2022-23 PCC Guide

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2023 EDITION

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TABLE of CONTENTS

Welcome from The Pflugerville Chamber.....4 City Council............................................................5 Letter From The Mayor.....................................5 Helpful Numbers..................................................9 City Staff.................................................................9 Community Profile.............................................10 Annual Events......................................................12 Featured Article..................................................14 Play and Recreation...........................................16 Highlights From The Year................................21 Featured Article.................................................22 Community Facilities........................................24 Education.............................................................. 28 Membership Directory.....................................35 Chamber Member Index (Alphabetical)...35 Chamber Member Index (Category)..........43

The Pflugerville Community & Business Directory is a publication of The Pflugerville Chamber of Commerce

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WELCOME to PFLUGERVILLE

On behalf of our Pflugerville Community, Welcome!! Your Pflugerville Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit, member-based association that strives to connect businesses of any size to the community, encouraging job growth and economic strength. We have an amazing and welcoming team to assist in a positive outreach connection. We welcome educators, city council members, residents, and business owners to join the Chamber in championing Pflugerville’s growing economic success.

Every year we look forward to our Annual Business Awards Banquet & Silent Auction recognizing companies and organizations for their achievements and community contributions. All proceeds from the Silent Auction benefit our Pflugerville Area High Schools student scholarships. Our annual Pflugerville Pfamily Pfestival Expo is an amazing opportunity to promote your business, meet neighboring companies and gather our community together with vendor booths, music and entertainment. We also host monthly luncheons sponsored by partnered Chamber members with educational and informational seminars. Pflugerville has many attractions and activities such as trails, parks, lakes, entertainment venues and shopping. Our diversified economy is expanding with major companies moving in and contributing to the workforce. In conclusion, we invite consumers and companies to take advantage of all the Chamber has to offer by supporting the Pflugerville businesses listed in this publication. We are excited to introduce them to you. Sincerely, Melissa Lochansingh Biltmore at the Park Apartments, Chair of the Board of Directors, Pflugerville Chamber of Commerce

BOARD of DIRECTORS

Chair - Melissa Lochansingh, Property Manager Biltmore at the Park Past Chair - Gwendolyn Pyle, Customer & Field Marketing Manager Sealed Air Chair Elect - Chris Okafor, CPA Principal Okafor & Associates, P.C. Secretary - Mary Foss, Owner West Pecan Coffee + Beer Treasurer - Rick Davis, General Manager Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home and Cemeteries Deanna Bessner, Banker Chase Bank Pflugerville Dr. Douglas Killian, Superintendent Pflugerville Independent School District Joe E. Lopez, Director of Imaging Services St. David’s North Austin Medical Center

Karen Milley, Owner P.M. Art, Inc. Carey Savoie, Vice President Patient Services Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Pflugerville Zarmana Tarannum, Universal Banker Trust Bank Pflugerville Carrie Beamer, Realtor Beamer Home Group Crystal Connally, Business Retention and Workforce Director Pflugerville Community Development Corporation Connie Wooster, Branch Manager/Escrow Officer Independence Title Company, Pflugerville Sereniah Breland, Pflugerville City Manager City of Pflugerville

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PFLUGERVILLE CITY COUNCIL

The Pflugerville City Council regularly meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Pflugerville Justice Center at 1611 Pfennig Lane. City Council work sessions, when held, are at 6 p.m. Meetings can be watched online at pflugervilletx. gov/pftv or on the Public Access Channel 17. City Council positions are non-paid positions serving the residents of Pflugerville. To reach your city councilmembers, visit pflugervilletx.gov/city- government/city-council.

Mayor Victor Gonzales

Place 4 Rudy Metayer Place 5 Jim McDonald Place 6 David Rogers

Place 1, MAYOR PRO TEM Doug Weiss

Place 2 Ceasar Ruiz

Place 3 Kimberly Holiday

Welcome to Pflugerville. I’m glad you’ve chosen our amazing community. As a lifelong resident, I’ve had the privilege of watching as Pflugerville emerges as a thriving city. As I enter my third and final term as Mayor for the City of Pflugerville, I’m proud of the 18 years I have served on the Council including my service as your Mayor since 2016. Through these years, I have worked alongside City Council to help Pflugerville develop into what it is today and continue to envision and plan a great future. Where you shop makes a difference. When we shop at local businesses, choose a local medical provider, a local mechanic or local store, you are investing in jobs and services that help our city thrive and in return a continued investment into the community. You create the environment that welcomes even more businesses, restaurants, shopping centers, entertainment, and services to the area. Sincerely, Mayor Victor Gonzales

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Leaders for the future. PfISD is always searching for Business and Community Partners to add value to its CTE programs.

