Austin

austin-skyline-with-lake-small-bsAustin hosts a highly educated, bilingual, multi-tiered workforce and a passion for success. Our population offers skill sets that ranges from high-end technology design, development and marketing to back-office operations that help customers with everything from banking services to video game advice.

For a lot of companies, Texas is a business-friendly destination. There’s no personal state income tax and wages are competitive. In Austin you’ll find a thriving business base that includes enterprises in technology, digital media, clean energy and life sciences, advanced manufacturing and data centers. It’s a dynamic business ecosystem that has provided consistent growth for some of the world’s most successful companies, including Dell, Whole Foods, Freescale, Facebook, Ebay/PayPal, GM, Samsung, and more.

~Austin Chamber of Commerce

Round Rock

round-rock-bs_01“Round Rock, Texas, with a population of around 100,000, is located 15 miles north of Austin in the Central Texas hill country. Round Rock is the 31st largest City in Texas, according to the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau data.

Major employers include Dell, TECO-Westinghouse, Dresser and Hospira. Its combined property tax and utility rates are among the lowest in the region. It has an award-winning park system, school district and is the one of the safest cities with a population of at least 100,000 population in the United States. Round Rock is the one of the fastest growing cities in the nation, and one of the best-managed cities in Texas.”

~City of Round Rock

Cedar Park

cedarparktowncenter-fromcedarparktex.com2__02“Texas has no personal or corporate income tax and the City of Cedar Park adds to that beneficial business climate by offering potential tax abatements, reduction of fees, infrastructure extensions, and loans or grants. In addition, a number of financial incentives are available for business that join or expand in our community. These are based on capital investment, job creation, and sales tax generation, as well as how a particular business may enhance other prospects for the area.

The City’s Economic Development Corporation works with the community and businesses to offer additional incentives as well. Add to that the city’s sound fiscal leadership, which has helped steer the city’s successful growth and it is clear that Cedar Park is a highly attractive region for business development and relocation.”

~City of Cedar Park

Pflugerville

Pflugerville-City-Hall-Sign_02“We offer the right location, plenty of available land, a pro-business administration and a well-run municipal government. Our long-range water supply is the envy of surrounding communities. And our population is just the right size, offering highly desirable demographic rankings, including both an educated workforce and affluent consumers who want to work, live and shop close to home.”

~Pflugerville Community Development Corporation

 

Georgetown

georgetown-courthouse-from-georgetown-texas.org_01Located at the northern edge of the Austin Metro area in the heart of one of North America’s fastest-growing technology centers, Georgetown continues to grow and prosper.  Recently, the city was named the 7th fastest growing city in the U.S. (based on percentage).  Businesses in Georgetown enjoy:

– a well-educated, highly motivated, and highly skilled workforce
– good cooperation between business and government
– a diverse and vibrant business community
– outstanding local and regional education centers
– an extensive utility infrastructure and a favorable tax structure.

~Georgetown Chamber of Commerce

Leander

leander-from-christinadoesitall.com_02Being a great place to live also means being a great place to work. A thriving economy helps the tax base (so there’s more money for city improvements) and helps a city attract and retain talent. The economy in Leander is led by the Religious Organizations industry, which accounts for 0.9% of the jobs in the area. Other top employment sectors include Offices of Physicians , Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors, and Child Day Care Services. There are 35,966 business establishments in Leander with fewer than 10 employees, which is a good indicator of the entrepreneurship in the community. Another 11,142 business have between 10 and 50 employees, 1,860 have between 50 and 250, and 282 businesses have more than 250 employees.

~livability.com

Liberty Hill

liberty-hill-high-school-from-dell.com_01Liberty Hill is on State Highway 29 in the Hill Country fifteen miles west of Georgetown and thirty-three miles northwest of Austin in Williamson County. It lies between the north and south forks of the San Gabriel River.

– The unemployment rate in Liberty Hill, TX, is 4.10%
– Job growth of 2.82%
– Future job growth over t next ten years is predicted to be 41.50%
– Sales tax rate is 6.50%
– The income per capita is $20,759, (adults & children)
– The median household income is $62,898.
~www.bestplaces.net

Lago Vista / North Lake Travis / Jonestown

lago-vista-from-uprealtygroup_01The Lago Vista and Jonestown area is a beautiful lakeside community set on the North Shore of Lake Travis  located 30 miles northwest  of  Austin,  Texas.  As part of the spectacular  Texas Hill Country,  our 8300+ residents  enjoy  an abundance of scenery, wildlife, lake living and a relaxing environment. In addition to our highly desired location and variety of businesses, the Lago Vista/Jonestown area also boasts highly acclaimed schools, a property owners association with several lakeside parks for Lago Vista residents, challenging golf courses, wineries, performing arts, marinas, easy access to the Hill Country and more. We are also connected to the Cap Metro Metrorail system for easy and hassle-free conncetion to downtown Austin.

~Lago Vista & Jonestown – Area Chamber of Commerce, Conventions & Visitors Bureau

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Business Landscape - Austin & Surrounding Cities
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Austin hosts a highly educated, bilingual, multi-tiered workforce and a passion for success. Our population offers skill sets that ranges from high-end technology design, development and marketing to back-office operations that help customers with everything from banking services to video game advice. For a lot of companies, Texas is a business-friendly destination. There's no personal state income tax and wages are competitive. In Austin you'll find a thriving business base that includes enterprises in technology, digital media, clean energy and life sciences, advanced manufacturing and data centers. It's a dynamic business ecosystem that has provided consistent growth for some of the world's most successful companies, including Dell, Whole Foods, Freescale, Facebook, Ebay/PayPal, GM, Samsung, and more.
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