• News for Economic

    Tuesday, May 26, 2020
    AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has extended payment deadlines for designated reimbursing employers that are required to pay a share of unemployment benefits. Designated reimbursing employers include non-profits, local governments, school districts and other qualifying employers who reimburse TWC for the full amount of unemployment benefits ...read more
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    Friday, May 22, 2020
    AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today released a public service announcement (PSA) entitled "Be A Good Neighbor. Be a Texan." As the Lone Star State begins to open up, the Governor encourages all Texans to do their part to protect themselves and others from COVID-19 by following best practices like social distancing in public, wearing a face covering, and washing hands ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Healthcare & Wellness, Human Interest, Press Release
    Tuesday, May 19, 2020
    CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS    IMPORTANT UPDATES  Several updates are listed below. Some of the most important include what businesses can open their doors. It is important to remember that these businesses should follow the guidance coming from the Governor’s Task Force to reopen Texas Businesses. You can find this information at https://gov.texas.gov/opentexas. This information will ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Press Release
    Tuesday, May 19, 2020
    AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today announced the second phase of the State of Texas' ongoing plan to safely and strategically open Texas while minimizing the spread of COVID-19. Under Phase II, restaurants may increase their occupancy to 50% and additional services and activities that remained closed under Phase I may open with restricted occupancy levels and minimum standard health protocols ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Press Release
    Tuesday, May 19, 2020
    Central Texas Military Families Encouraged to Take Part in Memorial Day Veterans Virtual Career Expo on May 27 Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area has joined with our partners at Texas Operation Welcome Home, the Texas Veterans Commission and the American Legion - Department of Texas, to host a Memorial Day Veterans Virtual Career Expo on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 4 ...read more
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    Friday, May 15, 2020
    May 14, 2020 (Williamson County, TX) – More than $7.5 million has been given out to small businesses as part of Williamson County’s Wilco Forward grant program. Wilco Forward was developed by a strike team that includes County Treasurer Scott Heselmeyer, Precinct 3 Commissioner Valerie Covey, and Precinct 4 Commissioner Russ Boles  to provide financial relief to local business owners impacted by ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Economic
    Thursday, May 14, 2020
    AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott has waived license renewal late fees that accrued between March 13 and June 15, 2020 for occupational licenses issued by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR). This waiver applies to licenses associated with a variety of occupations such as barbers, cosmetologists, electricians, speech-language pathologists, and dyslexia therapists.   "This ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, Economic
    Tuesday, May 12, 2020
    May 11, 2020 (Williamson County, TX) – Wilco Forward, Williamson County’s grant program to provide financial relief to local business owners impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, has issued 198 checks as of today. That accounts for $2.8 million of the $25 million allocated by the Commissioners Court for the program.   Wilco Forward is funded through the approximately $93 million the County ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Economic
    Monday, May 11, 2020
    Act by Wednesday for chance to get quicker Economic Impact Payment; timeline for payments continues to accelerate   IR-2020-92, May 8, 2020   WASHINGTON – With a variety of steps underway to speed Economic Impact Payments, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service urged people to use Get My Payment by noon Wednesday, May 13, for a chance to get a quicker delivery.   The IRS, ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Press Release
    Thursday, May 07, 2020
    AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott and the OneStar Foundation today announced the Texas COVID Relief Fund, which will provide critical funding and resources to organizations across the state working on the ground to support the economic recovery of local communities. Funds raised will be distributed through grants focused on the areas of community and economic development, healthcare, and education. ...read more
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    Thursday, May 07, 2020
    AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has received $5.8 million in federal funding to provide crisis counseling services to Texans who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding is provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Immediate Services Crisis Counseling and Training Program.    "I thank ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Press Release
    Tuesday, April 28, 2020
      April 28, 2020 (Williamson County, TX) – Williamson County is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of $93,382,340.10, which is provided to the county through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Aid, also known as CARES Act. The CARES Act established the $150 billion Coronavirus Relief Fund, which will be used to assist states and local governments impacted by the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, Press Release
    Monday, April 27, 2020
    For Immediate Distribution  |  April 27, 2020  |  (512) 463-1826Governor Abbott Announces Phase One To Open Texas, Establishes Statewide Minimum Standard Health Protocols Creates Statewide Contact Tracing Program Issues Special Guidance For Texans Over 65, Nursing Homes   AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today announced the first phase of the State of Texas' ongoing plan to safely and ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, Press Release
    Friday, April 10, 2020
    City Council approves $200,000 program to assist small businesses in response to COVID-19 pandemic  No interest loans up to $10,000 and grants up to $5,000Program administered by the Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce    The Cedar Park City Council adopted a Resolution authorizing a program to provide small businesses located within the City of Cedar Park City limits financial assistance in ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Political, Community, General News Article, Press Release, Chamber
    Tuesday, March 31, 2020
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has created a guide to help small businesses, independent contractors, and gig economy workers prepare to file for a coronavirus relief loan under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.   The U.S. Chamber’s Coronavirus Small Business Guide (CLICK HERE) outlines the steps small businesses should take now and prepare to access much-needed ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 24, 2020
     
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    Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Click here for full details   IMPORTANT UPDATES    COVID-19 continues to force major changes to our daily lives. Some of those changes were seen yesterday as Waco/McLennan County and Bell County joined Dallas County in orders for shelter-in-place. That news came as Austin/Travis County is looking to make the same major later announcement today.   Again, nothing has been finalized, but it ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, Economic, Press Release
    Monday, March 23, 2020
    Click Here for Full News Letter IMPORTANT UPDATESThere have been several developments over the weekend that we want to make sure you are aware of. This includes the Small Business Administration’s approval of the statewide emergency designation, an Emergency City Council Meeting the City of Cedar Park had yesterday, and more. We also have a new link which will give you the most up-to-date ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Healthcare & Wellness, Human Interest, Press Release
    Saturday, March 21, 2020
    The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides low-interest, long-term disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners, and renters to repair or replace uninsured/underinsured disaster-damaged property. SBA disaster loans offer an affordable way for individuals and businesses to recover from declared disasters.The three-step process: Disaster ...read more
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    Friday, March 20, 2020
    CLICK HERE FOR LINK TO FULL PAGEIMPORTANT UPDATES There continues to be daily changes to our business community. We will continue to publish the most up-to-date information on our Facebook page and will have helpful links on our website during this time. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (SBA) DISASTER LOANS I gave you some information yesterday that mentioned we were waiting on Williamson County ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Healthcare & Wellness, Human Interest, Press Release, Social Media
    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    Click Here for full News Letter IMPORTANT UPDATESThere have been some substantial changes since our newsletter went out yesterday. We will continue to publish the most up-to-date information on our Facebook page and will have helpful links on our website during this time.  COMPTROLLER'S OFFICE UPDATEThe Comptroller's Office has not delayed or postponed any deadlines for sales tax. All sales tax ...read more
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    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    The Leander ISD response to the (COVID-19) pandemic will enter a new phase when we begin providing some student services while our buildings are closed until April 5. While we want our parents, students, teachers, and staff to use our scheduled Spring Break for family time and planning, we know information can help relieve anxiety. We want to provide an update to our families and staff about what ...read more
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