Examples of partnership activities: • Provide field trip to job-site, office

BE A PART OF IT ALL! Any Business or Community member interested in exploring a partnership with a PfISD CTE program may contact: Amber Ham, CTE Specialist amber.ham@pfisd.net or 512-594-0193. • Provide teacher professional learning through an externship (days or week-long, generally in summer) • Serve as an Industry Leadership Council member (meet 2-3 times yearly to review program quality, suggest updates, talk with teachers/students) • Mentor student(s), providing employability skill training, postsecondary guidance, industry expertise • Sponsor a CareerTechnical Student Organization (CTSO) by providing time and/or resources to prepare for competitions. • Hire a student as an intern. • Serve as a panelist to evaluate student projects • Share industry knowledge as a guest speaker • Participate in career fairs, REAL World Pflugerville Career Connections event • Co-teach a lesson with a CTE teacher, in an area of expertise • Train CTE Student Ambassadors on employability skills (resume writing, interviews, public speaking, networking, etc.)

Career & Technical Education Pugerville ISD

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CONNECTED! pflugervilletx.gov/connect

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HELPFUL NUMBERS CITY STAFF City Manager Sereniah Breland Deputy City Manager James Hartshorn Assistant City Manager Emily Barron Assistant City Manager Thomas Hunter Planning & Development Services Director Jeremy Frazzell Directory of Management Services Terri Toledo People + Culture Director Robbi Craig Parks & Recreation Director

Pflugerville Chamber of Commerce...........................512-251-7799 Pflugerville Post Office....................................................512-259-1965 Texas Department of Motor Vehicles......................512-486-2800 City Services City Hall...............................................................................512-990-6100 Economic Development................................................512-990-3725 Pflugerville Police (non-emergency)......................512-990-6700 Pflugerville Parks & Recreation..................................512-990-6350 Pflugerville Library..........................................................512-990-6375 Public Works....................................................................512-990-6400 Animal Control..................................................................512-990-7387 County Services Travis County ESD #2.......................................................512-251-2801 Travis County Courthouse............................................512-854-9020 Travis County Tax Office...............................................512-854-9437 Travis County Constable, Pct. 2.................................512-854-9697 Travis County Commissioner Jeffrey Travillion, Pct. 1 ..... 512-854-9111 County Judge Andy Brown.........................................512-854-9555 Utilities City of Pflugerville Utility Department....................512-990-6100 Atmos Energy..................................................................888-286-6700 Oncor Electric...................................................................877-269-4792 Windermere Utility Company....................................866-454-2334 Manville Water Supply Corporation.........................512-856-2488 Waste Connections...........................................................512-251-5622 Education Pflugerville ISD................................................................512-594-0000 Harmony Science Academy Pflugerville.................512-251-5000 IDEA Pflugerville..............................................................512-822-4700 Concordia High School...................................................512-248-2547 E3 Christian Academy and Homeschool...............512-520-4200 US Senate Sen. Ted Cruz.....................................................................512-916-5834 Sen. John Cornyn............................................................512-469-6034 US House Rep. Michael T. McCaul, District 10.............................512-473-2357 Rep. Pete Sessions, District 17..................................254-633-4500 Texas House of Representatives Rep. Sheryl Cole, District 46......................................512-463-0506 Rep. James Talarico District 50...................................512-463-0821 Texas State Senate Sen. Sarah Eckhardt, District 14.................................512-693-8683

Shane Mize City Engineer

Patricia Davis Library Director Jennifer Griswold

City Secretary Trista Evans Police Chief Jason O’Malley COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION Economic Development Director Amy Madison Director of Business Development Christian Kurtz Marketing Communications Manager Veronica Ramirez Business Retention & Workforce Director Crystal Connally

Finance Coordinator Salom W. J. Tsoka Executive Assistant Alisa Richey

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We’re Not Austin. But We’re Close.

