Williamson County is Where Opportunity is Born in Central Texas

About Wilco EDP

Creating Shared Prosperity

The Williamson County Economic Development Partnership (WilCo EDP) is a collaborative initiative between Williamson County and its encompassing communities, with the goal of speaking as a cohesive entity to attract new business development opportunities throughout our county. Central to this partnership is the belief that when one community sees success, everyone benefits. With that in mind, WilCo EDP encourages any business seeking to establish, relocate, or expand to Central Texas to consider one of the many distinct markets of Williamson County.

Total Population (2022)


10.2% (2020 to 2022)

Bachelor's Degree + (2017-2021)


Total Retail Sales (2017)


Mean Commute (Minutes, 2017-2021)


Median Household Income (2017-2021)


Poverty Rate


About Williamson County

Williamson County has emerged as a highly sought-after relocation destination over the last decade, both regionally and nationally. As per the latest estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau, the Williamson County population has surged to 671,418 in 2022—the fourth fastest growing county in Texas and the 14th across the nation. The county encompasses a range of distinctive communities, each with its unique character and attractions.

What has made Williamson County so attractive?

Quality of Life: Williamson County residents enjoy a relatively low cost of living, mild climate, strong education system, robust retail industry, numerous green spaces, and countless opportunities to get out and enjoy their communities. Whether you’re going shopping in historic downtown Georgetown, enjoying the nightlife in Round Rock, relaxing at a local tavern in Liberty Hill, enjoying family time with Hutto’s Hippo Nation, or enjoying Cedar Park’s extensive collection of trails and parks, there’s always something to do somewhere in Williamson County.

Strong Economy: Our economy has steadily expanded with the surge of new population growth, and with companies such as Samsung, Apple Inc., and Dell finding their newest homes within the boundaries of Williamson County, there is no shortage of available jobs to support the growing workforce.

Business Friendly: We welcome businesses from a wide range of industries, from agribusiness, to information technology, to defense, to manufacturing, and beyond. Regardless of the business, we want to make it as easy as possible to relocate here. This includes help with local, county, state and national incentives that may comprise of waiving fees, job training, fast-tracking of permits, tax rebates, direct incentives and more.

Workforce: Williamson County earned 6th place for the best workforce among large counties nationwide in Lightcast’s “Talent Attraction Scorecard” for 2023. Learn more here.


  • Interstate 35
  • U.S. Highway 183/183A Toll Road
  • State Highway 130
  • State Highway Loop 1
  • Texas State Highway 45
  • Austin Bergstrom Intl. Airport
  • Georgetown Municipal Airport
  • Capital Metro MetroRail
Higher Education
  • 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
  • St. David’s Georgetown Hospital
  • St. David’s Round Rock
  • Baylor Scott & White Hospital
  • Cedar Park Regional Medical Center
  • St. David’s Emergency Center Leander
  • East Williamson County Higher Education Center
Quality of Life

A Great Place to Grow

Williamson County is known for its high quality of life. The perfect blend of natural beauty, small-town charm, dedication to investing in public spaces, and an abundance of available services to support our residents have made it an incredibly desirable location for employers and employees alike.

Like the Williamson County Population, Our Quality of Life is Going Up

When it comes to what makes Williamson County an excellent place to call home, there’s no single factor that stands out. Rather, it’s a combination of characteristics that make our cities and communities highly desirable. From the exceptional health and wellness of our residents to an abundance of recreational amenities and opportunities, Williamson County has much to offer. To help foster community, the county’s diverse calendar of annual events and traditions offers something for everyone, too. With so much to offer, it’s no wonder that Williamson County is one of the fastest growing counties in Texas and the nation.

Health and Wellness

Williamson County has consistently ranked at or near the top of Texas’ healthiest counties by the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In the two categories in which our county performs well, health outcomes and health factors, the Williamson County population is assessed not only on current healthiness and life expectancy, but also on how healthy our population can be. The rankings take into account various key factors that impact health, including smoking, obesity, binge drinking, access to primary care providers, high school graduation rates, violent crime rates, air pollution levels, access to healthy foods, unemployment rates, and the number of children living in poverty.

Green Spaces

Williamson County offers a variety of recreational opportunities for its residents. Fishing, camping, water sports, and wading are popular activities on Lake Georgetown and Lake Granger, as well as along numerous creeks and rivers. The county also boasts five parks—along with countless city parks—that feature over 15 miles of hiking, biking, and running trails, sports fields, a disc golf course, playgrounds, and a splash park. Hunting is also permitted in lands close to Lake Granger, and the region is dotted with landmarks and historical sites. Additionally, there are nearly 1,400 acres of county park and preserve properties in varying stages of development, offering more natural experiences for residents to enjoy.


