Located northeast of Austin in Williamson County, the fourth-fastest growing county in the State of Texas, the City of Hutto has experienced rapid growth since 2000. Once a rural Texas town with a population of 1,250 in 2000, Hutto is now home to an estimated 25,000 people, positioning itself to become a lively and integral part of the Austin Metropolitan region. With recent recognitions including the “Top Place in Texas to Raise a Family”, the “#1 Local City (in the Austin area) For Young Couples”, “One of the Top 5 Safest Cities in Texas”, and “One of the Top 100 Places in Major Markets to Locate a Business”, Hutto is consistently ranked as one of the fastest growing and safest cities in the country.
Just 25 minutes from the heart of the Texas State Capitol and 30 minutes from the Austin Bergstrom International Airport via the new SH-130 tollway, the City of Hutto is well positioned for economic growth. With quick access to State Highway 130, Interstate 35, US Highway 79, and the Union Pacific Red Line, Hutto provides convenient transportation routes to the greater Texas region.
Those who call Hutto home are attracted to its strong sense of community, rich history, affordable housing and attractive neighborhoods, low crime, high performing school district, access to higher education institutions, and plentiful open space; all of which come together to provide a high quality of life just outside of Austin. As the city continues to grow, it aims to be a family-friendly community that provides superior public safety, outstanding fiscal responsibility, a diversified economy, and an exceptional quality of life. Here, the importance of a diverse community is recognized as it will directly affect the quality of life of the community and its residents.
That being said, the City Council’s goal is to take a comprehensive approach towards economic development by focusing their efforts on the preparation of an Economic Development Policy that will become a roadmap for gaining a current and accurate understanding of where the community now stands in terms of its business climate, where it wants to go, and how it gets there.
To learn more about the City of Hutto's Economic Development plan, please click here. For more information, please contact Assistant City Manager Helen Ramirez.