Community Profile Pflugerville works in conjunction with the State of Texas and other regional cities to round out its robust economic development efforts. The City considers all economic development opportunities that bring capital investment, workforce opportunities and quality of life. Target industries include Advanced Technology and Manufacturing, Life Sciences, Software and IT, Headquarters and Corporate Campuses. Pflugerville, Texas

Labor Pool and Workforce Regional Labor Shed

Pflugerville is professionally connected to the greater Austin region. Each day, we draw workers from numerous counties. This broad, regional labor shed is a significant asset to the community – expanding the pool of available labor in Pflugerville to nearly 800,000 working adults within the broader region. Educational Attainment Population 25 Years and Over 38,654 High School Graduate or Higher ................................................................... 93.6% Bachelor’s Degree or Higher .............................................................................. 37% Source: U.S. Census ACS 2021 Quick Facts Age Distribution Under 19 Years Old ........................................................................................... 30.7% 20 - 34 .................................................................................................................... 19.4% 35 - 54 .................................................................................................................... 32.3% 55 - 64 .................................................................................................................... 10.7% 65+ ............................................................................................................................ 9.4% Source: U.S. Census ACS 2021 Quick Facts Higher Education Opportunities Four-Year Colleges & Universities ∙ Art Institute of Austin ∙ University of Texas at Austin ∙ Texas State University ∙ Texas Health and Science University ∙ Southwestern University ∙ Concordia University ∙ Huston-Tillotson University ∙ South University – Austin

Pflugerville is at the center of the Texas Triangle, connected by I-35, I-45 and I-10, where over 75% of the Texas available workforce is located.

Population We’re a Fast-Growing Community

During the past 10 years, Pflugerville has more than tripled in size to become one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. with a population of over 71,000 according the city of Pflugerville. Our estimated build out in our community in the next 25 years is over 250,000 residents.

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Pflugerville Travis County

71, 024

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∙ Strayer University ∙ DeVry University ∙ National American University ∙ University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

∙ Texas A&M University ∙ St. Edwards University ∙ Baylor University ∙ Texas Lutheran University Community Colleges & Technical Schools

1,273, 954 1, 290, 188 1,305,154 1, 343, 372

Source: U.S. Census Bureau 2019 Population Estimates

Population by Race Hispanic ......................................... 30.7% American Indian ............................ 0.2% Asian ................................................... 7.3% Black or African American . . . . . . . . 14.7% Source: U.S. Census ACS 2021 Quick Facts Households

White ..................................... 63.8% Multiple Races ...................... 8.9% Other Race ........................... 10.1%

∙ Temple College ∙ Central Texas College ∙ CyberTex Inst. of Technology ∙ Recording Conversatory of Austin ∙ Southern Careers Institute

∙ Austin Community College ∙ Texas State Technical College ∙ National American University ∙ Virginia College

∙ Le Cordon Bleu – Austin ∙ Auguste Escoffier – Texas ∙ The College of Health Care Professions ∙ E. Williamson County Higher Education Center

Number of Households .................................................................................... 22, 210 Median Household Income .......................................................................... $ 93,700 Source: U.S. Census ACS 2021 Quick Facts

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Location Pflugerville is located in the center of the Texas Triangle. Where 75% of the state population and workforce is located. Pflugerville is northeast of downtown Austin in Central Texas, one of the fastest growth regions in the nation. State highways 45 and 130 and Interstate Highway 35 offer direct access to other nearby cities and a quick route to nearby airports. Quality of life is a top priority, with residents enjoying the beautiful Lake Pflugerville, an elaborate trail system, shopping areas, new restaurants, and the community’s many parades and festivals. Annual Average Temperature ........................................................... 70 F/21.11 C Average Days of Sunshine ................................................................................... 300 Incentives and Tax Exemptions

Airports An international airport and three commuter airports serve Pflugerville.

