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British-based Smart USA Plans Nashville, Tennessee, Headquarters

Smart USA Co., the London-based retirement technology company, will locate its U.S. headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee.

The U.S. division of Smart Pension Ltd., will create 128 new jobs and invest $2.2 million in its Davidson County operations over the next five years.

“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,” Jodan Ledford, CEO of Smart USA Co. said.

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. “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 Governor Bill Lee.

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.

“Nashville is home to dozens of global brands, and we welcome U.K.-based technology company Smart USA Co. to this rich business landscape. The creation of over 100 new family-wage jobs from a successful and fast-growing tech company furthers Tennessee’s reputation as a top state to do business,” added TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe.

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