Hard Work By Regional Partners Helps Spur Central Texas Growth
1 Oct 2021
I recently had the pleasure of speaking on a panel at one of our Regional Business Summits in Round Rock, Texas. After the event, I could not help but feel energized and excited about all the positive things happening in Round Rock, the Central Texas region and across Texas.
As I wrote in a previous blog post: Texas’ economic development organizations (EDOs) are key players in Texas’s economic development success, and the Round Rock Chamber is no exception.
In 2020 alone, Round Rock created 1,115 new direct jobs and $46 million in capital investment, including the opening of a Kalahari resort, which boasts America’s largest indoor waterpark. But it is so much more than a big swimming pool. According to Momentum, a 5-year, public-private partnership between the Round Rock Chamber, City of Round Rock and private-sector investors from the Austin-Round Rock metropolitan area has over the past 10 years, seen 75 total project wins, 6,644 new direct jobs, 10,371 new direct and indirect jobs, $1.8 billion direct capital investment and $2.6 billion total investment in Round Rock. Numbers like that don’t happen overnight; they are the result of years of hard work, good planning, even better execution and a vision for your community’s future.