Posted by Heidi Schwartz
Brookdale Senior Living Inc. officials have announced the company will expand its current corporate headquarters in Brentwood, TN. Through this expansion, Brookdale will invest $2.1 million and add 162 new jobs over the course of five years.
“I want to thank Brookdale for choosing to reinvest in Tennessee and creating these high quality jobs in Williamson County,” Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said. “Here in Tennessee, we work hard to create the kind of environment where businesses can thrive and continue to grow.”
“We are very pleased with Brookdale‘s expansion in Tennessee and their decision to continue investing in Williamson County,” Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty said. “I appreciate Brookdale’s vote of confidence in our workforce and the additional jobs they will create for Middle Tennesseans.”
Brookdale is an owner and operator of senior living communities throughout the country, with nearly 650 communities in 36 states and the ability to serve approximately 66,000 residents. The company currently employs more than 375 people at its Maryland Farms corporate headquarters and is committed to expanding in Tennessee. In February of this year, the company announced an intent to merge in the third quarter with Emeritus Corporation to create the first truly national senior living solutions company. Post-merger, Brookdale will have more than 1,100 senior living communities in 46 states, including the nation’s 30 largest metropolitan areas.
“In 2009, Brookdale employed less than 200 corporate associates at our Brentwood location and we’ve grown over the years to what will be more than 500 people,” Brookdale chief executive officer Andy Smith said. “Our corporate team here is focused on supporting our communities across the country so residents receive outstanding services and care every day. We look forward to bringing on board even more associates who have a passion for serving seniors and supporting our communities.”
“We welcome the expansion of Brookdale’s headquarters here in Brentwood,” Brentwood Mayor Betsy Crossley said. “Their positive growth is a testament to the outstanding business climate both in our city and in Williamson County.”
“TVA congratulates Brookdale on their expansion which brings new jobs to Brentwood,” John Bradley, TVA senior vice president of Economic Development, said. “TVA and NES are pleased to be economic development partners with the state of Tennessee, Brentwood and Williamson County officials to facilitate the success of existing companies.”