Located at the northern edge of the Austin Metro area in the heart of one of North America’s fastest-growing technology centers, Georgetown continues to grow and prosper. Recently, the city was named the fastest growing city in the U.S. (based on percentage for city’s over 50,000 people). The city’s success is illustrated in the many awards received and continuing recognition for its business climate and quality of life. Businesses in Georgetown enjoy:
*a well-educated, highly motivated, and highly skilled workforce;
*good cooperation between business and government;
*a diverse and vibrant business community;
*outstanding local and regional education centers;
*an excellent transportation system including dual rail service and a municipal airport:
*an extensive utility infrastructure; and
*a favorable tax structure.
Where to Go to Start a Business
City of Georgetown Unified Development Code
Permits, Processes, Sign Ordinances, etc.
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Get a sales tax number
Small Business Guide
Steps to Starting a Business in Georgetown
Other Useful Links
Demographics – includes community profile, annual budget, tax rates and more.
Economic Development – workforce, industry, retail and other reports.
Tax Rates / Utility Rates – information from the Williamson Central Appraisal District and Georgetown Utility Systems.
Government Links: City, County, State, School
U.S. Small Business Administration – start or grow your business.
Texas Workforce Commission – providing workforce development services to employers and job seekers of Texas.
Texas Association of Business – works to protect and enhance the Texas business climate and make the state’s economy strong.
Texas Economic Development – dedicated to the development of economic and employment opportunities in Texas.
The Governor’s Small Business Handbook – a comprehensive overview of business planning, registration, requirements and financing.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Cyberplanner | Federal Communications Commission – an online resource to help small businesses create customized cybersecurity plans.