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Grant Owens

Wilson County native Grant Owens scored a position with an elite technology firm last year.

The future looks bright for Owens - who plans to use his talents and new-found job as a project manager with DevDigital to help local businesses advance in the digital age.

"Successful businesses today rely heavily on web presence - and that includes website design, software and mobile app development, content writing and social media to spread your brand's word," he said.

Owens is a graduate of Wilson Central High School and Middle Tennessee State University. He began working with DevDigital, located in Nashville, in 2014. DevDigital is a full-service digital development firm that specializes in custom web development, enterprise and mobile application development. They provide technology services to anyone from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses and start-up companies.

"I had no clue they were hiring. There were no signs pointing me in their direction other than my interest in the company... I confidently reached out to them, walked through the front door and told them I was seeking a new professional home and the benefits I could bring to their team," he said. "That grabbed their attention, and now I'm working at one of the coolest technology firms in Nashville. I can proudly say I'm at a place that fits me."

Owens said technology has always been his passion. "I think the best part of my job is learning new things every day and helping others achieve business success using my skill set," he added.

Although he enjoys his work-home in Music City, Owens' roots are planted firmly in Wilson County. His paternal grandfather is Bro. Donald Owens, who was Pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church for over 30 years. His maternal grandfather was Jewell W. Nave, director of Nave Funeral Home in Lebanon for over 50 years.

Staff Writer Sabrina Garrett may be contacted at sgarrett@wilsonpost.com.

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