An economic development professional from Round Rock will lead business recruitment and retention efforts as the economic development director for the City of Georgetown. Michaela Dollar starts in the position on August 8.
Dollar has eleven years of experience working for economic development organizations in Texas and Florida. Her role in business recruitment, retention, and marketing in those cities helped in the creation of more than 2,730 jobs and $659.7 million in capital investment.
Dollar leads business recruitment efforts for the Round Rock Chamber and Economic Development Partnership where she has been since 2013. In addition to developing incentive packages, reports, and marketing materials, Dollar played a key role in the formation of the Williamson County Economic Development Partnership, a regional economic development collaboration.
“Michaela brings over a decade of experience in economic development with strong skills in business attraction, retention, and marketing,” says David Morgan, city manager for the City of Georgetown. “With the knowledge of the Central Texas region, Michaela will be able to hit the ground running with a level of sophistication to take advantage of the economic opportunities for Georgetown today and in the future.”
Dollar previously worked for economic development organizations in Dallas, Cedar Hill, and Panama City, Florida where she focused on business recruitment, retention, marketing, and incentive negotiations.
Her marketing and program work for the Round Rock Chamber and Economic Development Partnership garnered awards from the International Economic Development Council in 2015 as well as a community economic development award from the Texas Economic Development Council in 2014. Dollar also serves on the board of directors for the Foreign Trade Zone of Central Texas and the Round Rock Area Arts Council.
“I am excited to join the City of Georgetown during this new wave of economic growth. I can tell that city leadership has developed a dynamic team, and I very much look forward to being part of it,” says Dollar.
Dollar has a master’s degree in communication from the University of Texas at Arlington and a bachelor’s degree in business communication from Florida State University.