July 21st, 2009 4:20 PM by Heather Brown
According to a CNN Money article dated July 2009, Williamson County is one of the top counties in the US for Job Growth. In a tough economy, plentiful job opportunities are key to making a great place to live. 25 Counties have experienced the most job growth over the last eight years and Williamson County was one of those 25.
Job Growth from 2000-2008 was 53.2%. Williamson County has seen its population more than double in the last 10 years, thanks to its location just north of Austin. While a large percentage of residents commute into the city, major employers like Dell, Walmart and Sears have come to the area bringing many new jobs along.
While farming still remains the the backbone of the fertile terrain, the health care industry is quickly sprouting roots. Three new hospitals opened in the last two years in Williamson County and a nursing school affiliated with Texas A&M is in the works.
The public school systems in the cities of Round Rock, Cedar Park and Leander are also some of the county's largest employers.
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