The next Breakfast Bites meeting on May 30 will feature Emily Koller, on the topic of New Ways of Connecting with Old Buildings. The informal meeting opens at 8 a.m. in the Friends Room at the Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St. The talk will start at 8:30 a.m.
The City of Georgetown’s Main Street Program has been designated as an accredited Main Street America program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its coordinating program partners announce the list of accredited Main Street America programs
Downtown retail and development will be the focus of the next Breakfast Bites Wednesday, June 14. The quarterly event is sponsored by the Georgetown Economic Development Department and features current downtown topics and trends. Jason Claunch, principal and CEO of Catalyst, will present on the retail merchandising strategy for downtown.
The Georgetown Workforce Development Alliance, which includes the City of Georgetown, Georgetown Chamber of Commerce, and Georgetown Independent School District, was awarded the Texas Economic Development Council’s 2017 Workforce Excellence Award for population 40,001 to 100,000 today. The alliance is a collaborative community effort to align quality education with workforce
Changes to the Unified Development Code that were approved by City Council on February 28, 2017, will take effect on April 1, 2017. After numerous public meetings over the past year, Council approved several amendments to the code. Most of these changes were based on previous updates to the City’s Comprehensive (2030) Plan
Holt Cat, a Caterpillar equipment and engine sales, rental, parts and service dealer, will build a regional Caterpillar facility at 2101 Airport Road near the intersection of Lakeway Drive and I-35. The business is expected to create 129 new jobs and a net benefit to the City of more than
The City of Georgetown Planning Department will be hosting office visiting hours for anybody interested in learning more about the amendments, running through specific development examples, and addressing any questions you may have. Dedicated office hours will be held Wednesday, January 4 from 4 to 6 p.m. To sign up for
The sale of a 154-megawatt photovoltaic solar project to NRG Energy last week moves the City of Georgetown electric utility a step closer to a 100 percent renewable energy supply. The PV solar electricity plant near Fort Stockton will supply energy to Georgetown through a 25-year purchased-power agreement that starts
What’s Next in Downtown? is the topic for the next Breakfast Bites quarterly meeting on November 16. Breakfast Bites is a quarterly business development event sponsored by the Georgetown Main Street Program. The November 16 event features Michaela Dollar and Andreina Davila-Quintero, two City of Georgetown employees, who will talk
After a year in business, Georgetown’s first brewery can’t keep up with demand and is set for a major expansion. Rentsch Brewery at 2500 NE Inner Loop is planning to triple its building footprint and increase production by ten-fold. In addition, the craft brewery plans to add an outdoor beer