Williamson County News

Georgetown wins 2017 Workforce Excellence Award

Posted on June 15th, 2017

The Georgetown Workforce Development Alliance, which includes the City of Georgetown, Georgetown Chamber of Commerce, and Georgetown Independent School District, was awarded the Texas Economic Development Council’s 2017 Workforce Excellence Award for population 40,001 to 100,000 today. The alliance is a collaborative community effort to align quality education with workforce development needs and was started Read More >


Hutto announces business and industrial park deal

Posted on April 25th, 2017

Hutto Innovation Business Park will be built in Hutto, with more than 800,000 square feet of industrial and business space in six buildings. It’s the first time Hutto has had a “spec” building to offer companies that are considering the move to Central Texas. The 72 acres of land, referred to as the Schneider family Read More >


Holiday Inn coming to north Taylor

Posted on February 16th, 2017

After two start-and-stop years of planning, Taylor will get a new hotel. “It’s been a long process but we’re very excited we can make this announcement,” said Nimesh Patel with SAYDA, Inc. late Tuesday afternoon. His announcement was that his company will build a Holiday Inn Express and Suites, with at least 65 rooms, on Read More >


These 10 stories garnered the most Georgetown readers in 2016

Posted on December 27th, 2016

1. Construction on Mays Street will soon connect Georgetown and Round Rock (Aug. 11) Construction to build Mays Street from Teravista Parkway at Bass Pro Drive in Round Rock to the intersection of Westinghouse and Rabbit Hill roads in Georgetown was slated to begin by the end of August. Construction is expected to be completed Read More >


Round Rock expects Kalahari to spend $350 million, create 700 jobs

Posted on December 27th, 2016

The following FAQ was provided by the city of Round Rock regarding the Kalahari Resorts & Convention project. Several agreements are up for vote at a city council meeting at 5 p.m. Dec. 15. 1. What are the terms of the incentive? The agreements provide for Kalahari to employ a minimum of 700 and invest Read More >


Governor’s Small Business Forum Held Dec. 1

Posted on October 14th, 2016

A Governor’s Small Business Forum is being held in Williamson County on Thursday, December 1, 2016, at the United Heritage Center and Intel Club, 3400 E. Palm Valley Boulevard, in Round Rock. The forum, sponsored by the Texas Governor’s Office, the Texas Workforce Commission, and the Williamson County Economic Development Partnership (WilCo EDP), is designed Read More >


Water park, hotel and conference center slated for Round Rock

Posted on June 15th, 2016

The city of Round Rock announced June 15 it is working with a company to bring a destination hotel, conference center and water park to the city in a move that city leaders are saying could turn Round Rock into a tourist destination. Kalahari Resorts & Conventions is a family resort company. The Round Rock Read More >


Cedar Park and Round Rock Among Best Cities to Start a Restaurant

Posted on February 24th, 2016

Opening a new restaurant can be a risky business. Owners need a solid business plan, an efficient yet friendly staff, delicious food and a little bit of luck. Location is also key to the success of a new eatery. Entering a market that’s oversaturated with dining options or where the population is on the decline Read More >


Council passes Parmer Ranch Trails incentive

Posted on January 11th, 2016

Parmer Ranch Trails, a mixed-use project located southeast of the Parmer Lane and Ranch Trails intersection in Cedar Park, is moving ahead with office building plans. Initially, this development was designated to have two-story restaurants and shops in the first phase, and offices in the second phase. However, one of the project’s partners, Riverside Resources, Read More >


Central Texas counties among fastest growing in U.S. since 2009

Posted on December 4th, 2015

Williamson County was the 43rd-fastest growing county in the United States over the past five years, and the 19th-fastest growing county with a population of more than 10,000 in 2009, according to new data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The data comes from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 5-Year American Community Survey, the longest Read More >