Williamson County News

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 >

Texas hotspots: Mapping the state’s economic health, county by county

Posted on May 14th, 2015

Andrews County, a small county of just 15,554 residents in West Texas, might be one of the best places to live to in the entire state. Menard County, on the western edge of Central Texas, might be one of the worst. This, according to an analysis of Texas counties’ socio-economic benchmarks conducted by the Austin Read More >

Georgetown Utility to Be Powered by Solar and Wind Energy by 2017

Posted on May 14th, 2015

A 150-megawatt solar power agreement recently finalized, in addition to a 144 megawatt wind power agreement in 2014, will make the City of Georgetown one of the largest municipally-owned utilities in the U.S. to supply its customers with 100 percent solar and wind energy*. The long-term agreements also allow Georgetown to provide competitive electric rates Read More >

Monolith Semiconductor Relocates Headquarters to Round Rock

Posted on March 5th, 2015

Monolith Semi announced in June a strategic manufacturing partnership with X-FAB Texas in Lubbock to manufacture their SiC switches in X-FAB’s high-volume 150mm silicon production line. With this new partnership, Monolith Semi sought to relocate its headquarters from Ithaca, NY to a Texas community. According to Monolith Semi CEO Sujit Banerjee, PhD, “Round Rock was Read More >

RRISD Freeport Tax Exemption Supported by Round Rock Chamber

Posted on February 26th, 2015

ROUND ROCK, Texas – The Round Rock Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development Partnership today announced that it is supportive of the Round Rock Independent School District (RRISD) Board of Trustees voting to exempt the freeport tax liability of area businesses. The freeport tax is a property tax on goods and materials used in the Read More >