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Runway Length: 12,250’ 20-minute drive from Pflugerville via SH-130 Austin Executive Airport Runway Length: 6,025’ 10-minute drive from Pflugerville via SH-130 Georgetown Municipal Airport Runway Length: 5,000’ 20-minute drive north of Pflugerville via IH-35 Taylor Municipal Airport Runway Length: 5,000’ 20-minute drive from Pflugerville San Marcos Regional Airport Runway Length: 4,000’ 57-minute drive from Pflugerville Infrastructure Transmission and Delivery System Oncor Electric Delivery Reliability: 99.9513768605 Electric Rates Deregulated market negotiable Rates as low as $0.045 kWh

∙ Economic Development Grants ∙ Chapter 380/381 Agreements ∙ Tax Abatement ∙ Workforce Development and Training Grants ∙ Triple Freeport Exemption ∙ Tax Increment Financing ∙ Opportunity Zones ∙ Foreign Trade Zone – 183 ∙ EB5 (Immigrant Investor Visa Program) Local Tax Rates City of Pflugerville Total Sales Tax Rate Per $1 of Taxable Purchase: $0.0825

Property Tax Rates – per $100 of Taxable Value City of Pflugerville .......................................................................................... $0.4813 Travis County ................................................................................................... $0.3182 Travis County ESD #2 (Fire and EMS) ....................................................... $0.0900 Pflugerville ISD (School District) ............................................................... $1.2646 Travis County Healthcare District ............................................................... $0.987 Transportation Highways Pflugerville has immediate access to several major roadways, including Interstate Highway 35 – the main trade corridor for the United States, Canada and Mexico. State Highways 45 and 130 also run through the middle of the city, offering alternate north-south and east-west routes throughout the Austin area and beyond. Local Logistics ∙ Emery Air ∙ Federal Express ∙ JB Hunt Rail Intermodal freight transport -RCR Taylor Logistics Park - San Antonio (SAIT) (Approx. 120 miles) Passenger Transport ∙ Tandem Logistics ∙ United Parcel Service

Natural Gas Atmos Energy Water Supply City of Pflugerville

Source: Colorado River, 3 Deep Wells, Lake Pflugerville Maximum Daily System Capacity: 17,000,000 MGD Sewer System Treatment Plan Type: Activated Sludge Carousel Maximum Capacity: 5,300,000 MGD Telecommunications ∙ AT&T ∙ Grande Communications ∙ Suddenlink ∙ Spectrum ∙ Alpheus

Fiber service and digital switch technology available.

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- Amtrak Temple Station (Approx. 60 miles) - Amtrak Taylor Station (Approx. 26 miles)

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ANNUAL EVENTS

DEUTSCHEN PFEST www.deutschenpfest.com Pflugerville’s most popular pfestival, the

JULY 4TH PFIREWORKS www.pflugervilletx.gov/pfirecracker We are planning a fireworks show on July 4th in partnership with Typhoon Texas. Fireworks will launch on July 4 at approx. 9 p.m. from the field next to the waterpark located at the intersection of SH 130 and Pflugerville Parkway. The central location will allow for viewing across Pflugerville. Enjoy the show!

Deutschen Pfest is held every year in Pfluger Park on the third weekend in October. The pfestival schedule is always bursting with pfun with live music, food, beer, over 70+ vendors, pfree kids area and end on Sunday with our Pfun Run and Community Pfair at Pfennig Park!

PFESTIVAL OF LIGHTS www.pflugervilletx.gov/holidays Pflugerville Pfestival of Lights is held the first Saturday in December in downtown Pflugerville. Each year, the City partners with the Knights of Columbus Council’s Christmas Parade to celebrate the season. The event includes holiday music, refreshments, Santa and the tree lighting.

PFAMILY PFESTIVAL AND CHAMBER EXPO www.pfchamber.com Find out more about what Pflugerville businesses have to offer during this fun-filled family experience. Hundreds of people attend this popular event each year. The free event provides area businesses with an opportunity to showcase their products and services to the community. There are prizes, food vendors, children’s activities, and entertainment throughout the day.

