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Strategic Plan

During the 2017-2018 fiscal year, the City of Georgetown Economic Development Department engaged with Georgetown citizens, organizations and other City departments to gather input and insights for the development of a strategic plan. This plan lays out the goals and objectives for the Economic Development Department for the next three to five years. To learn more about our ongoing efforts to foster a business friendly environment, click the link below to view our strategic plan.

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Community Profile

Within the Community Profile, find all of the most current information regarding the City of Georgetown, including demographic, geographic, labor shed and economic data. Discover the building blocks that make Georgetown a premium destination for living and working.

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Small Business Guide

Wanting to start a business in Georgetown? Find resources you’ll need to get started such as available properties, permitting information and other helpful guides for new business owners.

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Workforce Analysis

The City of Georgetown Workforce Analysis was conducted by Avalanche consulting in the summer of 2016. This analysis determines the supply, demand and gap of workers and skill sets of the more than 700,000 workers that make up our northern and southern labor sheds.

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Target Industry Analysis

The Target Industry Analysis evaluates Georgetown’s existing target industries, assessing recent job creation trends, changes in the overall industry and new assets available to support local growth. The analysis also includes target cluster profiles. Each provides information and marketing content to support business expansion, startup and recruitment activities.

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Below, you can find fliers for each target industry and other strategic development information.

Advanced Manufacturing

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Life Sciences

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Professional Services

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Downtown Infographic

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Retail Assessment

This five-part retail study, conducted by Catalyst Commercial in partnership with the City of Georgetown and the Georgetown Economic Development Corporation (GEDCO), delivers a customized, comprehensive retail merchandising strategy for our city. This report contains a Market Assessment, Primary and Secondary Retail Trade Areas, Market Analysis, Competitive Assessment, Property Analysis and Tenant Analysis.

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Downtown

Downtown Assessment

An important component of the Retail Merchandising Plan, the Downtown Assessment contains a full analysis of this unique retail environment including business operations, business organization and a merchandising strategy.

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Master Plan

The Downtown Master Plan serves to provide a framework for the citizens of Georgetown to use in planning for the future and encourage investment in the Downtown District.

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Maps

Aerial PDF

This map displays land allotment within the city limits between residential, commercial, retail and community use.

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Development Pipeline Map

This map lays out future development within the Georgetown city limits.

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Past Symposium Presentations

At the end of each year, the Economic Development Department hosts an Economic Development Symposium. We invite a nationally recognized speaker to present on a timely and economic development-related topic. Additionally, city staff present on milestones, major projects and other information.

2019: Georgetown, Texas: State of the CRE Market

Hear from Ms. Revathi Greenwood, Americas Head of Research for Cushman and Wakefield. Ms. Greenwood presented a vision for Commercial Real Estate in 2020.

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2018: Workforce Trends

Keynote speaker, Dan Schawbel, partner and research director at Future Workplace, discusses emerging workforce trends and economic changes you can expect to see in the near future.

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2017: Retail Ripple

Keynote speaker, Tom McGee, President and CEO of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), shares his insights about the state of the retail industry and its ripple effect on the economy.

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2016: Election Economy

Keynote speaker, Dr. Christine Chmura, explains how political elections play a role in the economy, even down to the local level.

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