About the EDC
Economic Development Sales Tax Corporation (Type A Board)
In 1999 the citizens of the City of Cedar Park approved the adoption of a Section Type A sales and use tax at the rate of one-half of one percent for the promotion and development of new and expanded business enterprise. In 2018, Cedar Park voters elected to redirect 1/8 cent to fund Stormwater Drainage. Currently 3/8 cent of sales tax supports Economic Development in Cedar Park. The Corporation is responsible for promoting, assisting and enhancing economic development activities for the City of Cedar Park. The Board of Directors manages the affairs of the Corporation. The daily operations are maintained and overseen by the Economic Development Director and his staff.
Term: Each Board Member serves a two-year term.
Members: The Board is comprised of seven members appointed by the City Council. Members shall be residents of the City of Cedar Park, and can be removed from the board at the will of Council.
- Rules of Procedure for the Type A Board of Directors [PDF]
- 4A Bylaws [PDF]
- Handbook for Economic Development (Type A) Board Members [PDF]
Economic Development Support for Existing Businesses
The City of Cedar Park’s Economic Development Department strives to foster a pro-growth environment that promotes local businesses. The City meets regularly with local businesses at their facilities to gain a better grasp of the business community’s activities as well as to share insight about incentives or programs designed to encourage their continued growth. By proactively addressing issues of concern, the City of Cedar Park demonstrates its commitment and appreciation of your investment in our community.
The City provides many services free of charge for area businesses to assist in their efforts to do business and expand in Cedar Park. The City of Cedar Park Economic Development Department works closely with regional partners such as the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, the Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce, Capital Certified Development Corporation (SBA), the Opportunity Austin program of the Austin Chamber of Commerce, the Pedernales Electric Cooperative and the Texas Workforce Commission to address the needs of businesses.
Available Free Services include:
- One-stop contact for City of Cedar Park information
- Area demographic data
- Available building/land database
- Expansion assistance
- Development Services Department coordination
- Infrastructure and traffic questions
- Area quality of life data