The City of Leander recently awarded CMP Management, an Austin-based management service
provider for professional associations, a $20,000 grant as part of its Old Town Incentive
Program after the company committed to relocate to the City’s Old Town District earlier this
“CMP is exactly the type of company Leander is looking to attract,” says the City’s Economic
Development Director Mark Willis, “they diversify the employment base, bring quality jobs to
the City and allow more of our population to remain close to home in regards to their work
CMP Management currently has 18 employees and 24 clients, and owners Carolyn and Joel
Price have witnessed 20 percent annual growth at the company over the last five years. Both
are pleased with their move to Leander.
“We personally moved to Leander two years ago from Round Rock for a little more space,” said
Joel. “We had been commuting back and forth to the Arboretum, and then asked ‘Why?’ Once
we found out how convenient and quaint Old Town was, and an opportunity presented itself,
we jumped on it. I would say that affordability and a reverse commute for all of our Austin-
based employees were the two biggest factors in our decision.”
“With the Austin Community College expansion and other businesses moving to Leander, as
well as the Old Town events sponsored by the Leander Chamber of Commerce, this is just the
right mix of small town living and opportunity,” said Joel. “To have access to all the Austin
offers, coupled with the growth opportunities and affordability of Leander, I think this is a
perfect combination.”
The City of Leander started its Old Town Incentive Program in 2016 to spur development in the
city’s Old Town District and to encourage small business growth. Companies are able to use the
financial assistance for construction or other needed infrastructure such as water lines and
sidewalks, or for loans that contribute to increases in district property tax value.
Since 2016 the City has awarded a total of $140,000 in grants to three other Old Town
businesses including Casa Costa Bake Shop, Ponyfoot Public House and Texas Office Machines.
When asked about the Old Town Incentive Program, Joel said, “We were thrilled when we
found out about the Old Town grant. Having the ability to invest in our location and help
rejuvenate Old Town is a huge bonus. The funds really took the sting out of our relocation.”

For more information about Leander, Texas, or the Old Town Grant Incentive Program, call the
City of Leander Economic Development Division at 512-528- 2852 or got to .