An energetic small city set in the idyllic countryside only 30 miles north of Nashville, Gallatin offers the rich variety of recreational, educational, and economic activities you’d expect to find in a bigger city. Gallatin boasts high-paying jobs and low taxes, economic health, a thriving arts scene, and a vibrant retail environment make Gallatin a hub for family life.
GALLATIN FLOWER LADY CULTIVATES A SECRET GARDEN NEWSCHANNEL 5 - When cultivating a garden, you reap what you sow. Now, butterflies, bees, and birds visit it. "And when I came in this morning, they were getting the seeds off,” Welbern said. “So I don’t deadhead everything."
While beautiful, the garden isn't exactly peaceful as firetrucks race by it on Water Street. The lot in downtown Gallatin sat vacant for a half-century before it was filled with plants. It used to be a dive bar or café. Welbern said. "Well the eyesore is gone."
GALLATIN INCREASING ENFORCEMENT OF ILLEGAL BUSINESS SIGNS; VIOLATIONS ARE $50 PER DAY FOX 17 - Those illegally putting up business signs on private property and public right-of-ways could see themselves handed with a $50 fine per violation day.
Gallatin City Planner William McCord showed multiple violations during a recent city council meeting, including improper types of signs, non-permitted signs, and signs in the public right of way.
NEW PARK OPENS FOR KIDS OF ALL ABILITIES WSMV - Hundreds of kids, along with their parents, rushed through the gates, ready to enjoy the new Gallatin Miracle Park for the first time. It's more than five acres of A.D.A compliant fun, with a special ball field, pedal park, and large playground set for an all-inclusive park.
The park was made possible with a $500,000 grant from state of Tennessee, matched by the City of Gallatin, with more help coming from donors.
“We’re going to need the parking with this (new courthouse construction) going on and everything else,” District 3 Councilman Jimmy Overton said prior to approving the agreement May 18. “We’re going to need it.”
TN DEPT OF ECONOMC & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT - NIC Global currently has 200 employees at its Sumner County operations, located at 501 N. Belvedere Drive in Gallatin. The expansion includes investments in new fabrication equipment, special error-proofing systems and upgrades to its powder coating capabilities. Additionally, NIC will be adding 26,000 square feet of additional manufacturing space to support new programs.
Over the last five years, TNECD has supported nearly 15 economic development projects in Sumner County, resulting in 2,200 job commitments and $1 billion in capital investment.