The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas
Conveniently located along Interstate 35 on the northern edge of the Austin Metro area, Georgetown is a beautiful city nestled between the clear waters of the North and South San Gabriel Rivers. Home to “The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas,” Georgetown offers an enviable quality of life with abundant employment, educational and leisure opportunities.
As the county seat of Williamson County, one of the fastest growing counties in the nation, Georgetown continues to experience tremendous growth in both residential and commercial sectors. Georgetown’s diverse and strong economy is fueled by one of the lowest tax rates in central Texas, an expanding transportation system and true partnerships with city government, the local Chamber of Commerce and Southwestern University. From 2004 to 2014 Georgetown has realized a 119% increase in the city’s assessed valuation and a 160% increase in sales tax collections. Some of the 6,000 businesses that call Georgetown home include TASUS Texas, AirBorn, Inc., Citigroup Data Center, Ringdale, Radiation Detection Company, Chatsworth, Manitex International, Radix BioSolutions, Molecular Templates and Maxgen Biotech, LLC. Additionally, projects currently under construction in Georgetown include two behavioral health hospitals, a second facility at the Texas Life-Sciences Collaboration Center and a seven-story Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center.
Residents and visitors enjoy shopping in the renowned town square and in larger stores and outdoor malls along Interstate 35. A “Main Street” designated city, Georgetown cherishes its revitalized Courthouse and surrounding Victorian era storefronts. Georgetown also offers a variety of cultural festivals and events, hike and bike trails along the San Gabriel River, beautiful parks, Lake Georgetown, challenging golf courses and the Inner Space Caverns. The City’s prime location enables its citizens to enjoy these amenities and the charm of a small community while being in close proximity to the Austin business and entertainment scene.
A Great Place To Live
Georgetown is a vibrant and active community for families, young professionals and college students, and is home to Sun City, Texas, a 5,300 acre first-class retirement community. Georgetown citizens enjoy an excellent quality of life that has been celebrated with a variety of regional and national awards and recognitions.
A Great Place To Conduct Business
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. City-owned Georgetown Utility Services delivers reliable, low-cost electric, water and wastewater to the business and residential communities. The outstanding cooperation 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.
“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