Cedar Park received an award for its economic development efforts Oct. 10.
The city of Cedar Park received a Community Economic Development Award Oct. 10 from the Texas Economic Development Council. The award recognizes cities’ exceptional contributions toward the economic vitality of their communities and Texas, according to a press release from the city.
The city won the award particularly for its work in bringing Hyliion headquarters to Cedar Park. The clean energy, hybrid tractor-trailer technology company relocated to the Brushy Creek Corporate Center in 2019.
“Our staff, council, and 4A board did a great job attracting Hyliion’s headquarters from Pennsylvania to Cedar Park," Cedar Park Mayor Corbin Van Arsdale said in the release. "They’re a great business doing cutting-edge technology, and we’re excited to have them. Our staff are well-deserving of this award.”
At full operation Hyliion will create 229 jobs and have an estimated annual payroll of $20.6 million in Cedar Park, according to the release.
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.