Williamson County News

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 >


Williamson County Economic Development Partnership Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award for WilCo Funding Portal

Posted on November 23rd, 2015

Williamson County Economic Development Partnership received a Bronze Excellence in Economic Development Award for its Williamson County Funding Portal in the category of Special Purpose Website for communities with populations of 200,000-500,000 from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The honor was presented at an awards ceremony during the 2015 IEDC Annual Conference in Anchorage, Read More >


Cedar Park Announces LiveOps Headquarters Relocation From California To Texas

Posted on July 30th, 2015

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that LiveOps, the global leader in cloud contact center and customer service solutions, will relocate its corporate headquarters from Redwood City, California to Cedar Park, Texas. This relocation will result in the creation of 155 new jobs and $5 million in capital investment in the Lone Star State. A Texas Read More >


The Taylor EDC will construct 50,000 sq. ft. building

Posted on July 17th, 2015

The Taylor Economic Development Corporation (TEDC) announced today that it will begin construction on 50,000 square-feet of industrial/manufacturing space in its Mustang Creek Industrial Park that will be available for occupancy by year’s end. Mayor Jesse Ancira said “This aggressive move will provide an exciting opportunity for businesses looking to move to, or expand within, Read More >


Education content provider relocating regional office to Round Rock

Posted on June 12th, 2015

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) is relocating its Texas regional office to Round Rock. The project will bring over 270 positions, with an average salary of at least $70,000 including benefits, to a new 100,000-square-foot Class A office building that will be developed by Live Oak-Gottesman. The relocation is estimated to be complete in July 2016. Read More >


Georgetown second-fastest growing city in the nation

Posted on May 27th, 2015

Georgetown is the second-fastest growing city in the nation with a population of 50,000 or more, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau released May 20. The census estimates the city added 4,168 residents between July 1, 2013, and July 1, 2014, which is a 7.6 percent increase for that year. According to a Read More >