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Franklin, Tennessee, Is Booming in the Business World
The landscape of the Franklin/Cool Springs area is constantly changing, but it's about to change dramatically around the corner of McEwen Drive and Carothers Parkway. Acres of treed land is being turned into exciting new developments that will attract businesses all over the world.
According to Livability.com, this growth is happening because Williamson County offers "a strategic central location, a highly educated workforce, great business incentives and excellent quality of life. [It] has a proven track record of attracting regional, national and international corporate headquarters and major manufacturers. Approximately 24 percent of the fastest-growing companies in Tennessee have been based in Williamson County during the past three years. More than half of the Nashville region's largest publicly traded companies call Williamson County home."
Here is a small peek at what's coming to Franklin:
Located at the intersection of McEwen Drive and Carothers Parkway, this 147-acre master-planned, mixed-use community will combine all aspects of living, working, entertainment and recreation. With direct access off of I-65, convenience couldn't be any simpler. This location offers easy accessibility and great visibility. Companies in search of a home designed to attract the new millennial, this center of commerce provides the perfect connective setting for a campus headquarters or emerging company seeking creative synergy.
Retail: 350,000 Square Feet Upscale Retail â€¨Dining & Entertainment
Office: 1.4 Million Square Feet; Class A, LEED Certified
Full-Service Hotel: 300 Rooms
You have to check out the video that shows what this planned space will look like:
Nestled on the corner of McEwen and I-65 in Cool Springs, an unprecedented 71-acre mixed-use corporate community featuring up to five Class-A office towers, an on-site multi-family apartment along with support retail, and unrivaled green amenities. The 11 acres of green space includes an outdoor amphitheater that will seat 600.
This site also includes a video of the proposed area:
VANDERBILT MEDICAL CENTER
Although construction has been delayed, the property across the street from the two above sites has been purchased, and plans have been submitted for a $200 million, 500,000 square-foot medical office and surgery center. More details should be coming soon.
COLUMBIA STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
And not too far down the street on Liberty Pike, Columbia State Community College is breaking ground on a $36.4 million campus on 36 acres to accommodate their growing population of students.
A sketch of the plans is here:
As if attracting big businesses wasn't enough, according to the Williamson Herald, "Business Week online has named Franklin, Tennessee, as one of the top fifty cities to start a small business, according to a release from city officials this morning, backing up evidence by county officials of a spirit of entrepreneurship. The magazine states Franklin has universal qualities such as affordability, availability of a talented labor pool, existence of a thriving business community and quality of life. Business Week chose one small city in every state based on 11 factors that shape a city's entrepreneurial climate, from education level of the workforce to the amount of venture-capital investment to the number of startups."
Franklin and all of Williamson County is thriving! Real estate here is valuable and a great investment for you and your family's futures. Call me today and let's find your dream home as we watch the area continue to thrive and grow together.