James Avery to open second headquarters in Cedar Park

Cedar Park is entering into an economic development agreement with James Avery.

Cedar Park is entering into an economic development agreement with James Avery.

James Avery Artisan Jewelry, a jewelry design company, is planning to build 35,000-square-foot office headquarters in the Scottsdale Crossing Technology Park in Cedar Park.

Cedar Park City Council voted unanimously June 27 to approve an economic development agreement with the Texas-based company with incentives totaling $507,500.

“This is a tremendous win for us,” city Economic Development Director Ben White said. “It’s a great honor to bring this project forward. It’s not every day you get to help a well-known … Texas company grow.”

In order to receive the incentives, James Avery must build its 35,000-square-foot headquarters with a capital investment of at least $13 million by July 31, 2021, according to city documents. Incentive payments will be rolled out between 2021-25.

City Council also approved a 380 economic development agreement with James Avery, in which the city is agreeing to pay the company the rollback tax revenue it receives from the project if they meet the aforementioned requirements. Rollback tax revenue from the project is estimated to be $18,000, according to city documents.

The Cedar Park headquarters will be James Avery’s second headquarters. Its other headquarters is located in Kerrville. James Avery support services such as information technology, retail operations, human resources and customer service will operate out of the Cedar Park office. The company expects to hire 102 full-time employees with average wages of $75,000, according to city documents.

The headquarters will be located at the northeast corner of the 183A Frontage Road and Scottsdale Drive.

Funding for the incentives come from the Cedar Park Economic Development Type A Corp., which works to attract new businesses to the city through economic development agreements and is funded by $0.00375 from local sales tax.
By Marisa Charpentier

Reporter, Cedar Park | Leander

Marisa Charpentier joined Community Impact in September 2018. After working as an intern, she became a reporter for the Cedar Park | Leander edition in October 2018. Charpentier graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with degrees in journalism and Plan II Honors.



MOST RECENT

COVID-19 vaccines
DATA: Texas has vaccinated about 9% of estimated Phase 1 recipients

Over 1.1 million individuals from the Phase 1 population, which is estimated to include 13.5 million individuals total, have received at least one dose.

Bob Popinski, policy director of Raise Your Hand Texas, shared the organization's top education priorities for the ongoing legislative session. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
‘What does virtual learning and remote learning look like moving forward?': Raise Your Hand Texas policy director talks legislative priorities

Bob Popinski is the director of policy for Raise Your Hand Texas, an Austin-based organization committed to improving public education. He spoke with Community Impact Newspaper in late December about the 87th legislative session, which began Jan. 12.

Creative World School opened in 2020. (Courtesy Creative World School)
Check out 44 businesses in Cedar Park-Leander that opened in 2020 or are coming soon

These retailers opened in the Cedar Park and Leander area in 2020 or will open in 2021. This list is not comprehensive.

Sharks Burger opened in 2020. (Courtesy Sharks Burger)
24 restaurants to try in Cedar Park and Leander

Check out a list of restaurants that opened in Cedar Park and Leander in 2020 or are coming in 2021.

springs
Leander Springs agreement, zoning approval to be considered Jan. 21

The 78-acre mixed-use project will have retail, restaurant, entertainment, hospitality, office and residential components.

Trauma Service Area O, which comprises 11 counties, is nearing hospital and ICU bed capacity. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Record-high 582 new COVID-19 cases reported in Williamson County on Jan. 15

Trauma Service Area O, which comprises 11 counties, is nearing hospital and ICU bed capacity.

ice
Jeremiah's Italian Ice opening soon in Cedar Park

Franchise owners Bob and Terra Carilli expect the shop to open in April.

red-therapy
Restore Hyper Wellness + Cryotherapy coming to Cedar Park plus 3 more local business updates

Read business updates about these four Cedar Park and Leander businesses.

H-E-B is preparing to accept coronavirus vaccine appointments through an online portal. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
H-E-B launches vaccine portal; Whipped Bakery opens in Leander and more top Central Texas news

Read the most popular news from the past week from the Central Texas area.

See how COVID-19 is impacting Williamson County. (Community Impact staff)
455 new cases of coronavirus reported in Williamson County on Jan. 14

Keep up to date on how the novel coronavirus has impacted Williamson County.