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Pflugerville Community Development Corporation Fully Staffed with the Addition of Matthew Lara

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (June 27, 2018) — At the Pflugerville Community Development Corporation (PCDC) June Board of Directors meeting, PCDC Executive Director Amy Madison proudly announced that the organization is now fully staffed at a total of five employees with the recent addition of Matthew Lara as the organization’s new marketing communications manager. Lara, a U.S. Air Force Veteran and native Texan, has a background in integrated communications, multimedia development and community engagement. In his new role, he will direct the PCDC’s communications and marketing strategies. Prior to the PCDC, Lara worked with the Round Rock Police Department where he oversaw logistical...
Pflugerville Community Development Corporations Expands, Hires Jerry Briones as Business Recruitment Director

Friday, May 18, 2018

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (May 18, 2018) — The Pflugerville Community Development Corporation (PCDC) announced the appointment of Jerry Briones as Business Recruitment Director during a May 17 PCDC Board of Directors regular meeting. “Jerry Briones comes to us with a great combination of professionalism, integrity, interpersonal skills and economic development experience that makes him an excellent fit for the job. We are also very proud to be hiring a veteran and adding a former Marine Sergeant to our team,” PCDC Executive Director Amy Madison said. In his new role, Briones is responsible for enhancing and supporting the recruitment effort and will also assist local...
Pflugerville Community Development Corporation Expands, Relocates Within 130 Commerce Center

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (Feb. 20, 2018)—The Pflugerville Community Development Corporation (PCDC) celebrated its recent expansion and relocation to the 130,000-square-foot Cortec building located at 3801 Helios Way, Suite 130 within 130 Commerce Center. The Pflugerville Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony Feb. 15 at the new offices, where the PCDC also unveiled a new logo. More than 80 city- and state-elected officials, city leaders, chamber staff and members of the local business community were in attendance at the open house event. The new PCDC offices total 3,775 square feet, which is nearly 1,775 square feet larger than the space previously...
Class A Industrial Flex Park on SH 45 Frontage Planned for Pflugerville

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Austin-based developer Live Oak expected to break ground on phase one of the $14 million, 350,000-square-foot project by September. PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (Feb. 15, 2018)—The Pflugerville Community Development Corporation (PCDC) today announced that Austin-based commercial real estate developer Live Oak will break ground this year on a $14 million Class A industrial flex park at the southeast corner of Heatherwilde Boulevard and SH 45. Phase one is planned to include a minimum of 250,000-square-feet in three buildings. Phase two will bring the total expected square footage to more than 350,000 square feet. Construction on phase one will begin by Sept. 30 and the...
Speed Racers

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Business execs in Austin area say that if you want to grow fast, exit at Pflugerville. Pflugerville is a rapidly growing city in Travis County, Texas. The population of this Austin suburb was 46,936 at the 2010 census and is about 62,000 now. Photos courtesy of Pflugerville Community Development Corp.   In a world where the richest man on earth runs an e-commerce logistics company, it’s not surprising that locations that maximize speed to market tend to grow the fastest. Exhibit A is Pflugerville, a thriving boomtown just minutes from downtown Austin in the heart of the tech capital known as Central Texas. If South by...
Typhoon Texas deal ranks high for Pflugerville Corp. in 2017

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

If you ask Amy Madison, 2017 started with a big splash. Just days into the new year, the executive director of the Pflugerville Community Development Corp. watched as the City Council approved a city agreement for Typhoon Texas to take over operations at Hawaiian Falls Water and Adventure Park. “I don’t think anything tops that,” Madison said almost exactly a year after the agreement. “It was a challenge for any municipality to do that so quickly. It was just right-on-time delivery.” The deal was a culmination of weeks of negotiations between Typhoon Texas, the city and the city corporation in seeking a new...
Pflugerville ALDI is ‘Pfirst’ of its kind in Austin-area

Friday, November 03, 2017

The line stretched into the parking lot — really into the next parking lot for the opening of the new ALDI grocery store in Pflugerville. “We are German-based but we’re independently managed and operated here in the U.S.  We’ve had our stores in the U.S. since 1976,” said Matthew Lundborg, Director of Store Operations for the area. For those unfamiliar with ALDI, Lundborg explains how it’s just a little different. “Our products are under their own exclusive label and what that means is we partner with the top national suppliers to produce products for us but they don’t put their names on it.  And that helps us keep our prices low but maintain the highest quality of...
Sixteen Years of Pflugerville Community Development Corporation Board of Directors Past Presidents Gather for Pflugerville History Book

