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 and hedge against price volatility for energy produced by fossil-fuels.... Read more


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 will operate the Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel and Conference Center that is expected to open in the summer of 2016.... Read more


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 Georgetown, will serve as moderator. Panelists include these business professionals:

Hall Martin is the founder and CEO of Texas Entrepreneur Networks, the largest crowd-funding portal in Texas.... Read more


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 a center within the Texas Life-sciences Collaboration Center to facilitate relocation of foreign life science manufacturing companies seeking to expand to Texas, with particular focus on Korean companies.... Read more


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.

Understanding the opportunities, issues, and concerns of these businesses is the focus of the City of Georgetown and the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce as they partner to reach out to local businesses.... Read more


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 architect and one of three partners on the project.... Read more


Jet Supplier Sees High-Flying Handiwork

Employees of a Georgetown aerospace parts manufacturer got a rare tour of a luxury corporate jet on Monday where they saw the components they make installed inside a $65 million aircraft.

Employees with Gulfstream flew a G650 business jet from the Gulfstream manufacturing facility in Savannah, Georgia to the Georgetown Municipal Airport. On a taxiway at the Airport, several employees with Enflite in Georgetown got a brief tour inside the jet.... Read more


Georgetown Behavioral Health Institute Opens

Georgetown Behavioral Health Institute officially opened their doors on Thursday with a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by tours of the new facility. The 118-bed behavioral health hospital at 3101 S. Austin Avenue offers outpatient and inpatient services to provide care to people with a range of mental health conditions. They are currently serving adults, but have plans to expand services in the coming year.... Read more


Georgetown Ranks Seventh on Fastest-Growing City List

The Census reported this week that Georgetown is among the fastest-growing cities in the country. According to a news release from the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday, Georgetown ranks number seven on a list of the fastest-growing medium-sized cities in the U.S.

“San Marcos, Cedar Park and Georgetown—each near Austin—ranked among the 10 fastest-growing cities with populations of 50,000 or more during the year ending July 1, 2013,” according to the Census news release.... Read more


Texas State MBAs Assist City on Projects

Four teams of students in the Master of Business Administration program at Texas State University put their business analysis skills to work this spring in Georgetown. The teams worked on four projects for the City of Georgetown as part of the capstone course for their MBA degrees.

Rather than a typical business school scenario that may involve a large corporation in another city, these projects were focused on involvement in the local community says Matt Painter, MBA program director for the McCoy College of Business Administration at Texas State.... Read more