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National Economic Development Week 2021

Economic Development Week was created by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) in 2016. To increase awareness of local programs that create jobs, advance career development opportunities, and improve communities' quality of life everywhere. 

Join the PCDC as we continue to celebrate our 20th Anniversary with National Economic Development Week, and showcase the programs – and the people – who make our community stronger!

Follow us on social media to participate in the conversation and even highlight your own photos or story about the City of Pflugerville.


Monday, 5/10: What is Economic Development? 

Economic development is a critical component that drives economic growth in our economy, creating high-wage jobs and facilitating an improved quality of life.

The business development team at the Pflugerville Community Development Corporation works to attract, and retain jobs for Pflugerville. 

While the work of economic developers often falls under the radar, creating and sustaining jobs for a region is a critical component to a successful economy and community.

What does Economic Development
mean to you?

Tuesday, 5/11: The Pflugerview: Get to know Rosendin.

Episode 1

In March 2019, the PCDC announced a deal with electrical contract company Rosendin Electric. The company relocated its facilities in both Texas and California to a 50,000-square-foot facility in Pflugerville and brought 84 primary jobs to the community. 

Rosendin was founded in 1919 and has become one of the nation's top electrical contractors employing over 6,000 people across 15 regional offices in the United States. The company has been 100 percent employee-owned since 2000. 

In this episode of the Pflugerview, PCDC Executive Director sits down with Jolsna Thomas, President of the Rosendin Foundation, to hear what Rosendin has been up to since 2019. 

Wednesday, 5/12: PCDC Year in Review

2020, a year many of us will never forget. At times it was scary, and we didn't know what to expect. But, with the bad, comes the good.  In 2020, despite the COVID-19 Pandemic, the City of Pflugerville has much to celebrate in terms of Economic success.

Take a look at the video and see why 2020 will definitely go down in PCDC history.

Shovel Talk: Powerful Things Come In Small Packages: Amy Madison, PCDC Executive Director

From the smallest kid in school to the largest presence in Pflugerville's economic development, Amy Madison's journey is one of grit, constant determination and the refusal to take "no" for an answer. Join us to learn more about Amy's journey, how her refusal to accept "no" has won dollars and projects for her community and to hear funny stories from her childhood and past economic development conferences. You won't want to miss it!

Amy Madison

Thursday, 5/13: The Pflugerview: Get to know GT Distributors

Episode 2

There's a new kid on the block: GT Distributors and in this episode, Amy Madison sits down with Jim Orr, President and CEO of GT Distributors to get to know a little bit more about the company and why they chose Pflugerville to relocate their corporate headquarters in Austin. 

Friday, 5/14: PCDC Ice Cream Social

Come out and join the PCDC Board and Staff for a cool treat, on US!

Popsicles will be provided by Frios gourmet popsicles. Come chill and celebrate National Economic Development Week with us! 

Everyone is Welcome!!

 

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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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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
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High Income

Pflugerville has a median household income well above

$80,000

That's nearly double the national average.

Household Income
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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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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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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.

Education