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REWARDING EVENTS

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EARN POINTS PER EVENT. Hold any type of event, and whether it’s a conference, business meeting, or social gathering, you’ll qualify for points. Book 10 rooms or more for at least one night or a catered-only event, such as a meeting, reception, banquet, wedding, or reunion, and you’ll earn 2 points for every US$1 spent on all eligible charges, including rooms, food and beverage, audio-visual charges, and more. ACHIEVE ELITE STATUS WITH ELITE NIGHT CREDITS. Earn more as you achieve Elite status. For each qualifying event, base members can earn up to 60,000 (2 points per US$1), while Platinum Premier Elite members can earn up to 105,000 points per qualifying event. Get 10 Elite Night Credits when you book your first meeting-and achieve Silver Elite status automatically. Plus, you’ll earn one Elite Night Credit for every additional 20 room nights you book-up to 20 Elite Night Credits per contract. Continue to hold qualifying events throughout the year, and you’ll enjoy higher status and richer rewards.

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INVESTMENT PROFILE: PFLUGERVILLE, TEXAS FEATURED ARTICLE

Finding the Sweet

Spot in Central Texas

Entrepreneurial spirit, diverse workforce fuel business success in Pflugerville. C ooking up the right mix for an effective business plan may sometimes mean following a non- traditional recipe. Patricia Bedford did just that when

by RON STARNER ron.starner@siteselection.com

who adhere to her motto: “A party without cake is just a meeting.” Bedford moved to Pflugerville in 2016 while she was still working in Corporate America as an engineer. “I picked this as the place I wanted to settle down and build my life. I started doing the

trailer I have now. I opened my trailer in downtown Pflugerville that December.” The business grew so fast that she plans to expand into a bricks-and-mortar shop in town soon. “I moved here from Dallas, but I’m originally from Austin. I moved back here when I got a job offer from Dell,” says Bedford. Why Pflugerville? “I found it to be an up-and-coming city with lots of potential. It was not that far from where I would be working, and it was not too far from where I grew up in Austin,” she notes. “A candidate who is now mayor reached out. He asked what I needed as a small business. I was able to get engaged quickly as a small business. The community embraced me.” Embracing local flavor is her secret ingredient, she adds. “I offer home- cooked goodness. I use premium ingredients and bake from scratch. I

she launched her Suga’s Cakery business a few years ago in Pflugerville, Texas. After a successful 10-year career in computer engineering in the Austin area, Bedford decided it was time for a change. So, she exchanged her slide rule for a spatula. “My late grandma, who everyone called ‘Suga,’ inspired the whole thing,” says Bedford. “It started as a hobby years ago as a way to keep my family together. Eventually, my friends and family said, ‘You should turn this into a business.’” That business became Suga’s Cakery, named after the family matriarch, and today it enjoys a following of cake lovers

Patricia Bedford, Suga’s Cakery

business full-time in 2018, but I was still working from home,” she adds. “Around the summer of 2020, I did a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to get the food

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make classic flavors. I also offer banana pudding and peach cobbler, along with vegan and gluten-free products. People love local flavor here. If you’re authentic, they’ll back you 100%. All you have to do is put your best foot forward.” In addition to her day job, Bedford serves as vice president of the Pflugerville Black Business Builders, where she delivers business education and networking opportunities for minority- owned businesses. make classic flavors. I also offer banana pudding and peach cobbler, along with vegan and gluten-free products. People love local flavor here. If you’re authentic, they’ll back you 100%. All you have to do is put your best foot forward.” In addition to her day job, Bedford serves as vice president of the Pflugerville Black Business Builders, where she delivers business education and networking opportunities for minority- owned businesses. What Makes Pflugerville Stand Out? Tony DeLisi, senior manager of economic development advisory services for Ernst & Young LLP, calls Bedford a model success story for the community. What Makes Pflugerville Stand Out? Tony DeLisi, senior manager of economic development advisory services for Ernst & Young LLP, calls Bedford a model success story for the community. “Pflugerville is the most diverse city in the Austin metro region,” he notes. “Issues around race and racism are big topics in Austin. Pflugerville is incredibly diverse and fairly equitable. This community has a great story to tell. It is a very welcoming community. It is more affordable than other places in the metro area, but it is not a low- income community. This is a good place economically for people of color.” DeLisi says that Pflugerville stands out in the Austin region due to the community’s well-qualified workforce and great quality of life. “There are challenges around affordability in Travis County and the City of Austin,” he says. “Pflugerville, though, is exceptional. It is not an exurb. They are closer than most DeLisi says that Pflugerville stands out in the Austin region due to the community’s well-qualified workforce and great quality of life. “There are challenges around affordability in Travis County and the City of Austin,” he says. “Pflugerville, though, is exceptional. It is not an exurb. They are closer than most of the suburbs that have historically seen growth. People are recognizing all this undeveloped space and all this opportunity east of I-35. There is land available for development here, including large-scale properties.” DeLisi says he wants people to know that “Pflugerville is racially diverse, highly equitable, with great schools and great neighborhoods. Plus, they have a very proactive Pflugerville Community Development Corp. The community sees the value of jobs, and the leadership has a vision for the future. From a workforce standpoint, Executive that “Pflugerville is racially diverse, highly equitable, with great schools and great neighborhoods. Plus, they have a very proactive Pflugerville Community Development Corp. The community sees the value of jobs, and the leadership has a vision for the future. From a workforce standpoint, Executive “Pflugerville is the most diverse city in the Austin metro region,” he notes. “Issues around race and racism are big topics in Austin. Pflugerville is incredibly diverse and fairly equitable. This community has a great story to tell. It is a very welcoming community. It is more affordable than other places in the metro area, but it is not a low- income community. This is a good place economically for people of color.” of the suburbs that have historically seen growth. People are recognizing all this undeveloped space and all this opportunity east of I-35. There is land available for development here, including large-scale properties.” DeLisi says he wants people to know

