Williamson Inc. will hold its Annual Celebration at Williamson County’s newest mixed-use-development, McEwen Northside.

Chamber members and guests will gather on Tuesday, November 19 at 11:30. With growth and development being key to the chamber, the celebration at McEwen Northside will allow guests to see firsthand the new businesses opening in the community.

When McEwen Northside is finished the unique 45-acre mixed-use environment will include approximately 750,000 square feet of Class A office space, 100,000 square feet of restaurants and specialty retail, a 150-room business-class hotel, 580 luxury apartments, and upwards of 10 acres of beautifully designed green spaces to seamlessly connect the community.

The meeting space is being developed by Boyle in a growing and popular location. McEwen Northside will bring an estimated 5,000 jobs to the area.

The keynote speaker at the celebration will be Fred Diaz, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mitsubishi Motors North America, as well as Chairman of the Board.

In this role, Diaz is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company’s operations in the United States, including sales and marketing, parts and service, logistics, public relations, customer support, finance, legal, information technology, human resources and regional operations.

Mitsubishi Motors North America is relocating its headquarters to Williamson County. The move strengthens the Japanese automaker’s financial ties to Nissan and, bolsters Tennessee stature as a major U.S. auto hub.

Since 1988, Mitsubishi Motors North America has been in California. The relocation to Franklin began in August and will be completed by the end of 2019. All departments will be relocating, including sales, marketing, IT, human resources, communications, parts and services, product planning, dealer operations, finance and legal.

Mitsubishi Motors in the U.S. has been undergoing major changes from their corporate leadership to every aspect of their relationship with dealers and customers. They are focusing on their future growth innovation.

“Mitsubishi Motors is changing the way we go to market in the United States, and it is leading to a rebirth of the company. This is an exciting time for us, with a refreshed leadership team, new-look dealerships and redesigned and all-new vehicles. As we drive toward the future, this is the perfect time for us to move to a new home. While we say farewell to the Golden State with a heavy heart, we’re excited to say hello to Music City,” Diaz shared in an article for Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development.

The move brings jobs to Franklin and a temporary office is now open. Mitsubishi expects to invest $18.25 million in its new site. Only a small number of employees will be moving from California, most will be hired locally.

“Mitsubishi Motors will bring around 150 career opportunities for Williamson County residents. Even though the company is moving from California, they are doing the bulk of their hiring in Williamson County,” Matt Largen, President and CEO of Williamson, Inc. shares.

“The company fits our target sector of corporate headquarters. This is important because corporate headquarters bring great jobs with plenty of career advancement opportunities. Mitsubishi will also be great corporate citizens and will support charities throughout Williamson County and Middle Tennessee.”

Diaz will be giving an update on Mitsubishi and discuss with attendees the rational for moving the headquarters to Middle Tennessee from California.

Williamson, Inc. will be celebrating the year’s accomplishments and sharing new and innovative programs, and events they will be providing in 2020.

To learn more about Williamson, Inc. Annual Celebration visit: www.williamsonchamber.com/events/annual-celebration

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