Economic Development Corporation

Meeting Information

The LHEDC Board meets on the 2nd or 4th Thursday of the month at 5:00 p.m. at 2801 Ranch Road 1869 in Liberty Hill.

Open for Business

The mission of the Liberty Hill Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is to foster an environment for capital investment, job creation, small business, and community development.

Located between the North and South Forks of the San Gabriel River, Liberty Hill began as a ranching and farming area and has become one of the fastest-growing communities in the Austin metro area.

Beautiful hill country locations with proximity to employment, entertainment, and exemplary schools provide a significant attraction for new construction in the Liberty Hill area.

Room to Breathe 

Liberty Hill is fostering growth and development. The EDC is actively working to attract businesses and developers who want to grow the City responsibly. Construction is underway to renew Liberty Hill's historic downtown and new commercial development along the transportation corridors is making room for new businesses.

Education

Academic excellence meets small-school charm in Liberty Hill Independent School District (LHISD) — one of the fastest-growing and highly-rated districts in Central Texas. It is a 4A public school district with a 15 to 1 student-teacher ratio. Recognitions include Rated “A” by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), “Recognized, Character Plus” district by the TEA and 9th Annual AP District Honor Roll recognition by College Board. LHISD is also a recognized District of Innovation.

Healthcare

Liberty Hill may be a developing city, but its health and wellness offerings are well established. From physicians and physical therapists to dentists and orthodontists, Liberty Hill has a wide array of medical provider options for locals, with regional medical centers nearby in Cedar Park, Georgetown and Leander. More than 11% of the population is employed in the healthcare sector.

Arts & Culture

Artists, craftsmen, chefs and musicians all find inspiration in Liberty Hill. A major artistic asset for the City is the International Sculpture Park, created in 1976 through an International Sculpture Symposium where 24 artists from around the world gathered for two months to create large-scale pieces from Texas stone and bronze. In the summer, residents and visitors alike flock to City Park Cinema, home to the City of Liberty Hill’s summer movies in the park series. The Liberty Hill Independent, a local newspaper published weekly since 1987, has been recognized with numerous awards by The Texas Press Association. In addition to print media, Liberty Hill is poised for the film industry: in 2015, the Liberty Hill EDC initiated participation in the Texas Film Commission as a “film-friendly” city.

Parks & Recreation

Liberty Hill is home to the Lions Foundation Park and Liberty Hill City Park. The City provides recreational opportunities that include football and soccer fields, basketball courts, baseball fields, hike and bike trails, the Park Pavilion, and playscapes. The Splash Pad at Wetzel Park is a new addition from the Parks & Recreation Committee that brings fun and relief from the summer heat. Williamson County recently broke ground on an exciting new project: River Ranch County Park.

Featuring stunning views of nature between Leander and Liberty Hill, the 1,000+ acre site is envisioned to be similar to a state park.

Events and Giving Back

Liberty Hill loves a celebration. Annual events include the Liberty Hill Independence Day Spectacular, the Whimsy & Wonder Art Festival, the Liberty Hill Christmas Festival, the Sculpture Festival, and the Liberty Hill Rodeo. Area residents and businesses help make these events a success, with volunteers as the backbone. True to its wholesome nature and family values, the Liberty Hill community frequently comes together to help each other out. Those who want to become involved and more engaged in building a better community find many opportunities to work and volunteer with organizations as diverse as Operation Liberty Hill, Liberty Hill Special Olympics, Education Connection, the Liberty Hill Public Library, the Austin Steam Train Association, and many more.

4B Sales Tax Corporation

LHEDC is a 4B Sales Tax Corporation in accordance with Sections 17 and 19 of the Development Corporation Act of 1979.

The LHEDC Board of Directors is comprised of seven directors whose mission is to create an environment for job creation and capital investment. The LHEDC Board works with public and private development partners to retain, expand and relocate businesses along with fostering entrepreneurial development, Downtown Revitalization and destination tourism. 

Executive Director:
Lance Dean

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Board of Directors & Officers

John Johnston

President

John Clark

Vice President

Eric Bailey

Treasurer

Jamie Etzkorn

Secretary

Jack Harkrider

Director

Steve Snell

Director

Liz Rundzieher

Director

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