Incubator workspace, additional office space coming to downtown Greeneville


First Horizon donates former banking center to the Niswonger Foundation

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL)- A building that used to serve as First Horizon’s banking center will get new life in downtown Greeneville.

Officials with First Horizon announced Tuesday they plan to donate the historic building on North Main Street to the Niswonger Foundation.

“It’s an historic building,” said Bryan Jordan, President and CEO of First Horizon Bank. “It’s a fantastic facility. And with Scott’s vision we can turn it into a real asset for the community.”

Photo: WJHL

The building will be used as an incubator workspace for entrepreneurs and additional office space, according to the release.

The original section of the bank building was built in 1900. It’s a 50,000 square feet with expansive office and multi-purpose space valued at $2-3 million.

Chairman and Founder of the Niswonger Foundation, Scott Niswonger, said in part, “Our goal is to bring mentorship, coaching and financial empowerment under one roof for our local entrepreneurs. The opportunities for this building are endless.”

“I’d like to see us starting up 5 or 10 new businesses every year out of this facility,” Niswonger said.

“To be able to have them walk in and have an office fully equipped down to the computer and paper clips on the desk will put us far ahead,” he said.

Interested entrepreneurs can learned more from the Niswonger Foundation.

You can watch Tuesday’s announcement on our WJHL Facebook page below.

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