|Tags: |Comments Off on TPAC president tells chamber group to recognize when a project’s life cycle is over