Our staff has the pleasure of meeting so many new residents and new business owners in Spring Hill. We love getting to know them, their diverse backgrounds and what brought them to our wonderful town. The one thing they are always surprised to learn is the fun fact that Spring Hill is actually in two counties, not one. The state of Tennessee actually has 30 cities that exist in multiple counties, so we are not alone. While many people think that this would be a challenge, we choose to see being in multiple counties as a unique opportunity for leveraging resources.
I was recently reminded of how fortunate Spring Hill is to be in both Williamson and Maury County while attending some great events highlighting the Economic Development of both counties. Outlook Williamson, hosted by Williamson Inc., and the Maury Alliance Board of Directors meeting, both presented some comprehensive information about the growth of each respective county. Here are some key highlights from their economic dashboards:
34 Active Projects
58% New Business | 42% Expansion
8,809 Potential New Jobs
2.1% Unemployment Rate
69% Labor Force Participation
40% w/ Bachelor’s Degree or Higher
15 Active Projects
93% New Business | 7% Expansion
1,321 Potential New Jobs
2.6% Unemployment Rate
63% Labor Force Participation
36% w/ Bachelor’s Degree or Higher
Both of these counties are clearly open for business and their futures look bright. They each boast quality of life standards that are attractive to the employees that relocate. For example, the Williamson county median household income is $103,000 and it is the only TN county with a poverty rate of less than 5%. The Maury county median home sale price is $230,300 while the cost of living in Maury County is 12% less than the national average. Not to mention the strong school systems, access to higher education, thriving parks and unique cultural amenities that keep people living, working and playing in their own communities.
Spring Hill is strategically located to take advantage of all that both Williamson and Maury county have to offer. Our Chamber continues to work closely with our Economic Development partners in each county, our city and at the state level to ensure our current and prospective businesses are well positioned to capitalize on the growth occurring within and outside our city limits. Please remember our local businesses and organizations the next time you make a purchase, engage with a service provider and/or dine out with your family. The more the local consumers support the local economy the more our community will benefit as seen through more jobs and more amenities. You can access a full list of Spring Hill Chamber members at www.experiencespringhill.com. Please join us in our mission to positively influence our business culture to create a better Spring Hill.
- Rebecca Melton, Executive Director, Spring Hill Chamber of Commerce