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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the Seguin Economic Development Corporation, and what do we do?

The Seguin Economic Development Corporation is a Type A Economic Development Corporation intended to facilitate the growth of business within the City in order to create new job opportunities for our residents. Since 1994, the Seguin Economic Development Corporation has worked to promote Seguin as a premiere destination for businesses looking to expand or relocate. Voter created, the SEDC collects a 1/4th cent of Seguin’s sales tax to market Seguin and provide incentives to industries such as manufacturing, biotechnical, distribution, energy and technology. The SEDC works with existing companies in Seguin and prospective businesses that are looking to expand or relocate their operations. The Department facilitates that growth through a variety of methods including financial assistance and site selection services. Job creation is accomplished with the assistance of economic development organizations working in cooperation with private industry and through partnerships of local, state and federal government programs. Read more here.


Does the SEDC offer financial assistance/incentives for business development and/or expansion?

The SEDC offers qualifying business and industry a series of creative financial incentive programs to promote job growth and development. For more information regarding financial incentives and programs available in Seguin, visit our Business Services page.

What programs are available for small business?

Assistance for small businesses is available through the UTSA Small Business Development Center. Every Tuesday there is a representative present in the Seguin Economic Development office to help with all your small business needs. For more information, visit our Small Business Development Page.

Does the SEDC have information on sites and/or buildings available for sale or lease?

The Seguin Economic Development Corporation maintains a list of available sites and buildings. Please view our Available Properties page to learn more.

Does the City have a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) and what are the benefits of being located in a Foreign Trade Zone?

Yes, Seguin, Texas is partially located in FTZ 80. Foreign Trade Zones are designated, secure sites physically located inside the borders of the United States but considered outside of the U.S. Customs Territory. A company can apply to designate part or all of their own facility as an FTZ. Companies that export or import products can save money on tariffs and compete more effectively in the global market place. Foreign and domestic merchandise may enter the zone without a formal customs entry or the payment of customs duties and be exempt from federal and state use/excise and personal property taxes.

The San Antonio region is designated as FTZ 80. The city’s strategic geographic location and quality infrastructure offer companies a competitive advantage. The accessibility to interstate highways and rail cocnnectivity provide businesses with the ability to efficiently connect to supply chains and customers faster. Interstates 10, 35, 37 connect San Antonio to the east and west coasts, Canada and Mexico.
 
 
Where should I locate my business?
A variety of resources can help you find a business location in City of Seguin: City staff, Seguin Economic Development Corporation, commercial brokers and website listings. For more information, please visit the City of Seguin’s website. When considering a business location, you should also consider zoning requirements & regulations. Visit the Planning and Zoning Department's page to obtain zoning clearance for your business location.


How can I find out which licenses and permits I need for my business?
The City of Seguin Permit department will help you determine which local, regional, state and federal licenses and permits you will need for your business operation. Contact the Permit Department for more information.
City of Seguin Permit Department
Hours: Monday - Friday (9 a.m. – 4:30p.m.)
Address: 205 N River St., Seguin, Texas 78155
Phone: (830) 401-2305, 
Fax: (830) 401-2430.
 

Who can I contact with additional questions?
Need more information or have questions that are not answered by this web site? Assistance from our team of professionals is just a phone call or email away, please visit our Contact Us page.

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