Director Amy Madison has done so many things with training programs to help employers.” Rudy Metayer, city council member in Pflugerville and executive director of the Texas Black Caucus Commission, says, “I moved here when the city was an older, white, German community. We were looking for a place that had great affordability. Our house had been Director Amy Madison has done so many things with training programs to help employers.” Rudy Metayer, city council member in Pflugerville and executive director of the Texas Black Caucus Commission, says, “I moved here when the city was an older, white, German community. We were looking for a place that had great affordability. Our house had been You don’t have to convince your diverse workforce to move here. They already live here, and they have the skillsets.” – Rudy Metayer , City Councilman, City of Pflugerville robbed twice in six months elsewhere in the metro area. At that time, my wife and her family were one of the few Black families in Pflugerville.” Demographic trends changed that. “This is now a majority-minority community,” says Metayer. “People want to live in a diverse community. That is why they come here. That fundamental shift in Pflugerville happened. We’ve seen true systemic changes in demographics.” Metayer says “Our Police Department has a 95% approval rating. Folks here know that what’s good for business can be good for the citizens too.” That does not mean people ignore past or present-day realities. “The community respects our past while embracing our future. The council here is forward-thinking,” he says. “You need infrastructure to grow, and you have a That does not mean people ignore past or present-day realities. “The community respects our past while embracing our future. The council here is forward-thinking,” he says. “You need infrastructure to grow, and you have a council here that focuses on that.” Today, Pflugerville is the second- biggest city in Travis County and a thriving hotbed of additive manufacturing companies employing highly skilled workers using advanced technology. manufacturing companies employing highly skilled workers using advanced technology. You don’t have to convince your diverse workforce to move here. They already live here, and they have the skillsets.” – Rudy Metayer , City Councilman, City of Pflugerville robbed twice in six months elsewhere in the metro area. At that time, my wife and her family were one of the few Black families in Pflugerville.” Demographic trends changed that. “This is now a majority-minority community,” says Metayer. “People want to live in a diverse community. That is why they come here. That fundamental shift in Pflugerville happened. We’ve seen true systemic changes in demographics.” Metayer says “Our Police Department has a 95% approval rating. Folks here know that what’s good for business can be good for the citizens too.” council here that focuses on that.” Today, Pflugerville is the second- biggest city in Travis County and a thriving hotbed of additive

