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, SEDC receives a portion of Seguin’s sales tax to market Seguin and provide incentives to industries such as manufacturing, biotechnical, distribution, energy and technology. SEDC works with existing companies in Seguin and new businesses that are looking to expand their operations.
Seguin has a lot to offer businesses looking for a new location.
EXISTING INDUSTRY & INFRASTRUCTURE
Seguin is recognized for having the highest manufacturing jobs per capita in the state of Texas, with almost twice the national average manufacturing jobs. Seguin is home to Caterpillar, Cavco Industries, Alamo Industrial, Continental Automotive Systems, Tyson Foods, CMC Steel Texas, Minigrip, Star Manufacturing, Niagara Bottling Inc. and Hexcel Corp. just to name a few.
Furthermore, Seguin has existing infrastructure to allow for future growth. Through the Schertz-Seguin Local Government Cooperative, the City of Seguin has enough water supply to meet growing demand for generations to come. Seguin has extended its utilities over the last few years, bringing water, electric and sewer to areas ready for future development.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!
Seguin is thirty minutes east of San Antonio and forty five minutes south of Austin. Seguin has easy access to two international airports, two deep water ports and to two interstate highways, I-10 running east-west and I-35 running north-south. Since its completion in the Spring of 2012, Seguin benefits from the completion of SH 130 - providing fast, direct access from north of Austin to Seguin. SH130 offers motorists an alternative to the congested I-35.
Due to Seguin’s location, Seguin is a premier community for logistics and distribution. Products shipped from Seguin travel all across the United States and the world. The SEDC works to market Seguin’s strategic location to these businesses.
The Seguin Economic Development Corporation is overseen by a Board of Directors that is composed of diverse business executives from throughout the community. The SEDC Board and staff work with industries to find the best incentive package that benefits both the community and the company.
The SEDC has built strong working relationships with city, county, state, school district and utility officials and through its partnerships; SEDC can help prospective industries earn the most well rounded incentive package. SEDC has worked with state officials to get businesses the Enterprise Fund and Skills Development Fund, as well as worked with city and county officials on tax abatement agreements. SEDC has also worked with both local school districts to get approval of Triple Freeport, which is an incentive that will abate qualified inventory that is in Texas less than 175 days.
The SEDC also partners with a neighboring community to fund the Central Texas Technology Center. The CTTC offers specialized education and workforce skill development to meet the needs of existing and prospective industries. SEDC also funds the Manufacturing Technology Academy at the CTTC which offers dual credit courses and internships for high school juniors and seniors.