The Georgetown Advantage
The City of Georgetown offers a strategic location on Interstate Highway 35, a nationally-recognized business climate, low taxes, low crime and a beautiful, friendly community dedicated to preserving its heritage while providing an environment where business can prosper. It has been said that Georgetown “is moving in the right direction.” We hear this from our local business leaders, developers, and other development services customers regarding the City’s commitment to provide accurate, timely, and positive solutions for businesses relocating or expanding in Georgetown. We hear it from international organizations impressed with our City-owned utility’s conversion to 100% renewable power. We hear it from our commuting workforce who move quickly and easily against Austin traffic to their Georgetown employers. And, we hear it from citizens and businesses who enjoy Georgetown’s uniquely cooperative, supportive community and abundant natural resources.
A Great Place to Do Business
Georgetown’s population increased 7.8 percent between July 1, 2014, and July 1, 2015, making it the nation’s fastest-growing city with a population of 50,000 or more, according to estimates released May 19, 2016 by the U.S. Census Bureau. Our population in 2007 was 44,324 and our projected 2017 population is 61,915, a 10-year population growth of 43.5%. Georgetown and the entire central Texas area continue to experience tremendous growth in both residential and commercial sectors.
Georgetown’s City-owned utility services (GUS) delivers reliable, low-cost power, water and wastewater to all of its business and residential customers. The transition to 100%-renewable power, making Georgetown one of the only cities in the U.S. to run on 100% renewable energy, allows the City to reduce pollution, save water, and maintain competitive pricing. The City’s Development Services Division works seamlessly to provide quality customer service and innovative solutions to businesses looking to locate or expand in Georgetown. Our diverse and strong economy is fueled by one of the lowest tax rates in central Texas, a true partnership between businesses and the community, and a low-crime, beautiful community. This partnership between the City, Southwestern University, Georgetown Independent School District, the Chamber of Commerce and the business community has resulted in quality workforce training programs, business promotion opportunities and helpful solutions for a wide variety of issues and challenges.
Some of the 6,000+ businesses that call Georgetown home include Sport Clips headquarters, TASUS Texas, AirBorn, Inc., Citigroup Data Center, Ringdale, Radiation Detection Company, Chatsworth, Manitex International, Radix BioSolutions, DisperSol Technologies, and Texas Outdoor Power Company. These and other Georgetown business are happy to share their experience and success stories of doing business in Georgetown. Some can be viewed at https://invest.georgetown.org/thriving-business/georgetown-business-videos/.
The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas
Georgetown is the county seat of Williamson County and home to “The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas.” A “Main Street” designated city, Georgetown cherishes its revitalized Courthouse and surrounding Victorian era storefronts. A variety of outstanding restaurants, wineries, and quality merchants can be found on the square and surrounding blocks. Residents and visitors enjoy shopping and entertainment in downtown and at the larger stores and outdoor malls around the city. Our award-winning Parks Department maintains the City’s more than 30 parks and 9 miles of hike and bike trails. The trails connect the downtown square to Lake Georgetown along the cool, clear waters of the San Gabriel River. Our newest park, the 525-acre Garey ranch, was donated to the city in 2004 by Jack and Cammy Garey. Upon completion, Garey Park will include a playground, splash pad, dog park, equestrian trails and arena, and the Garey House event space. The City’s prime location enables citizens and visitors to enjoy these amenities and the charm of a small community while being in close proximity to the Austin business and entertainment scene.
“Georgetown is the right place to be.
In 2003 the TASUS Corporation selected Georgetown, Texas as the new location for their business expansion and developed a plastic-injection-molding plant. TASUS is a Tier 1 and Tier 2 supplier of OEM parts to major automotive industries. Why Georgetown? A number of key factors converged to give Georgetown an advantage and provide TASUS with a high quality production team.
Like the home of their premier U.S. plant, Bloomington, Indiana, Georgetown is a college town with a close-knit community. The residents of Georgetown embody the hard-work ethic and family values that are among the cornerstones of the Japanese culture. Additionally, recent plastics plant closures in the Central Texas area meant that Georgetown had an available talent pool with the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities needed. TASUS representatives were further impressed with Georgetown’s City Officials and how seamless they made the business development process. Not only was Georgetown the right place at the right time, it was the hometown backbone they needed for a successful expansion in Texas.
TASUS Georgetown, Texas is the corporation’s largest North American facility located on 23 acres of land in an 112,000 square-foot facility. Originally slated to employ 100 employees, TASUS Georgetown now employs 180 local residents. The site location provides the flexibility to expand operations as their business continues to grow.”
– Walter Barkalow