Employers Embrace Diverse Workforce “Who would have thought that 3D printing would be our niche?” asks Metayer. “We are at a moment when wages are not keeping up with inflation. The only way we are going to thrive is by having a robust workforce in a growing business sector. Employers here see workforce diversity as an asset.” For Metayer, the issue of diversity, equity and inclusion is personal. “My parents are Haitian immigrants. I am a first-generation person here,” he notes. “I’ve seen the shift in demographics. I’m part of it. I’m also the author of a diversity report card for major law firms in the area. We always ask, what can we do about diversity efforts? That’s why it is so great for the corporate audience; it is easy to recruit here. You don’t have to convince your diverse workforce to move here. They already live here, and they have the skillsets. The population is trainable too.” He adds that it’s important for kids in Texas to see diversity in leadership. “When I was 4 years old, my parents would read books to me. I saw pictures of Martin Luther King and Thurgood Marshall. Today, 38 years later, I am doing that work. I am an attorney because my parents introduced me to Thurgood Marshall. Nobody else in my family is a lawyer. When you see people like yourself in positions of leadership and service in your community – doing that work. I am an attorney because my parents introduced me to Thurgood Marshall. Nobody else in my family is a lawyer. When you see people like yourself in positions of leadership and service in your community – whether it’s a council member, police officer or firefighter – it makes a real difference. Those things matter. They become baked into the fabric of the community. That is powerful.” He adds that it’s important for kids in Texas to see diversity in leadership. “When I was 4 years old, my parents would read books to me. I saw pictures of Martin Luther King and Thurgood Marshall. Today, 38 years later, I am whether it’s a council member, police officer or firefighter – it makes a real difference. Those things matter. They become baked into the fabric of the community. That is powerful.” Employers Embrace Diverse Workforce “Who would have thought that 3D printing would be our niche?” asks Metayer. “We are at a moment when wages are not keeping up with inflation. The only way we are going to thrive is by having a robust workforce in a growing business sector. Employers here see workforce diversity as an asset.” For Metayer, the issue of diversity, equity and inclusion is personal. “My parents are Haitian immigrants. I am a first-generation person here,” he notes. “I’ve seen the shift in demographics. I’m part of it. I’m also the author of a diversity report card for major law firms in the area. We always ask, what can we do about diversity efforts? That’s why it is so great for the corporate audience; it is easy to recruit here. You don’t have to convince your diverse workforce to move here. They already live here, and they have the skillsets. The population is trainable too.”

This Investment Profile was prepared under the auspices of the Pflugerville Community Development Corp. For more information, contact Amy Madison at 512-990-3725 or amym@pfdevelopment.com. On the web, go to www.pfdevelopment.com. contact Amy Madison at 512-990-3725 or amym@pfdevelopment.com. On the web, go to www.pfdevelopment.com. This Investment Profile was prepared under the auspices of the Pflugerville Community Development Corp. For more information,

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PLAY and RECREATION

PFLUGERVILLE PFARMERS MARKET

pflugervilletx.gov/for-visitors/pfarmers-market The Green Red Barn at Heritage Park 901 Old Austin-Hutto Road Pflugerville Pfarmers Market brings fresh, locally grown and prepared foods to the Pflugerville community. Vendors sell a variety of produce including tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, squash, okra, garlic, melons, peaches, and grapes; artisan baked goods; honey; flowers; eggs; free-range meats; jarred salsas, pickles and jams; fruits and plants. Craft items are often available for purchase, and live music is on site on selected dates. Pflugerville Pfarmers Market is in season from May - October.

HERITAGE HOUSE MUSEUM

512-990-6375 | pflugervilletx.gov/heritagehouse 901 Old Austin Hutto Road Heritage House Museum celebrates Pflugerville’s historic past. Located in Heritage Park at 901 Old Austin Hutto Road. The museum is open the first Sunday of each month from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. and for special events. The Heritage House is also open in conjunction with the Pfarmers Market on Tuesdays from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Tour the historic Bohls house and see highlights from rural farm life in Pflugerville.

parks.pflugervilletx.gov 200 Immanuel Road BOHLS SKATE PARK

512-990-6400 | parks.pflugervilletx.gov 18216 Weiss Lane LAKE PFLUGERVILLE Lake Pflugerville is the place to walk, jog, fish, swim and play. With a 3.1 mile trail around the entire lake, fishing piers and a bathing beach, this is a great place to cool off on your visit to Pflugerville. On windy days, kite surfers are often seen flying over the lake. During summer months you can rent a paddleboard, canoe or kayak for extra fun on the water. The north shore amenities include the Pflug Fun boat rentals, playground, pavilion, picnic tables, fishing piers and restrooms. Take the trail to the south side for additional fishing piers and great kite flying shorelines!

