TEDC Honors Chamber for Vacant Building Reuse
ROUND ROCK, Texas – The Round Rock Chamber today announced that it has received a merit recognition award for outstanding achievement in community economic development. The honor, which was awarded by the Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC), recognizes the Round Rock Chamber’s economic development team for their real estate redevelopment and reuse of two vacant buildings in the city.
The targeted campaign began in 2012 and focused on the largest vacant buildings in the city. Both buildings have now been repurposed. One is home to Airco Mechanical’s Central Texas headquarters, and the other to ProPortion Foods. Combined, the focused redevelopment project filled approximately 250,000 square feet of vacant space and represents a $30 million capital investment, 1,000 direct jobs, and 675 indirect jobs.
“This recognition bolsters our focus on continuing to produce significant economic generation wins that create jobs, capital investment, and greater household income,” said Ben White, the chamber’s vice president of economic development.
The chamber’s economic development team worked directly with the city council and city administration to identify the needs to fill the buildings and from there set out to identify and recruit specific prospects to these buildings.
About the Round Rock Chamber
The Round Rock Chamber is one of the largest and most active business organizations in Central Texas. Its approximately 1,000 investors collectively employ more than 25,000 people in the area. It is also the region’s only accredited chamber by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. For more information, visit www.roundrockchamber.org.