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Business Retention and Expansion Program

With phenomenal growth in recent years ranking Georgetown among the top fastest growing cities with a population over 50,000 (according to the U.S. Census Bureau), we work together with purpose and intention to be a caring community, honoring our past and innovating for the future.

While new residential and commercial developments, increasing population and new businesses contribute to this recent growth, it is the success of existing businesses that boosts the local economy as they hire more employees, add locations, invest in facilities, and support the community.  The City of Georgetown Economic Development Department celebrates both and purposefully supports a business friendly environment where companies can and want to grow.

Our Business Retention and Expansion (BR&E) Program is a community-based program used to open lines of communication and build relationships with the local business community. Understanding the opportunities, issues, and concerns of these businesses is the focus of the Economic Development Department in partnership with the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce.  Your BR&E team may serve as a point of contact for assistance with workforce training and hiring, permitting for expansions, business issues, and general information about city policies and processes impacting your business.

Thinking of expanding your business?  Need more space?

You are not alone in this emerging trend in Georgetown.  Let us help you explore the options, resources, and gain insight to planning and permitting.

Considering Georgetown as a new location for your business?

Want to learn about experiences of other business owners who’ve made the move?  Let us introduce you to business and community leaders who are happy to share their experience and welcome you to Georgetown.  Click here to see some of their success stories.

Need ready access to workforce?  Interested in upskilling your employees?

Georgetown’s labor shed encompasses more than 700,000 workers from Austin to Temple.  Click here to learn about community resources available to your business.


If you are a current business owner in Georgetown, we want to thank you for choosing to grow here.  Join us for business appreciation and industry cluster events throughout the year and come enjoy hometown appreciation.

If you would like to provide your feedback, but do not have availability for a visit, please click here and take a moment to complete the abbreviated business feedback survey.

If you would like to schedule a BR&E visit, please contact:

Conchita Gusman
Business Retention and Expansion Program Manager


Kim McAuliffe
Downtown Development Manager




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