Williamson County News

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 >


Posted on February 18th, 2015

Construction kicks off Thursday for a 224-room Sheraton hotel and conference center in Georgetown. Novak Brothers and Hines host a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Starwood-operated hotel at 2 p.m. on February 19. The event is at Rivery Boulevard and Wolf Ranch Parkway at the Summit at the Rivery Park development. Starwood Hotels and Resorts Read More >

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

Posted on October 31st, 2014

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 >


Posted on October 20th, 2014

The Texas Life-sciences Collaboration Center recently announced a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce to assist in the recruitment of foreign companies to Georgetown. The $300,000 grant from the Economic Development Administration, a bureau within the U.S. Department of Commerce, will assist TLCC in recruitment of companies from South Korea. The grant will support Read More >