Thursday, October 26, 2017

VILLE, Texas (Oct. 26, 2017)—On the “sweet 16” anniversary of the incorporation of the Pflugerville Community Development Corporation (PCDC,) Executive Director Amy Madison and the past presidents of the PCDC Board of Directors gathered recently for a photo to be published in the fourth book by the Pflugerville History Diggers. This Pflugerville history book, “Images of Modern America: Pflugerville,” is set to be released by Arcadia Publishing next spring and focuses on the last 50 years since Pflugerville was incorporated in 1965. The Pflugerville History Diggers include Audrey Dearing, Vernagene Mott, Lois Shrout and Pamela Stephenson. During the discussion about the history...
Austin Regional Clinic opening 2nd Pflugerville location

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Austin Regional Clinic is opening its second Pflugerville location to provide medical services to the rapidly growing community. The 10,000-square-foot clinic, which will offer family medicine, pediatrics and a laboratory, is expected to open next fall in Cornerstone at Kelly Lane. The 17,500-square-foot commercial property is at 2100 Autumn Slate Drive, near the future Costco at the southwest corner of Texas 45 and Texas 130. “One of the things companies look for in relocating or expanding their company is quality of life and available services,” said Amy Madison, executive director of the Pflugerville Community Development Corp., which attracts, retains and expands businesses...
Pflugerville Highland Park North park opens to public

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Highland Park North Homeowners Association and the Pflugerville Community Development Corporation held a ribbon cutting Oct. 9 to celebrate the completion of a new, shaded community park and walking trail. The homeowners association and city corporation co-funded the project, which began in 2015 and was completed in phases as funds became available. “This was a labor of love and took a lot of work to make it happen,” homeowners association board treasurer Melody Ryan said. “From an idea we had in late 2009, the HOA saved funds without raising homeowner dues to add the new park and trail and address the...
Austin Regional Clinic Plans Second Pflugerville Location at New Commercial Development, Cornerstone at Kelly Lane

Monday, October 09, 2017

• Anchor tenant ARC Kelly Lane expected to open fall 2018 • Ground breaking planned within the next 30 days on 17,500-square-foot commercial property near SH 45 and 130, completion late summer 2018 • 7,500 square feet of space still available for lease PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (Oct. 9, 2017)—The Pflugerville Community Development Corporation (PCDC) today announced construction crews plan to break ground in the next 30 days on a 17,500-square-foot commercial development called Cornerstone at Kelly Lane, located at 2100 Autumn Slate Drive in Pflugerville, near the future Costco at the southeast corner of State Highways 130 and 45. Austin Regional Clinic (ARC) is...
Pflugerville Rotarians heed call for planting trees

Friday, September 22, 2017

The Pflugerville Rotary Club is receiving financial assistance from the city’s development corporation to plant 55 trees at a city park and the city animal shelter early next year. Through $4,088 grants from both the Pflugerville Community Development Corporation and Rotary International, local Rotarians will purchase and plant 40 trees at the 323-acre 1849 Park and 15 trees around the Pflugerville Animal Shelter facility. Former mayor and Pflugerville Rotary President Jeff Coleman said the project stems from a challenge by Rotary International President Ian Riseley for every Rotary Club throughout the world to plant one tree per member. “Instead of planting a little...
Accent Food Services Acquires Arizona’s Ace Vending

Monday, September 18, 2017

PFLUGERVILLE, TX — Accent Food Services, headquartered here, said has acquired Ace Vending Inc. The transaction, Accent’s 13th and largest to date, establishes the company’s West Division, which will be based in Gilbert AZ, where ACE Vending is headquartered. Previous Ace Vending owners Kevin Van Hazel, Wade Stooks, Chuck Walton and JD Stooks will have management roles in the new division. In addition, Accent said it expects to retain Ace Vending’s service team. “In support of our vision to build the best convenience solution company in the away from home retail environment, it is critical we recruit the best talent, partners, and geographic footprint,” said...
Accent Food Services Expands West With Ace Vending Merger

