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The 3D City

Monday, July 23, 2018

How an upstart Austin suburb became a magnet for additive manufacturing. by RON STARNER When EOS opened its North American headquarters on May 4, 2016, in Pflugerville, Texas, the global additive manufacturing leader did more than stamp its endorsement on the Capital Region of the Lone Star State. It signaled to everyone that Pflugerville had arrived as North America's 3D-printing city. "The opening of our Pflugerville facility helps us deliver even better and faster service and support to our regional customers," said Glynn Fletcher, president of EOS North America Inc. "EOS has a company-wide goal of continually improving systems, materials and process solutions wherever...
PCDC evolves as Pflugerville population, economy grows

Friday, July 06, 2018

The Pflugerville Community Development Corp. is approaching its 17th anniversary in August. Since its genesis, the PCDC has evolved with the goal of bringing businesses to Pflugerville and helping them thrive in the city. At the time of the PCDC’s inception, Pflugerville’s population was 31,761 residents. “The vision [of the PCDC]at the time was to try to grow the commercial sector,” said Amy Madison, executive director of the PCDC. “Sometimes we had to be a little more aggressive than other communities.” On May 23 the United States Census Bureau released data showing that the city was home to an estimated 63,359 people last...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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The Fun Life

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

The Fun Life
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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 BBQ's!

Climate
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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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A good time to buy

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

Sperling's Best Places

Housing
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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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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.

Excellent Healthcare