Bohls Skate Park is the place to grab your board or bike, try some new spins, and show off a few flips to your friends. It’s a great spot located north of the Recreation Center parking lot, in the shade, just off the walking trail. The skate spot is open from dawn to 10 p.m. 512-252-1664 | outlawpaintballfield.com 824 Grand Avenue Parkway OUTLAW PAINTBALL The place for fun and excitement like never before. Players compete in teams or individually, eliminating their opponents by tagging them with non-toxic and biodegradable paintballs, or capsules containing water-soluble dye in a gelatin shell.

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SPARE TIME TEXAS 512-647-1700 | sparetimetexas.com/pflugerville 1724 FM 685 Bowl, dine and unwind. Bring your friends and family together with a modern bowling experience on their Classic Lanes or upgrade to The Pin House for a VIP experience! Guests can also enjoy heart-pounding thrills in the two-story Laser Tag arena and the latest and greatest arcade experiences in their Game Room! Hungry? Shakers Bar + Grill has you covered with an extensive menu of chef-prepared favorites, with delightfully delicious beverages to match! Relax in the dining room or enjoy lane-side service while you bowl. Spare Time Texas is also a premiere event venue, perfect for birthday parties, company meetings and everything in between, for any size group! parks.traviscountytx.gov/parks/northeast-metro 15500 Sun Light Near Way THE BMX RACE TRACK The BMX Race Track is a one of a kind national level race track that’s home to Central Texas BMX races. Central Texas BMX is run by volunteers and operated by veteran professional racer, Jason Crouch. The track is open only during sanctioned events.

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D-BAT Baseball & Softball Academy of Austin is one of the premier baseball and softball training facilities in the country. D-BAT was founded with the vision to provide a teaching environment with quality instruction to enhance the baseball and softball experience for players at all levels from Little League through the collegiate and professional levels. D-BAT provides high-quality baseball instruction from former professional and collegiate players, professional softball instruction from former collegiate players, over 50 camps/clinics yearly, baseball and softball pitching machines, and a fully stocked pro-shop.

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THE PFLUGERVILLE RECREATION CENTER 512-990-6350 pflugervilletx.gov/recreationcenter 400 Immanuel Road The Pflugerville Recreation Center includes a large gymnasium with two basketball half courts, playroom, workout facility and meeting space. An indoor walking track and weight room allows you the opportunity to work-out rain or shine! The “Pfitness” room includes circuit training, free weights and cardio equipment. You can also enjoy ping-pong, foosball, billiards, and air hockey in the game room. A visitor day pass to the facility is only $5. COMMUNITY FACILITIES

THE GREEN RED BARN AT HERITAGE PARK 512-990-6350 parks.pflugervilletx.gov/parks-facilities/ rental-facilities/green-red-barn 901 Old Austin Hutto Road The Green Red Barn at Heritage Park is a red barn, but we call it the Green Red Barn because it is a recognized renewable energy facility equipped with solar panels and wind turbines! The Green Red Barn is where the Pfarmer’s Market is held from May – October and is used year-round for special events as a rental facility by the community. Located in Heritage Park, the Barn is adjacent to Scott Mentzer Pool and the Heritage House Museum. A trail, bocce ball court, covered playground and volleyball courts are onsite.

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Pfluger Hall is deeply rooted in the Pflugerville community as a cherished venue. Built in 1986 by the Pflugerville Volunteer Fire Department, the Hall was a mainstay in the community for BBQ dinners, pancake breakfasts, and many other events that raised money for the Department. Today it remains one of Pflugerville’s most sought-after venues for gatherings as intimate as a family birthday party to a 300-guest wedding reception.

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The Pflugerville Public Library has something for the entire community. They are open seven days a week and offer a variety of programs for every age group. They have a large collection of books, DVD’s, CD’s, audiobooks, and magazines available. The library has a maker space (Pfab lab), meeting rooms, public computers, free Wi-Fi, and more.

The Best Little Plaza in Texas is Pflugerville’s newest plaza. Located in Downtown Pflugerville, this fun and interactive plaza is a great place to relax and enjoy your time. The plaza features space for art, murals, gardens, interactive musical instruments, a stage and seating areas. Special events are held throughout the year in the plaza.

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