Round Rock, Texas: Round Rock – Primed for Growth: Strategic focus fortifies the city’s emerging life sciences sector.


s one of the fastest growing cities — not only in Texas, but in the entire nation — Round Rock remains steadfast in leveraging its assets to enrich industry growth in the region.

Nestled in the heart of Central Texas, the city spans Williamson County and holds the title of second largest city in the Austin-Round Rock metropolitan area. From 2010 to 2020, the U.S. Census shows that the city’s population grew by 47%, and 2040 projections see an estimated 75,000 to join the over 123,800 current residents.

Coincidence? Not likely.

Round Rock’s growth can be attributed to diligent focus and intentional investment into its leading industries: aerospace & defense, health & life sciences, innovative manufacturing and technology & innovation.

Today, one industry has found the region to be equipped with the essential resources to accrue a regional hub of top talent, innovation-minded companies, leading institutions and leadership looking to expand its resources. Just 15 miles north of downtown Austin, Texas (which currently supports one of the top three life sciences markets in the nation), Round Rock is positioned to become a key player in the life sciences industry.

The Greater Austin region is home to more than 280 life science companies, more than 16,500 life science and 76,000 healthcare employees and produces over 3,800 healthcare graduates each year. With a strategic vision in mind, the City of Round Rock and the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce are taking steps to welcome, support and collaborate with the global life sciences community.

Established Roots for Growth

“There is an incredible culture of innovation in the Central Texas region that’s driven by the people and academic institutions that are here,” says Zeteo Biomedical Founder and CEO Timothy Sullivan. “And quite frankly, the culture is supportive and appeals to people that oftentimes march to the beat of their own drum.”

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