Monday, September 18, 2017

Ace Vending Inc. and Accent Food Services have completed an asset purchase agreement to bring Ace Vending Inc.’s strong customer relationships and sophisticated technology into the Accent family. This transaction represents the largest for Accent and will expand our Western U.S. presence under Accent’s West Division. The ownership group of Kevin Van Hazel, Wade Stooks, Chuck Walton, & JD Stooks will all play key roles in the continued success of Accent’s West Division. In addition, we expect that the entire Ace Vending service team will join Accent and continue to provide the highest-level service to customers as part of the...
Business Pfirst offers support and resources to Pflugerville businesses

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Dozens of Pflugerville business and community leaders attended the first Business Pfirst meeting hosted by the Pflugerville Community Development Corporation on Sept. 7. The inaugural quarterly meeting gathered more than 70 business owners, chamber of commerce, city, county and school officials to Pflugerville’s newest hotel, the Courtyard Marriott, a success story for Pflugerville Community Development Corporation. The goal of the meeting, and the Business Pfirst program, is to support the goals of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy developed earlier this year by the Pflugerville Community Development Corporation. Corporation Executive Director Amy Madison said the partnerships in the community have helped bring new business...
We Are In This Together

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

We may say whatever we like, but it’s our actions that tell others who we are. This is especially evident during a crisis. In the past few weeks, we’ve been reporting on the industry’s response to the floods in Houston and other Gulf Coast areas. Having lived through Superstorm Sandy here at Vending Times, I can sympathize. I had been living (alone) in my beachfront apartment for two years before the Atlantic Ocean and Reynolds Channel met in Long Beach, NY, in 2012, with me in between. I will always remember the kindness of my neighbors (who were then strangers), and...
Inaugural Business Pfirst Quarterly Meeting Hosted Sept. 7 by Pflugerville Community Development Corporation

Friday, September 08, 2017

Highlights: • More than 70 business owners, local leaders and ISD, city and county officials were in attendance at the PCDC’s inaugural Business PFirst meeting Sept. 7. • #ConnectPf encouraged as a tool to connect locals on successes, resources, new products and programs, workforce needs, Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, etc. • Business PFirst supports two of five goals listed in Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy developed earlier this year. PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (Sept. 8, 2017)—The Pflugerville Community Development Corporation (PCDC) held its inaugural Business PFirst quarterly meeting yesterday at the Courtyard by Marriott Austin-Pflugerville with more than 70 business owners, ISD, city and county officials and...
Pflugerville leaders discuss Harvey’s impact, how to help

Friday, September 08, 2017

Local business leaders and city officials Thursday morning discussed the impact of Hurricane Harvey during the inaugural Business Pfirst meeting. The meeting, aimed at connecting business owners with one another and to local resources, was utilized to brief the community on what local industries were affected by flood waters and how businesses are taking part in relief efforts. The Pflugerville Community Development Corporation, a semi-autonomous organization that works to boost the city economy, oversaw the meeting. Pflugerville Mayor Victor Gonzales and city corporation Executive Director Amy Madison opened the conversation by reminding the community that everyone in Texas was impacted by Hurricane Harvey...
Pflugerville earns bond rating upgrade from Moody’s

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

The latest bump in the bond rating from Moody’s Investors Services is the highest rating ever awarded to the city of Pflugerville. The rating is now Aa1, which, according to Moody’s report, “reflects elimination of the credit risk of a guaranteed loan and reflects the city’s large, growing tax base, trend of stable financial performance and manageable pension burden.” “The city of Pflugerville’s rating has gone up from upper medium to high-quality grade, a significant accomplishment and compliment to the city as a reflection of good financial practices and growth,” Pflugerville Finance Director Amy Good said. “A high rating like this one...
Inside the resurgence of speculative builds in the area

Monday, August 07, 2017

In the late 2000s the national housing bubble burst, and there was a crisis with subprime mortgages, putting the country in a financial tailspin. The Great Recession took hold throughout the nation, and development throughout Central Texas slowed. Now, nearly a decade later, the area has recovered, and the resurgence of building of commercial and industrial space is a sign of economic strength Round Rock Planning and Development director Brad Wiseman said. Spec buildings, built without any secured tenants, show faith the market will continue doing well and that the buildings will continue to be leased for years to come. The process starts...
Pflugerville celebrates ground breaking of new Living Spaces store

