Over the past few years, Cedar Park and the region have received a steady influx of high-tech companies, such as Dell Technologies, ETS-Lindgren, Apple and Hyliion. Another arrival to this burgeoning high-tech cluster is Firefly Aerospace. A recent NASA contract winner, Firefly Aerospace designs and builds lunar landers, as well as launches vehicles into low earth orbit.

One of the fastest-growing cities in the sprawling Austin metro area, Cedar Park was also named the fourth-most-connected small city in the United States this year by broadband telecom provider Allconnect. That connectivity has allowed entire households to thrive amid the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Businesses in Cedar Park appreciate the minimal disruption experienced by their employees who can work away from their physical offices. This convenience became possible because of the investment in infrastructure made in the past few years.

In recognition of the foresight and competence of Cedar Park’s government and economic development team, the Texas Economic Development Council gave the city an Economic Excellence Recognition award in February.

“We work as a team, and we bend backward to accommodate the requests of all our economic stakeholders. The CEOs of the companies have my direct number, and they can reach me directly. We’re here to help them become successful,” said Cedar Park Director of Economic Development Ben White.

The innovation, access to resources and connectivity of Cedar Park make it the ideal location for Japanese companies looking for a new market in which to grow and expand.

“We are one of the most pro-business communities in Texas, which is among the most proactive states in the country. We’re here to welcome new corporations into our community,” White said.