On March 15, Williamson Inc (Williamson County Chamber of Commerce) will present an in-depth picture of Williamson County’s economy, emerging trends and growth projections. The event is called Outlook Williamson and is a half-day economic forum held at The Factory at Franklin.

A key piece of the presentation will be a presentation of a 30-page Data Trends report put together by Williamson, Inc. Economic Development and Franklin-based market research firm Alcott Whitney. It will cover everything from workforce, business climate, demographic breakdown, education, housing, transportation, health and wellness and charitable giving.

There will also be keynote speakers and presentations. The forum is from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Here are some preliminary highlights from the report:

* Williamson County is predicted to have more than half a million residents by 2040, which is more people than any other Tennessee county today, except for Shelby and Davidson.

* Over the next decade, tech jobs will be on the rise, and the economy will grow by nearly 146,000 jobs.

* The average time a home sits on the market is 54 days, and there are an estimated total of 2,742 vacant housing units available in the area.

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* County residents are in optimal health, having fewer sick days and more access to health care compared to peer counties around the country.

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* Williamson County has one of the highest charitable giving ratios in the United States, meaning that residents here give a much higher percentage of their gross adjusted income than is typical.

* In terms of in-migration, 17 percent of non-native residents are likely to come from India, contributing to a more diverse population.

Visit Williamsonchamber.com for frequent updates on the speaker’s lineup and other event details.

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