Governor Lee, Commissioner McWhorter Announce Highland Ventures Ltd. to Locate Headquarters in Williamson County
· Holding company to relocate headquarters from Glenview, Illinois to Brentwood, Tennessee
· Project will create 80 new jobs
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Stuart McWhorter and Highland Ventures Ltd. officials announced today the company will invest $8.2 million to relocate its headquarters operations from Glenview, Illinois, to Brentwood, Tennessee.
Highland Ventures will create 80 new jobs in Williamson County over the next five years.
Located at 209 Powell Place, Highland Ventures’ new Tennessee headquarters will serve as the business hub for the company’s well-known brands: Family Veterinary Group, Hoogland Foods - one of the largest Marco’s Pizza franchisees, Stay Fit 24, Highland Pure Water & Ice, and Legacy Commercial Property.
Founded in 1984, Highland Ventures Ltd. is a holding company to top brands in the restaurant, fitness, video rental and commercial real estate industries. Today, the company employs roughly 2,500 people across the country.
Since 2018, TNECD has supported nearly 140 economic development projects in the Northern Middle Tennessee region, resulting in more than 40,000 job commitments and $7 billion in capital investment.
“Our strong business climate and highly skilled workforce attract key businesses like Highland Ventures to Tennessee. I thank this company for its commitment to job creation in Williamson County and look forward to seeing its headquarters thrive in our state.” – Gov. Bill Lee
“With a central location and top-tier workforce, the Northern Middle Tennessee region is becoming a hotspot for companies to do business. We appreciate Highland Ventures’ investment in Williamson County and believe Brentwood will be the ideal location for their new headquarters.” – TNECD Commissioner Stuart McWhorter
"The greater Nashville region is turning into a foodservice, healthcare and real estate hub that fits our growth strategy across all business lines. We are thrilled to be opening a new Highland Ventures corporate office just south of Nashville in Brentwood, Tennessee.” – Keith Hoogland, president and CEO, Highland Ventures Ltd.
“TVA and Nashville Electric Service congratulate Highland Ventures on its decision to establish operations in Williamson County. Working with our partners, like Williamson Inc. and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to help attract and retain quality jobs and investment in the Valley is fundamental to TVA’s mission of service. We are proud to celebrate this announcement and look forward to Highland Ventures’ future business success.” – John Bradley, TVA senior vice president of Economic Development
“I’m thrilled Highland Ventures has chosen to relocate its headquarters to Brentwood with the addition of 80 new jobs. More and more companies are realizing Tennessee is a great place to live and do business. We look forward to Highland Ventures’ future success.” – Senate Majority Leader Jack Johnson (R-Franklin)
“A growing number of well-respected companies and popular brands are choosing to call Tennessee home. With our skilled workforce, business-friendly economy and excellent schools, it’s easy to see why. I’m proud to welcome Highland Ventures to Brentwood and look forward to the company’s successful future in our state.” – Rep. Brandon Ogles (R-Franklin)
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