November 25, 2013

Brentwood is Tennessee’s Most Business-Friendly City – AGAIN

Brentwood is Tennessee's Most Business-Friendly City

Brentwood is Tennessee's Most Business-Friendly City

Brentwood still has it — and for that matter, so does Williamson County.

An annual report by the Beacon Center of Tennessee has ranked Brentwood as the most business-friendly city in the state for the second straight year.

Franklin ranked third in the report’s rankings, just behind Farragut in East Tennessee. The Beacon Center study ranks Tennessee’s 50 most populous cities based on economic vitality, business tax burden and community allure. Mt. Juliet and Spring Hill rounded out the top five.

“This ranking reflects one of our priorities around public policy,” said Matt Largen, president of the Williamson County Chamber of Commerce. That priority is “working with our elected officials to ensure there’s a positive business environment for all of our businesses in Williamson County.”

Largen added that having a “low cost of doing business, low taxes” alongside a high quality of life and deep talent pool helps “minimize risk that companies look at when they think about moving” their operations to Williamson County.

The Beacon Center study is meant to provide cities a comparison with others in Tennessee and encourage them to pursue policies that may improve their business climate, Boyd said. She noted the continued presence of Williamson County near the top of the group’s rankings.

Article Courtesy of Tennessee Biz Journal

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Brentwood is Tennessee's Most Business-Friendly City - AGAIN. Brentwood took the top spot in part because of its low taxes, well-performing schools and low unemployment numbers, said Lindsay Boyd, co-author of the study and policy director at the Beacon Center, a nonprofit free-market research organization.