Wolf Ranch Hillwood Project Breaks Ground

The 755-acre Wolf Ranch master-planned residential project was officially launched last Thursday in Georgetown. Hillwood Communities, the Dallas-based residential developer building the project, hosted a groundbreaking at a site on Wolf Ranch Parkway that will be the community center and swimming pool for the new development. Wolf Ranch will include 1,600 single-family homes, 900 multifamily … Continue reading “Wolf Ranch Hillwood Project Breaks Ground”

Breakfast Bites on Sheraton Georgetown Dec. 9

The next quarterly Breakfast Bites panel on December 9 will focus on the Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel and Conference Center, which is set to open next summer. Panelists will provide insights into the ways that the new 225-room four-star hotel and 30,000 square foot conference center will be a game changer for Georgetown tourism. Breakfast … Continue reading “Breakfast Bites on Sheraton Georgetown Dec. 9”

Georgetown Re-certified a Scenic City

For the second time in five years, Georgetown was recently certified as a gold-level Scenic City by Scenic Texas. Georgetown was initially certified as a gold-level Scenic City in 2010 and was one of 20 cities to be certified or re-certified this summer. Georgetown is one of 58 cities in Texas to be certified as … Continue reading “Georgetown Re-certified a Scenic City”

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

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 … Continue reading “Census: Georgetown is Second-Fastest Growing City in U.S.”

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

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 … Continue reading “Georgetown Utility to Be Powered by Solar and Wind Energy by 2017”

Sheraton Hotel at Rivery Breaks Ground Feb. 19

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 … Continue reading “Sheraton Hotel at Rivery Breaks Ground Feb. 19”

Breakfast Bites on Feb. 11: Show Me the Money

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 … Continue reading “Breakfast Bites on Feb. 11: Show Me the Money”

TLCC Federal Grant to Attract Foreign Companies

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 … Continue reading “TLCC Federal Grant to Attract Foreign Companies”

Business Outreach Effort Teams City and Chamber

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. … Continue reading “Business Outreach Effort Teams City and Chamber”

Inner Visions Corporate Center Breaks Ground

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 … Continue reading “Inner Visions Corporate Center Breaks Ground”

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