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Reminder: Governor Perry Coming to Round Rock Today

Governor Perry is coming to Round Rock for a free grassroots event this afternoon (October 14th) at Juniors Icehouse.

Come learn how you can help keep Texas Open for Business!

Grassroots Event with Governor Rick Perry

Date: Thursday, October 14th
Time: 2:45 p.m.
Location: Juniors Icehouse 119 East Main Street, Round Rock, TX, 78664
Free parking located at the City Hall Parking Garage on the corner of Lampasas St. and Bagdad Ave.

Please contact the Central Texas Field Director to RSVP! Jon McClellan -Central Texas Field Director 512-478-3276 JonMcClellan at RickPerry dot org.

Williamson County Employment Grows By 58.9 %

The Round Rock Chamber of Commerce is promoting a new study that shows that Williamson County posted an impressive 58.9% employment growth between 2000 and 2009.  This is the second highest employment growth nation wide!
With counties like Williamson no wonder Texas is leading the nation in job growth and was recently named the number one place to do business by CNBC.  These things do not happen by accident, Governor Perry’s fiscally responsible approach in Texas has created an economic climate that is the envy of the nation. Texas is the state where, even in these tough times, more jobs, prosperity, and opportunity have been created than in any other state in America.
Williamson County tops nat’l job growth list
Tuesday, July 20, 2010 – 04:42 PM

Williamson posted 58.9 percent employment growth between 2000 and 2009, ranking it second in the nation, according to a recent CNNMoney.com report.

The study “Where the Jobs Are” attributed the increase to Dell Inc. in Round Rock and a tech-savvy community that attracts businesses nationwide. The North Austin county also has a growing young population with a robust public school system.

Hays County also made the list, ranking third with 56.4 percent employment growth in the past 10 years. The report attributed most of growth to government hiring and growth at Texas State University—San Marcos. The Prime Outlets of San Marcos and Tanger Factory Outlet Center were also listed as contributors to the rapid increase.

“In a time when most communities are focused on just retaining jobs, San Marcos and other Hays County communities have seen significant job growth,” said Amy Madison, executive director for Economic Development San Marcos.

Texas had the strongest showing in the report with five counties ranked in the top ten, including Williamson and Hays. Fort Bend, Webb and Collin counties were also near the top of the list.

Read more: Hays, Williamson top nat’l job growth list – Austin Business Journal