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PHOTOS: Kalahari Resorts & Conventions celebrates grand opening in Round Rock with a bang

Families gathered outside as a full fireworks display lit up the sky commemorating the grand opening of Kalahari Resorts & Conventions on Nov. 14.

Kalahari to open Nov. 12 as Round Rock's second-largest employer

Kalahari has hired about 1,050 employees, and by spring 2021 the resort is expected to employ about 1,200 people.

See how September sales tax collections fared in Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto

Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto each saw positive upticks in sales tax revenue collections from September 2019 to September 2020, according to the latest release of statewide data.

Pflugerville Community Development Corp., Skillpoint Alliance partner in free workforce trainings

Skillpoint Alliance is a nonprofit organization that specializes in workforce development and offers free training to low-income residents in fields such as health care, manufacturing and construction.

Seven area chambers of commerce announce support for Williamson County roads and parks bond

Seven area chambers of commerce pledged support Oct. 22 for the proposed $447 million Williamson County roads and parks bond in front of the Williamson County Courthouse.

Cities of Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto increase budgets, adjust tax rates to manage growth

As Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto experience rapid population growth, city staff and local leaders are adjusting budgets to meet resident demands.

Tourists spent $318M in Round Rock in 2018. What does that mean for locals?

Tourists visiting Round Rock accounted for $318 million in direct travel spending in 2018, according to data from the Travel Texas Economic Impact Report and the Round Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Army Futures Command wants problems for soldiers to be solved at Texas university campuses

A new $130 million combat development complex in at Texas A&M’s campus in Bryan will break ground Oct. 12

Texas shoppers to save millions during tax-free weekend, Aug. 9-11

Editor's note: This post has been updated to clarify the 8.25% sales tax charge refers to the state and local charges.

Jason Ball named new president, CEO of Round Rock Chamber

Jason Ball will begin his tenure as the new president and CEO of the Round Rock Chamber in September.

'Domain-like?' Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto consider large-scale mixed-use developments

City leaders in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto are considering proposals for projects that will provide a mix of housing, retail, entertainment and restaurant options.

Texas shoppers pay no sales tax on emergency preparedness supplies this weekend, April 27-29

As hurricane season approaches in Texas, state Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced a statewide sales tax holiday this weekend, April 27-29, on emergency preparedness supplies.

Williamson County department heads request 174 new positions for fiscal year 2019-20 budget

Heads of several Williamson County departments met with county commissioners April 17 to make their cases for budget requests ahead of the fiscal year 2019-20 budget season.

‘Sports plus:’ Round Rock rebrands tourism focus

After 15 years of promoting an identity as “The Sports Capital of Texas,” Round Rock unveiled a broader tourism brand April 17.

Austin metro has sixth-highest concentration of STEM jobs in U.S., report says

Sitting behind metros such as San Francisco, Seattle and San Jose, and ahead of Denver and Boston, the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area has the sixth-highest concentration of science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, jobs in the country, according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Report shows charitable giving increased in 2018 among Central Texas businesses

Nearly 75% of Central Texas businesses supported local nonprofits in 2018.

Pflugerville mayor compares pending Northpointe proposal to Austin’s Domain, Triangle developments

A new mixed-use development likely to be named Northpointe is in the conceptual stage for the SH 130 corridor south of Typhoon Texas and south of Hendrickson High School in Pflugerville.

Western Industries Corporation will relocate to Hutto, add jobs

Hutto’s Innovation Business Park will have a new tenant by mid-summer.

Williamson County Citizens Bond Committee holds first meeting over potential roads and parks bond

The Williamson County Citizens Bond Committee was presented with the current status of the county’s parks and roads plan during its first meeting March 21.

Rosendin Electric will relocate to Pflugerville, bringing 84 high-paying jobs

Eighty-four high-paying jobs-—with a minimum average wage of $75,000-—are on the horizon for Pflugerville.

DATA: Check out Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto's workforce

Numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau in December reveal a glimpse into the commutes, occupations and industries of those living in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto.

What is this year’s area economic forecast?

Driving around Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto, the show of cranes, dirt being moved and businesses being built are all an indication the economy is alive and well in Central Texas.