60 jobs, $5 million facility: East West Manufacturing coming to Round Rock

East West Manufacturing will retain 30 jobs and create an additional 30 new jobs for a total of 60 full-time jobs in Round Rock over five years, according to an economic incentive agreement signed Oct. 22. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
East West Manufacturing will retain 30 jobs and create an additional 30 new jobs for a total of 60 full-time jobs in Round Rock over five years, according to an economic incentive agreement signed Oct. 22. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

East West Manufacturing will retain 30 jobs and create an additional 30 new jobs for a total of 60 full-time jobs in Round Rock over five years, according to an economic incentive agreement signed Oct. 22. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

A new manufacturing facility is in the works for Round Rock following action by Round Rock City Council and the Round Rock Transportation and Economic Development Corp. on Oct. 22.

Austin-based East/West Manufacturing will construct a facility at 1974 Steam Way, Round Rock. The approximately 43,000-square-foot building is expected to be complete by August 2021, said Nichole Vance, the director of business attraction for the Round Rock Chamber.

East/West manufactures electronics, according to the company’s website.

The company will invest at least $5 million into the Round Rock facility and an additional $650,000 in business personal property, according to an economic inventive agreement approved Oct. 22.

The company agreed to retain and relocate 30 jobs currently in Travis County and to create 30 new jobs for a total of sixty full-time jobs over five years. The average salary for these positions—which include technicians, engineers and program managers—will be $50,000, per the agreement.


In return, East West will receive $225,000 in economic incentive payments, paid in installments over three years as the company meets performance targets, Vance said.


Editor's note: This story has been updated to clarify that East/West is currently based in Austin.
By Taylor Jackson Buchanan
Taylor Buchanan joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2018 after completing a master of journalism degree from the University of Texas. She worked as the senior reporter for Community Impact's Southwest Austin edition and is now the editor for the company's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition.