Williamson County to set aside $500K for economic development

Williamson County Commissioners Court approved an allocation Aug. 23 of $500,000 in the fiscal year 2022-23 budget for the Williamson County Economic Development Partnership between the county and its cities to improve the economic well-being of the region.

Some cities in Williamson County but not the county itself have participated in Opportunity Austin, a regional economic development initiative aimed at fostering job-creating investment across the Austin region to tap into economic development opportunities that have come up. But Williamson County has grown exponentially as a region, Precinct 4 Commissioner Russ Boles said.

Williamson County population growth ranks fourth in the state with a population of about 609,000, according to the 2020 U.S. census.

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