Business Climate

Cedar Park boasts an energetic and diverse mix of businesses including regional or national headquarters, defense and aerospace, healthcare and biotechnology, software development, clean technology and advanced manufacturing.

Cost of Living Index (COLI)

Source: Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness, 2019

Sales Tax per $1 taxable purchase

State of Texas
$0.0625
City of Cedar Park $0.0125
Cedar Park Economic Development Corporation$0.00375
Cedar Park Community Development Corporation$0.005
Total$0.0825

Property Tax Rates per $100 of taxable value

City of Cedar Park
$0.447
Williamson County$0.418719
Austin Community College$0.1049
Williamson County FM/RD$0.04
Leander ISD$1.4375
Upper Brushy Creek WCID$0.02
Total$2.468119

With our low tax burden and competitive regulatory environment, Cedar Park compares very favorably to areas throughout the country. To see how Cedar Park compares to your area, please see comparison tools below.

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Cedar Park is proud to be a pro-business community. Key advantages in being located in Cedar Park include:

  • No corporate income tax
  • No personal income tax
  • Right-to-work state
  • Business-friendly low-regulatory climate
  • Streamlined permitting

Right To Work

Texas is a right-to-work state. This means that under the Texas Labor Code, a person cannot be denied employment because of membership or non-membership in a labor union or other labor organization. Tex. Labor Code Ann. ยงยง 101.001, et al.

Texas laws protect employees from threats, force, intimidation, or coercion for choosing to either participate or not participate in a union. In other words, the choice of whether to join a labor union is yours; you may not be required to join or pay dues to a union as a condition of employment, nor may you be denied employment because you have joined a union.