London-Based Retirement Tech Company to Establish Headquarters in Nashville

from Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Smart USA Co. officials announced that the London-based retirement technology company will locate its U.S. headquarters in Nashville.

Smart USA Co. is the U.S. division of Smart Pension Ltd., one of the world’s fastest-growing retirement technology businesses. The company will create 128 new jobs and invest $2.2 million in its Davidson County operations over the next five years.

Founded in 2014, Smart has more than 70,000 retirement plans on its platform throughout the U.K., Ireland, Dubai and Australia. Smart USA’s offices in Cummins Station will support its new venture into the U.S. retirement services industry.

Over the last five years, TNECD has supported 65 economic development projects in Davidson County, resulting in approximately 19,000 job commitments and $2.1 billion in capital investment.

“Smart USA Co. joins a growing list of tech companies planting their roots in Nashville. Thank you to the Tennessee General Assembly for supporting this venture and promoting an environment where innovative companies can prosper,” said Gov. Bill Lee

“Nashville has all the recipes to be a great place to work and live. We are excited to be among the trailblazers putting down roots here and to join the growing Nashville fintech community. We thank the Economic and Community Development team for a great experience and for welcoming us into this city’s unique hub of ambitious and creative talent,” said Jodan Ledford, CEO of Smart USA Co.

About the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s mission is to develop strategies that help make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs. To grow and strengthen Tennessee, the department seeks to attract new corporate investment to the state and works with Tennessee companies to facilitate expansion and economic growth. Find us on the web: tnecd.com. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @tnecd. Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/tnecd.

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