One word represents the current state of Williamson County – Growth! Growth in business, in population, and in the services to take care of the people living and working in the county. Williamson County has been one of the fastest growing counties in the State of Texas for more than a decade! Located in the central part of Texas just north of the state capital, Williamson County is big – occupying a land area of 1,135 square miles. Its population growth ranks it fourth in the state and 14th in the country with more than 562,337 residents according to Texas Health and Human Services.
Experiencing robust growth over the past decade requires more from county government to assist its new and existing residents, and Williamson County is dedicated to meeting those needs. “Demand on county services is directly tied to population growth. As one of the fastest growing counties in Texas and the United States, it is vital that we adequately address the needs of our population through the services we provide,” stated County Judge Bill Gravell.
Large employers have transformed Williamson County over recent years into a dynamic, self-sustaining community with less dependency on Austin. Major retail and commercial developments began appearing from 1999 to present, including the Rivery in Georgetown, the Premium Outlet Mall, the IKEA-area retail development and the La Frontera mixed-use center in Round Rock, and the new Hutto Innovation Business Park. Health care and higher education have both become major factors in the growth of Williamson County as well.
Williamson County also continuously ranks as one of the healthiest places to live by the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Williamson County is ranked 2nd in Health Factors, which measure the rate of education, housing, crime, employment, unhealthy behaviors and exercise. These components are considered to be “changeable behaviors” and indicate the current and future health of a county. The county ranks 4th in Health Outcomes, which are based on length of life and the quality of daily physical and mental health.
Real estate is booming, retail business is rapidly building, and people are moving to Williamson County at a steady and fast pace! Whether it is for its available jobs, relatively affordable cost of living, its natural beauty and resources, mild climate, or its small-town community way of life, Williamson County is the best place to call home!
• Interstate 35
• U.S. Highway 183/183A Toll Road
• State Highway 130
• State Highway Loop 1
• Texas State Highway 45
• Easy access to Austin Bergstrom Intl. Airport
• Georgetown Municipal Airport
• Capital Metro MetroRail
• Southwestern University
• Austin Community College
• Texas State University RRC
• Temple College
• Texas State Technical College
• Texas A&M University Health Science Center
• East Williamson County Higher Education Center
• Seton Medical Center Williamson County
• St. David’s Georgetown Hospital
• St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center
• Baylor Scott & White Hospital
• Cedar Park Regional Medical Center
• St. David’s Emergency Center Leander
Sample Targeted Industries
• Information Technology and Computer Systems
• Advanced Manufacturing and Assembly
• Corporate Office and Support Services
• Healthcare and Biotechnology
Williamson County is Open for All Types of Business
When people think of business in Williamson County, Dell Inc. often comes to mind, or more recently, the construction of Apple’s second largest campus outside of Cupertino, California. Although Dell has been a leading driver in the development of the high tech sector in the county, a great number of business sectors grow and thrive in Williamson County. Business sectors including agricultural and agribusiness, manufacturing and assembly, construction, real estate, health care, government and education are all significant economic contributors to our robust economy. Williamson County is a member of the Austin MSA, one of the fastest growing areas in the country. The booming population trend paired with abundant available resources allows a range of business endeavors to flourish.