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Seven area chambers of commerce announce support for Williamson County roads and parks bond

Seven area chambers of commerce pledged support Oct. 22 for the proposed $447 million Williamson County roads and parks bond in front of the Williamson County Courthouse.

Army Futures Command wants problems for soldiers to be solved at Texas university campuses

A new $130 million combat development complex in at Texas A&M’s campus in Bryan will break ground Oct. 12

Red Poppy Festival raked in $2.56 million for Georgetown in 2019

Georgetown's annual Red Poppy Festival brought in $2.56 million in 2019, according to a study.

Texas shoppers to save millions during tax-free weekend, Aug. 9-11

Editor's note: This post has been updated to clarify the 8.25% sales tax charge refers to the state and local charges.

Georgetown to host thousands at statewide tennis tournament

The United States Tennis Association awarded Georgetown a three-year bid to host the Texas Slam, one of the largest junior tennis tournaments in the country, according to a July 26 news release.

Texas shoppers pay no sales tax on emergency preparedness supplies this weekend, April 27-29

As hurricane season approaches in Texas, state Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced a statewide sales tax holiday this weekend, April 27-29, on emergency preparedness supplies.

Williamson County department heads request 174 new positions for fiscal year 2019-20 budget

Heads of several Williamson County departments met with county commissioners April 17 to make their cases for budget requests ahead of the fiscal year 2019-20 budget season.

Austin metro has sixth-highest concentration of STEM jobs in U.S., report says

Sitting behind metros such as San Francisco, Seattle and San Jose, and ahead of Denver and Boston, the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area has the sixth-highest concentration of science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, jobs in the country, according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Report shows charitable giving increased in 2018 among Central Texas businesses

Nearly 75% of Central Texas businesses supported local nonprofits in 2018.

Development, growth, green energy issues top Georgetown City Council District 7 candidate forum topics

Georgetown City Council candidates for District 7 discussed term limits, the city’s green energy issues, growth and maintaining Georgetown’s charm during an April 8 candidate forum.

Williamson County Citizens Bond Committee holds first meeting over potential roads and parks bond

The Williamson County Citizens Bond Committee was presented with the current status of the county’s parks and roads plan during its first meeting March 21.

Georgetown's Airport Road expansion project completed ahead of schedule

The Airport Road widening project is completed about six months ahead of schedule.

California-based Chatsworth Products Inc. expands footprint into Round Rock with agreement for 40 jobs, $1.2M investment

A commitment of 40 full-time employees and a $1.2 million investment is coming to Round Rock with the approval of an economic incentive agreement between the city and Chatsworth Products Inc., based in Agoura Hills, Calif.

Heavy equipment, trucking centers bring new growth near Georgetown Municipal Airport

Two heavy equipment dealers and one trucking service company are separately planning to open sales and service centers near the Georgetown Municipal Airport in the city’s northwest corner.

Williamson County continues to grow with economic development partnership, official says

Since the Williamson County Economic Development Partnership formed about three years ago, the county has created thousands of jobs and brought in billions of invested dollars, said Ben White, president of the Williamson County Economic Development Partnership.

Round Rock-based Dell will become publicly traded after deal to purchase VMware stock

A Monday morning announcement from Round Rock-based Dell Technologies, Inc. said the company’s stock will once again be listed on the New York Stock Exchange after it purchases the stock of one of its subsidiaries.

Williamson County commissioners authorize use of eminent domain on 6 properties

Williamson County Commissioners Court voted unanimously Tuesday to authorize the use of eminent domain to acquire seven parcels of property needed to complete road work.

State launches Texas Bullion Depository; Leander facility preparing for construction

The nation’s first state-administered gold depository began operating out of Austin in June with plans to move to its permanent home in Leander in 2019.

CENSUS: Georgetown ranks as sixth fastest-growing U.S. city in 2016-17

Georgetown was the sixth fastest-growing city nationally in 2016-17, according to new U.S. Census population estimates released 11 p.m. Wednesday.

U.S. Census Bureau: City of Austin adds more than 12,500 residents in 2016-17

The city of Austin added 12,515 people last year, according to 2016-17 U.S. Census estimates released at 11 p.m. Wednesday, resulting in the 12th-largest overall population increase in the country. The number is the equivalent of 34 new residents every day.

Beyond Austin: Regional leaders discuss unique challenges faced by suburbs as area grows

At its monthly luncheon last week, the Real Estate Council of Austin hosted a panel discussion with four regional leaders centered around the area’s growth.

Lemonade Day on May 5 offers Austin kids opportunity to learn how to start a business

More than 1,100 Austin-area children have already signed up to participate in Lemonade Day on May 5, a free program aimed at teaching business skills, financial literacy and goal setting, said Morgan Briscoe, president of the West Austin Chamber of Commerce.