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Officials gathered in the middle of an active construction site for a ground breaking ceremony for Living Spaces in Pflugerville on Thursday. The Pflugerville Chamber of Commerce hosted the event with the city of Pflugerville; the Pflugerville Community Development Corp.; Living Spaces; and the construction company, Ryan. The California-based furniture retailer is coming to Texas for the first time. The site will include the 150,000-square-foot store, another 380,000 square feet of warehouse space, a restaurant and pads for three additional businesses at the southwest corner of Heatherwilde Boulevard and SH 45 N. More facts from Thursday’s ceremony: The store will be the size of...
PCDC Finalizes Settlement Agreement with Cortec

Thursday, June 29, 2017

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (June 29, 2017)—The Pflugerville Community Development Corporation (PCDC) received final approval by the Pflugerville City Council June 27 on a settlement agreement with Cortec Precision Manufacturing to refund proceeds from a discounted land sale after failing to meet all the terms in the March 2014 performance agreement. The new settlement agreement provides the PCDC with a five-year lease agreement plus the option to renew for another five years in the new building Cortec has constructed at Helios Way and Sun Light Near in the 130 Commerce Center. With the agreement, PCDC will be reimbursed $217,101 by Cortec during their...
Pflugerville Council, PCDC approve settlement agreement with Cortec

Thursday, June 29, 2017

The Pflugerville City Council and the city’s economic development corporation approved a settlement agreement with Cortec Precision Manufacturing after the company failed to meet some terms in a March 2014 performance agreement. The California-based sheet metal manufacturer has agreed to refund proceeds from a discounted land sale after failing to meet terms of the agreement by employing undocumented workers at its Round Rock facility, said Amy Madison, executive director of the Pflugerville Community Development Corporation. A new settlement agreement includes the corporation signing a five-year lease at Cortec’s new facility in the 130 Commerce Center, according to a media release. The agreement...
Study: Pflugerville has high number of patents

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Pflugerville is home to more veterans than other similar cities, its residents are more prone to register original patents and most work outside city limits. Those are only some of the numerous data revealed in a recently finished city economic strategic plan. The Pflugerville Community Development Corporation, a semi-autonomous entity that acts as the city’s economic arm, funded the in-depth plan that will set its agenda over the next three years. The city corporation in July 2016 contracted with Austin-based Avalanche Consulting to create the document, which took several months of work and meetings with stakeholders. The consulting group compiled data from multiple sources...
Pflugerville Community Development Corporation outlines new development projects in city since 2016

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

PCDC presents to City Council last night In a joint work session with the city of Pflugerville, the Pflugerville Community Development Corporation outlined where it has been and where it is going in the next year. Pflugerville Community Development Corporation Executive Director Amy Madison said she welcomed input from City Council members on their strategic plan moving forward. “It’s a living, breathing document,” Madison said at Tuesday night’s meeting. “We welcome changes or updates the council would like to make to the plan.” Along with restructuring the water park debt for what is now operated as Typhoon Texas—formerly Hawaiian Falls, the Pflugerville Community Development...
Area builder finds new regional home in Pflugerville

Friday, June 09, 2017

After working on about 400,000 square feet of projects in the city, MW Builders contracting company broke ground Thursday on its own Pflugerville facility. The nationally recognized general contractor founded in Missouri broke ground Thursday on its new and expanded regional headquarters and will make the move from Temple to Pflugerville’s 130 Commerce Center. Amy Madison, Pflugerville Community Development Corporation executive director, has said the Temple-based contractor has about 400,000 square feet of projects built or under construction in Pflugerville. The company built the $33 million FedEx Ground facility and the 120,000-square-foot Cortec Precision Sheetmetal Inc. facility across the street from MW Builders’ planned location. “So the only...
Community Impact Newspaper celebrates printing press grand opening today

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Approximately 400 people were in attendance at Community Impact Newspaper today to celebrate the official grand opening of the Community Impact Printing facility in Pflugerville. Open since September 2016, the press prints all 22 newspapers for the Austin, Dallas and Houston metros. Community Impact Newspaper Founder and CEO John Garrett expressed thanks to his staff, the city of Pflugerville, the Pflugerville Community Development Corp. and many other partners for their participation in making the printing press a reality. “I’m so thankful to all of y’all for coming out,” Garrett said. “We have an amazing process, but the people really make this thing...
Infrastructure development is on its way to Pflugerville

