Listing of articles from ‘Economic Development’


Census: Georgetown is Second-Fastest Growing City in U.S.

May 22nd, 2015 by Keith Hutchinson

Georgetown is the second-fastest growing city in the U.S., according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Wednesday. For cities of 50,000 residents or greater, Georgetown had the second-highest rate of population growth in the country. The Census estimates that Georgetown grew from 54,934 to 59,102 in the period from July 1, 2013 […]

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Georgetown Utility to Be Powered by Solar and Wind Energy by 2017

March 18th, 2015 by Keith Hutchinson

A 150-megawatt solar power agreement recently finalized, in addition to a 144 megawatt wind power agreement in 2014, will make the City of Georgetown one of the largest municipally-owned utilities in the U.S. to supply its customers with 100 percent solar and wind energy*. The long-term agreements also allow Georgetown to provide competitive electric rates […]

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Sheraton Hotel at Rivery Breaks Ground Feb. 19

February 18th, 2015 by Keith Hutchinson

Construction kicks off Thursday for a 224-room Sheraton hotel and conference center in Georgetown. Novak Brothers and Hines host a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Starwood-operated hotel at 2 p.m. on February 19. The event is at Rivery Boulevard and Wolf Ranch Parkway at the Summit at the Rivery Park development. Starwood Hotels and Resorts […]

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Breakfast Bites on Feb. 11: Show Me the Money

January 27th, 2015 by Keith Hutchinson

The Breakfast Bites panel on February 11 will discuss crowd-funding strategies for small businesses. Breakfast Bites is a quarterly business development event by the Georgetown Main Street Program. The February 11 panel will include three professionals, each with a unique perspective on crowd-funding for small businesses. Mark Thomas, economic development director for the City of […]

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TLCC Federal Grant to Attract Foreign Companies

October 20th, 2014 by Keith Hutchinson

The Texas Life-sciences Collaboration Center recently announced a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce to assist in the recruitment of foreign companies to Georgetown. The $300,000 grant from the Economic Development Administration, a bureau within the U.S. Department of Commerce, will assist TLCC in recruitment of companies from South Korea. The grant will support […]

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Business Outreach Effort Teams City and Chamber

October 10th, 2014 by Keith Hutchinson

Georgetown’s economy is growing with new residential and commercial developments, increasing population, and new businesses. Another factor in Georgetown’s growth that may be less visible, but no less important, is the success of existing businesses. The growth of existing businesses boosts the local economy as they hire more employees, add locations, or invest in facilities. […]

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Inner Visions Corporate Center Breaks Ground

August 27th, 2014 by Keith Hutchinson

It was a groundbreaking that reached for higher ground in Georgetown yesterday as officials and project partners shoveled earth to start the Inner Visions Corporate Center. The 60,500 square foot office complex will provide flex office space for biotech companies and other firms. Construction on the complex was to begin today according to Ken Horak, the […]

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Jet Supplier Sees High-Flying Handiwork

August 20th, 2014 by Keith Hutchinson

Employees of a Georgetown aerospace parts manufacturer got a rare tour of a luxury corporate jet on Monday where they saw the components they make installed inside a $65 million aircraft. Employees with Gulfstream flew a G650 business jet from the Gulfstream manufacturing facility in Savannah, Georgia to the Georgetown Municipal Airport. On a taxiway […]

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Georgetown Behavioral Health Institute Opens

August 11th, 2014 by Keith Hutchinson

Georgetown Behavioral Health Institute officially opened their doors on Thursday with a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by tours of the new facility. The 118-bed behavioral health hospital at 3101 S. Austin Avenue offers outpatient and inpatient services to provide care to people with a range of mental health conditions. They are currently serving adults, but […]

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Georgetown Ranks Seventh on Fastest-Growing City List

May 23rd, 2014 by Keith Hutchinson

The Census reported this week that Georgetown is among the fastest-growing cities in the country. According to a news release from the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday, Georgetown ranks number seven on a list of the fastest-growing medium-sized cities in the U.S. “San Marcos, Cedar Park and Georgetown—each near Austin—ranked among the 10 fastest-growing cities […]

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