Cedar Park’s Thriving Workforce, Built for the Future


Cedar Park’s Thriving Workforce, Built for the Future

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With the booming Austin-Metropolitan area, Cedar Park has a talent pipeline that is unmatched in terms of candidates with higher education. STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) careers are exponentially growing and Cedar Park has the workforce to supply qualified applicants for these respective specialized markets.

Strong Talent Pipeline

Cedar Park companies enjoy access to a talented workforce with over 49 percent of Cedar Park residents having a Bachelor’s Degree or higher. Further, over 25,000 individuals with math or computer occupations reside within 10 miles of Cedar Park.

Diversity in Action

In today’s economy, diversity in a workforce is looked at as a driving factor for success.

Diversifying the workforce brings different perspectives to the table, allowing communities in order to better meet the needs of new businesses and existing businesses seeking talent. Cedar Park’s proximity to colleges and universities has created a diverse multitalented workforce for the City of Cedar Park.

Innovative Education

Cedar Park is within driving distance to several major universities in the area including The University of Texas, Concordia University, St. Edward’s University, Round Rock Campus – Texas A&M Health Science Center, Texas State University and Huston-Tillotson University.  Cedar Park is also home to the Austin Community College Cypress Creek Campus.  Together, these universities and community colleges graduate over 20,000 students on an annual basis – creating a talent pipeline into Cedar Park. These higher education institutions are increasing graduating students in emerging fields such as Computer and Information Sciences (1,018), Biological and Biomedical Sciences (1,391) and Engineering (1,880), to name a few.

Proven Results 

Cedar Park’s growth in emerging industries has an unrivaled track record of adapting to business demands. While Cedar Park is a young city – both in terms of its 1973 incorporation and population median age of 34.4 years.  Still, Cedar Park’s steadily- guided economic development over the years has resulted in Cedar Park emerging as the region’s next major job center.

Cedar Park is home to some of the world’s leading tech companies, such as Firefly Aerospace, ETS-Lindgren and Corvalent, and Fortune 500 Company National Oilwell Varco.  James Avery Artisan Jewelry is constructing its second headquarters in Cedar Park as well.   In 2019, Cedar Park was awarded the prestigious CEDA Award for its work to relocate clean energy hybrid trucking company Hyliion from Pennsylvania.

Cedar Park’s workforce is young, educated, hardworking and dedicated to being influential forces in their respective industries. With Cedar Park’s eye on the future and commitment to strategic economic development, Cedar Park will continue attracting the brightest and best talent in the region.