Reports & Information
The City of Georgetown Economic Development Department is in the process of developing a strategic plan. During the 2017/2018 fiscal year, we will meet with Georgetown citizens, organizations, and other City departments to gather input for this process.
Misc. Statistical Information
Want to know number of street lights in Georgetown? How many acres of parks in the city? Low or High average temperature? This and more Statistical Information is provided by the City’s finance department at https://finance.georgetown.org.
Existing businesses in Georgetown and the Austin Metro area continue to grow and new businesses are relocating or starting. This is shown in the increase of jobs, capital investment, and other economic indicators recorded over the last decade and illustrated in our Georgetown Then and Now brochure. Georgetown’s economy is also reflected in the high ranking on a multitude of “Best of” lists, such as, Best Cities to relocate to in America (#5), Most Energetic Cities (#2), Cities on the Edge of Greatness (#5), and Healthiest Cities (#10).
Each year the City prepares a Ratings Agency presentation prior to its annual debt issue. This presentation includes an overview of the current City’s financial and economic development activity, as well as, other community information.
The City’s bond rating is an indication of its financial stability and creditworthiness. Georgetown’s ratings are considered excellent and continue to upgrade. These ratings help determine the interest costs paid by the City when it issues debt. The recent utility bond upgrade, as well as the affirmation of the City’s General Obligation debt rating, will result in lower annual debt service payments thus benefiting the City’s tax payers and customer base.
The City of Georgetown Transportation Department builds and maintains city streets and rights-of-way while planning for future growth. The Department strives to partner with the State, County, adjoining municipalities, other departments and the public to develop and maintain a comprehensive Transportation Plan.
The Texas Highway Department regularly surveys traffic and provides traffic counts at various locations. Georgetown is within the Austin District.
The Georgetown area workforce is well educated and highly motivated. With more than 13 colleges and university in commuting distance and Georgetown’s own Southwestern University providing outstanding education opportunities, area businesses can expect this workforce trend to continue. In addition, the Texas Workforce Commission and the Rural Capital Area Workforce Commission provide wage information and assist with employee recruitment and training.
Economic Development Events
The Economic Development Department holds events to celebrate ground breaking and grand openings, provide information on area development, and to highlight Georgetown businesses and industry.