What’s Happening in Williamson County?


The Williamson County Economic Development Office released its 3rd Quarter report. The pages are full of exciting development coming to the area. It seems like forever, but it was just May 22 when MARS broke ground on their innovation center. Everyone knows that Tractor Supply has announced their new development in Virginia Way. They also have received a nice abatement from the city.

Something you may not have heard about is the purchase of land by Compass Data Centers. They are raising credit and intend to open a data center on approximately 14 acres of land in Franklin. The discussions are underway and Compass has agreed to keep the Williamson Source informed on the progress. Another big story in the report is the 71 acre Cool Springs project from developer Pat Emory. The plan is to break ground on the parks and infrastructure to lure Fortune 500 companies into the space. An 11 acre, $10 million Park was kicked off recently and features a 600-seat amphitheatre, 3 miles of walking paths, ponds and open spaces for corporate events.

Development is not the only thing the County was proud to discuss in the report. The city of Franklin made the “Best of” lists in CNN Money magazine and climbed 14 notches since last year. Top High Schools in the U.S. included Brentwood ranked at 252, Ravenwood at 419, Franklin at 572 and Page at 672 according to Newsweek. The pipeline of projects is still strong and the County is on an upswing.

The future is bright – so find your shades Williamson County!


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Andrea has always loved the written word. She holds a B.A. in Journalism and a Masters in Creative Writing, both from Belmont University. Both sides of her family have lived in Williamson County for generations, so writing for Williamson Source is the perfect fit. She loves to hear stories of what Williamson County was like when her parents and grandparents were young and to write about this ever evolving county is truly special for her.