Snapshot of Williamson County

Williamson County, organized in 1848, is located in the central part of Texas, which is considered to be the top growth area in the state and one of the top growth areas in the country. Williamson County is big - occupying a land area of 1,135 square miles. Its population is growing with an estimated population of 477,219. 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 the 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 Dan A. Gattis.

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. 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. Health care and higher education have both become major factors in the growth of Williamson County as well. Two new colleges and two new hospitals have opened within the last five years.

Real estate is booming, retail business is rapidly building and people are moving to Williamson County for its available jobs, relatively affordable cost of living, its natural beauty and resources and its small-town community way of life.


• Interstate 35
• U.S. Highway 183/183A Toll Road
• State Highway 130
• State Highway Loop 1
• Texas State Highway 45
• Easy access to Bergstrom Intl. Airport
• Georgetown Municipal Airport
• Capital Metro MetroRail

Higher Education

• Southwestern University
• Austin Community College
• Texas State University RRC
• Texas A&M University Health Science Center
• East Williamson County Higher Education Center
• National American University


• Seton Medical Center Williamson County
• St. David's Georgetown Hospital
• St. David's Round Rock Medical Center
• Scott & White Hospital
• Cedar Park Regional Medical Center

Sample Targeted Industries

• Computers and High Tech
• Manufacturing and Assembly
• Real Estate and Development
• Construction
• Oil and Drilling
• Medical and healthcare

Williamson County is Open for All Types of Business

When people think of business in Williamson County, Dell Inc. often comes to mind. 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.