THE LIBERTY HILL EDC BOARD is working with public and private development partners to retain, expand, and relocate businesses. This business climate is creating a time of unparalleled growth in a community known for exceptional schools, small-town values, and a rural lifestyle. At the heart of the change, you will find a progressive city government, entrepreneurs, and residents coming together to bring new life to Liberty Hill.
The state prides itself on business-friendly regulations, smart spending, and low taxes. In 2018, Texas claimed the #1 spot in CNBC’s Top State for Business rankings. Liberty Hill provides several tax incentives, including Property Tax Abatements, Sales Tax Rebates, and Triple Freeport Exemptions.
Oil & Gas
Located near Austin, the high-tech hub of Texas, and with proximity to the Permian Basin, Houston, and Dallas, Liberty Hill is sitting in a prime location for oil & gas opportunities. From fuel dispensing and control systems for petrochemical refining to industrial pipe manufacturing and geolocation products, this area is home to several businesses that support the Oil & Gas industry. Available tracts of land and room to grow make Liberty Hill a perfect spot to start or relocate a business that needs space to spread out along with infrastructure and support for their operations. We also have a broad mix of skills and trades among our population, so you can find the right personnel, whether you need highly-educated and experienced white-collar individuals or hard-working laborers for blue-collar roles.
The City of Liberty Hill is actively revitalizing its historic downtown as one of the first steps in making the area a destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment. Officials know that land-use planning for future development in Liberty Hill is critical for fast-growth communities. Sidewalk improvements, park improvements, and strategic planning all play a role in the vision of Liberty Hill’s future. Several locations are also in development around Liberty Hill, providing retail, office, and warehouse spaces. These include The Water Tower Center, the Shops at San Gabriel Ridge, Panther Plaza, and Holmes 29.
Innovation is a hallmark of professional services, especially those that support the technology industry. Employment for software developers, computer specialists, architects, engineers, and researchers feed into the vibrant business market of Central Texas. High-speed internet services and low-cost office space provide a foundation for new and relocating businesses. With more than 26% of the Liberty Hill workforce employed in these occupations, there is excellent support for companies in this industry and for those that need professional services.
Manufacturing & Distribution
Manufacturing needs requiring large tracts of land have a welcome place in Liberty Hill. Many major manufacturers are already located in the Williamson County area, with products as diverse as metal fabrication and wood products to drilling equipment and electromagnetic systems. Clean energy technology, aerospace, aviation products, electronics and computing component manufacturing are additional product lines that fit in well to our location.
Defense & Intelligence
The U.S. Army chose the Austin area for its new Futures Command location. This announcement will create a hub for defense and intelligence companies in the Central Texas Region. The purpose of the center is to develop the platforms, systems, and technology to modernize the Army’s forces. With an initial 500 employees, the AFC also provides opportunities for defense contractors and vendors looking to partner with the Army on their mission. The AFC will manage a $32.4 billion budget in 2019, including $11 billion for science and technology. The commanding general has stated the organization will play the role of both an incubator and a venture capitalist — providing support to companies and injecting funding to help solve military problems. Liberty Hill is a prime location for businesses looking to serve this industry.