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

A unique financial partnership has been proposed to help move the Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Pflugerville and Costco projects forward, city officials said. The new hospital is under construction and slated to open mid-2018. The Costco store is in the planning stage and will also open in 2018. Both will go along SH 130, across the highway from Stone Hill Town Center: the hospital at the northeast corner of Pflugerville Parkway, the Costco at the southeast corner of Kelly Lane. City officials said the infrastructure needs are costly for that area. The proposed agreement includes the city of Pflugerville, the...
Flooring Services Southwest Breaks Ground on $20 Million Campus For Relocation, Expansion to Pflugerville

Monday, June 05, 2017

Flooring Services Southwest expected to bring 200 jobs to 130 Commerce Center. PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (June 5, 2017)—The Pflugerville Community Development Corporation (PCDC) announced today that Flooring Services Southwest, a subsidiary of FS Builder Resources, is breaking ground today on a new, $20 million campus at 130 Commerce Center in Pflugerville. The company will bring 140 jobs with expansion to 200 jobs in the next five years, according to PCDC Executive Director Amy Madison. The state-of-the-art facility, which will be located at the corner of Helios Way and Impact Way, will include several FS Builder Resources companies, including: Flooring Services Southwest, Interior Builders...
Flooring Services Southwest to invest $20M into Pflugerville’s 130 Commerce Center

Monday, June 05, 2017

Company is expected to bring 140 jobs Flooring Services Southwest broke ground on a $20 million campus at 130 Commerce Center in Pflugerville on Monday. The subsidiary of Dallas-based FS Builder Resources will open with 140 jobs with an expansion to 200 jobs in the next five years, according to Amy Madison, Pflugerville Community Development Corp. executive director. The facility will be built on Impact Way near East Pecan Street and SH 130. It will include several FS Builder Resources companies, including Flooring Services Southwest, Interior Builders Supply Lighting, Design Gallery, Stone Resources, Premier Stair and FS Blinds. The company is relocating from...
Pflugerville celebrates Accent headquarters groundbreaking

Friday, June 02, 2017

Pflugerville officials welcomed another company’s headquarters to the city with the Thursday groundbreaking of Accent Food Services new corporate headquarters facility. The company is one among more than five in the past two years that have moved their headquarters — some regional and some corporate — to the city. “We were talking about a regional headquarters in the beginning and that’s the way our performance agreement was written. But guess what? This is going to be their corporate headquarters,” said Amy Madison, Pflugerville Community Development Corporation executive director. The city’s agreement with Accent Food Services to build its new headquarters at 2919 A.W....
It’s Opening Day at Typhoon Texas Waterpark

Saturday, May 27, 2017

More than $4.5 Million invested in Pflugerville waterpark. The waterpark, located at 18500 SH 130 N. Service Road, Plugerville, is open 10:30 a.m. Saturday until 10 p.m. The park is open Sunday and Memorial Day, and then will close Tuesday through Thursday, before opening again Friday, June 1 through Labor Day. Typhoon Texas made more than $4.5 million in upgrades to the infrastructure and attractions at the park. Improvements include: ·      New waterslides and updates to existing slides. ·      New 4-story Gully Washer children’s attraction with an 800-gallon bucket that drops water on the children below. ·      New splashpad for children ages 2-4. ·      Decking replaced...
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High Income

Pflugerville has a median household income well above

$80,000

That's nearly double the national average.

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The Fun Life

A close proximity to Austin and Round Rock provides a wealth of entertainment and recreation opportunities

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Smart Cookies

With 28 universities and colleges in close proximity to Pflugerville, it's no surprise that nearly 40% of residents hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher.

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Excellent Healthcare

With 3 healthcare facilities in town and 7 hospitals within less than 20 miles, Pflugerville's healthcare rivals that of any major metropolitan area.

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Extra Sunshine

Pflugerville has 26 more sunny days per year than the national average. That's almost a month of extra pool parties and barbeques!

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A good time to buy

Home Appreciation in Pflugerville, TX is up 9.4% in the last 12 months.

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