with Williamson INC.
According to 2020 census data, more than 64,000 people have moved to Williamson County over the last ten years, bringing our total population to almost 248,000. Outstanding public and private schools, high wage jobs, the lowest property tax rate in the Middle Tennessee region, and easy access to world-class amenities make Williamson County an attractive destination for anyone considering where they would like to live, work and play.
In the same way that individuals assess a community, companies also evaluate where it makes the most sense for them to expand and grow their business. Fortunately for our community, Williamson County has become a landing spot for some of the fastest growing and most well-respected companies in the country.
For example, did you know?
• 21% of Tennessee’s Inc. 5000 companies are based in Williamson County, including national and international corporate headquarters for over 45 companies
• Williamson County is home to 12 of the 25 largest publicly-traded companies in the Nashville region, including 5 of the top 10
• Over 45 national and international corporate headquarters are based in Williamson County, including Mars Petcare, Mitsubishi Motors North America, Tractor Supply Company and Kirkland’s
• In 2021 alone, five different companies have announced their intention to relocate or expand their headquarters operations in Williamson County, ultimately creating over 980 new jobs and investing over $10M into our community
And it’s not just large employers that have found Williamson County to be the optimal place to grow their businesses. Our small business community is a vibrant one and growing rapidly. So far, in 2021, over 447 new business licenses have been issued in our county. Additionally, Williamson, Inc. has welcomed over 147 new Chamber members, an increase of 26% year over year.
It is truly a great time to be a Williamson County resident and Williamson, Inc. is proud to play a role in the ongoing strategic growth of our community. Whether it’s assisting a new employer in their transition to our area or supporting a small business owner in making worthwhile connections with other businesses and potential customers, Williamson, Inc. stands ready to serve.
If you’re interested in learning more about how business relocation, expansion, and in-migration impact our commercial and residential real estate markets, please plan to join us later this year for the Williamson, Inc. Real Estate Summit, sponsored by Williamson County Association of REALTORS® (WCAR). More details about the event will be made available soon at williamsonchamber.com, or register for the Williamson Weekly newsletter at bit.ly/SendMeTheWW for upcoming announcements and events.
Learn more about Williamson, Inc.’s people, events and information about joining by calling 615.771.1912 or visiting williamsonchamber.com.