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Governor Lee Announced Smart USA Co. to establish headquarters in Nashville

Kelleigh Michanichou

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NASHVILLE, TN — Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe, and Smart USA Co. officials announced today that the London-based retirement technology platform will expand to the U.S. market as it locates its headquarters in Nashville.

“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

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 nearly 130 new jobs and invest $2.2 million in its Davidson County operations for the next five years.

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

Founded in 2014, Smart has over 70,000 retirement plans on its platform across the U.K., Ireland, Dubai and Australia.

TNECD Commissioner, Bob Rolfe also welcomed Smart USA to Nashville, saying, “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 a hundred new family-wage jobs from a successful and fast-growing tech company furthers Tennessee’s reputation as a top state to do business.”

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