Sports enthusiasts have plenty to cheer for in Williamson County, with several professional and community athletic options available. The Round Rock Express, the AAA Minor League baseball affiliate of the Texas Rangers, play at the Dell Diamond, while the HEB Center at Cedar Park hosts the Texas Stars (AHL Hockey affiliate of the Dallas Stars) and Austin Spurs (NBA Development League affiliate for the San Antonio Spurs). The county also boasts an array of community athletic leagues for sports such as softball, tennis, kickball, baseball, basketball, and aquatics. For our Golf aficionados, we even have several challenging courses spread throughout the county that accentuate the natural beauty of the region.

Family and Education

Williamson County offers a variety of family-friendly attractions and educational opportunities. Ride the Hill Country Flyer steam train in Cedar Park or hop aboard the Cedar Rock Railroad miniature train in the Southwest Regional Park for a memorable experience. Inner Space Caverns in Georgetown is also a popular destination for visitors. History buffs can explore several museums, including the Dan Moody Museum in Taylor, the Palm House Museum in Round Rock, the Williamson Museum in Georgetown, and the Williamson Museum on the Chisholm Trail in Round Rock. In Georgetown, the Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas is also home to the Williamson County Historic Courthouse.

Community Events

Williamson County and its encompassing communities boast a diverse calendar of annual events and traditions that offer something for everyone. The Williamson County Sheriff Posse Rodeo, Chisholm Trail Days, Georgetown Poppy Festival, Round Rock Daffodil Days, Cedar Park’s 4th of July Celebration at Milburn Park, Hutto Old Tyme Days, Taylor International Barbecue Cook-off, Round Rock’s Old Settler’s Park July 4th Celebration, and Leander’s Liberty Fest are just a few of the many exciting options available every year. The newly completed Williamson County Expo Center in Taylor also plays host to a wide range of community events, including rodeos, dog shows, and more.



Discover more about the markets in Williamson County


A Great Place to Build

When you decide to launch your business in Williamson County, you'll discover a plethora of resources, mentors, and partners at your fingertips. With access to markets, talent, and capital, risk-takers and dreamers alike will find the support they need to succeed. WilCo EDP's economic development allies and industry partners have placed a strong emphasis on promoting entrepreneurship and innovation throughout the county. Whether you're starting a business from scratch or looking to take your existing one to new heights, Williamson County presents a land of opportunity. Read more about Williamson County's target industries to see where you fit into our diverse economy.

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Advanced Manufacturing

Whether you manufacture electronics, aerospace components, or other specialized products, your business will find a home in Williamson County

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Data Centers

The stability and security of your data center are paramount, and Williamson County's infrastructure excels in both aspects.

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Find your new home in Williamson County, and join the ranks of those daring to defy convention in the defense industry.

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Destination Retail

As one of the fastest-growing regions in the country, Williamson County has become a hotspot for retail.

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Fueled by a population that has surged a staggering 50% within the last decade, the entertainment and hospitality industry in Williamson County is thriving.

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Life Sciences & Healthcare

As a thriving life sciences hub, WilCo offers an environment where science, healthcare, and biotech companies in Texas find fertile ground to innovate and explore breakthrough solutions. 

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Professional Services

Whether your business offers legal services, marketing strategies, accounting expertise, IT solutions, or business consulting, you will find a wealth of opportunities in Williamson County.

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From cutting-edge office spaces to versatile industrial facilities and bustling retail spots, there's a spot for every tech company in WilCo.

Top Employers

Attracting the Best

Williamson County boasts a diverse range of top employers, spanning industries such as healthcare, high tech, education, utilities, agriculture, and manufacturing, among others. The county's ample real estate caters to large facility requirements, while our highly educated workforce is equipped to meet the demands of highly technical jobs. Among the county's top non-governmental representative employers are:

Company Description Location Employee Count
Dell, Inc
Computer Manufacturing Round Rock, TX 13,000
Apple, Inc.
Technology Unincorporated Williamson County 7,000
Sears Teleserv
Telecommunications Round Rock, TX 1,500
Emerson Process Management
Manufacturing Round Rock, TX 875
Round Rock Premium Outlets
Retail Round Rock, TX 800
Scott & White Healthcare
Healthcare Multiple Locations 750
Texas Guaranteed Student Loans
Education Assistance Round Rock, TX 700
St. David's Round Rock Medical Center
Healthcare Round Rock, TX 689
Southwestern University
Higher Education Georgetown, TX 514
Shop LC
Retail Telecommunications Round Rock, TX 500
Airborn, Inc.
Defense Manufacturing Georgetown, TX 462

Let’s build a better community, together

You can reach us anytime via info@wilcotxedp.com
11900 W Parmer Lane, Suite 110
Cedar Park, TX 78613