Dave Ramsey breaks ground at new Franklin headquarters

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FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) – Financial personality Dave Ramsey has broken ground on a new corporate headquarters in Tennessee.

Ramsey Solutions celebrated the groundbreaking Thursday at the Franklin site where its more than 223,000 square-foot building will stand. The estimated move-in date is August 2019.

The personal financial advice company known for a radio show, live events and other offerings expects to add 175 employees in the next year. Currently, more than 600 people work for the company.

The state of Tennessee does a great job creating an economic environment that causes corporate headquarters to want to move here. But also want to stay here. We’re Tennesseeans, I’m from Antioch, and just to get to stay here and be incentivized by the state to do that is incredible,” said Ramsey.

Ramsey Solutions says the city of Franklin and Williamson County are offering tax breaks dependent on hiring about 400 people by 2023 and another 400 employees by 2028.

Gov. Bill Haslam attended the event and helped break ground on the project.