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Williamson Co. growth continues despite poor U.S. economy

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FRANKLIN, TN (WSMV) -

Williamson County continues to grow despite the slumping U.S. economy.

At a time when many companies are going out of business, Williamson County has run out of space for some companies to move in.

"It's kind of amazing. In this economy, that's the last thing you think you'd have an issue with," said Matt Largen with the Department of Development for the county. "This is an area where people still want to move and where jobs are still available."

Since July, the county has announced about 1,000 new jobs could come to town.

To make room for growth, Boyle Investment Company, is building new office space in Franklin, confident in the county's growth.

Another project called Berry Farms is being built in the Goose Creek area off of Interstate 65.

"We really have confidence in the fact that corporations are still moving here, and there are big blocks of space," said Jeff Haynes, of Boyle Investment Company.

Last year, Williamson County was ranked eighth in the U.S. for job growth.

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