Cibolo is a vibrant and rapidly growing community located approximately just 23 miles northeast of Downtown San Antonio, and just 60 miles southwest of Austin. Cibolo is strategically located along Interstate 35, the "NAFTA superhighway" that runs north and south from Canada to Mexico, and Interstate 10, which runs east and west from Florida to California. The City is within the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School District, which is regarded as one of the best public school districts in the San Antonio region.
Cibolo continues to be recognized as one of the safest and most livable cities in the region and the state. The City of Cibolo has received multiple recognitions by various independent survey outlets for safety and quality of life. Cibolo is home to several large industries including Independent Rough Terrain, a rough terrain, heavy logistics company. In 2019 Cibolo was selected as the new home to AW Texas, a...Learn More »
Cuero, the County Seat of DeWitt County, is located in the heart of the Eagle Ford Shale oil & gas formation in South Central Texas. Located 28 miles north of Victoria, Texas and 86 miles southeast of San Antonio, Cuero is a designated Scenic City, Playful USA City, a Go Texan Certified Retirement Community and Preserve America Community. The City is home to the national renowned Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum, a distinguished local community hospital as well as the DeWitt Industrial Park.
Cuero Development Corporation
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Economy Overview: Goliad County, TX
Goliad is the located in South Central Texas just 75 miles from the Port of Corpus Christi. The City of Goliad is the County Seat of Goliad County and is steeped in Texas history. The Goliad Massacre in 1836 is the most infamous of all episodes in the Texas Revolution. Goliad is the smallest town in Texas to be selected for the Main Street Program in 1984 and the Courthouse Square Historic District is one of the most complete examples of early Texas Settlements.
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Gonzales was the site of the first battle of the Texas Revolution on October 2, 1835. The internationally recognized sign of freedom, the Come and Take IT flag was born from that battle. Today, Gonzales still boasts its place in the Texas Revolution but is also home to some significant business and industry including Adams Extract & Spice, Purina, Tyson and Kitchen Pride Mushroom Farm. In early 2020 BYK Industries, based in Germany, completed a $50 million expansion in the City.
The Texas Gonzales Northern Rail (TXGN) serves the area with connections to Union Pacific and the Port of Houston. The City is the County Seat for Gonzales County. The Gonzales Memorial Museum, built by the State of Texas in celebration of the Texas Centennial in 1936, houses the original Come & Take It Cannon. Gonzales is located 15 miles south of Interstate Highway 10, 70 miles east of San Antonio, 70...Learn More »
The City of Hallettsville is the County Seat of Lavaca County and is a regional hub for shopping, entertainment and medical care. A close-knit rural community the City is located 15 miles south of Interstate Hwy 10, 115 miles west of Houston and 115 east of San Antonio. The Hallettsville Manufacturing Corporation owns a 25 industrial site with available incentives.
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La Vernia is a vibrant community located just 25 miles southeast of San Antonio, Texas – the 7th largest city in the United States. The City boasts some of the fastest internet speeds in the industry via GVEC.net, a renowned school system and median household income of $77,000. In addition La Vernia is home to 7 inventors who hold more than a dozen patents and a trade market area with 36,366 residents.
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The City of Moulton is “The Friendliest Little City with a Heart as Big as Texas” and is located just 10 mile south of Interstate Highway 10 in Lavaca County, Texas. The Moulton area was a favorite site for early Czech and German immigrants and their unique influence is still present today. This area is also home to Rocky Creek Maze at Chaloupka Farm. This 8-acre maze draws visitors from all of Central/South Central Texas during the fall season.
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New Berlin is a peaceful rural community located south of Interstate 10 between San Antonio and Seguin, Texas to the east. New Berlin dates from the 1870s, but was incorporated over one hundred years later in 1980. The first store was set up by Mr. Ed Tewes, and a post office operated from 1878 to 1906. Seventy New Berliners occupied the gently rolling landscape of New Berlin in the 1880s and as many as 56 students attended the local school....Learn More »
New Braunfels is in the heart of the Austin-San Antonio Corridor strategically located directly on Interstate 35 and minutes from Interstate 10. The workforce within commuting distance is over 450,000. Over $400 million of new commercial investments have been made in the last six years. The New Braunfels community boasts a diverse base of businesses including distribution, manufacturing, data centers, health-care related, and aviation industry. Located on the Comal and Guadalupe Rivers tourism in New Braunfels boasts an economic impact of $469 million and employs over 5,000 direct workers. Over one million visitors come to the home of the number one waterpark in the country, Schlitterbahn each year.
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Nixon, Texas is a rural community 2,500 people, located 55 miles South from San Antonio, and 62 miles North of Victoria. Nestled in the counties of Gonzales and Wilson, Nixon has a small-town feel with a big heart and a relaxed pace of life. Nixon is home to Holmes Foods, a large-scale chicken processing plant.
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Named one of the best places to live by Money Magazine Schertz is strategically located on the Interstate 10 and Interstate 35 corridors at the northeast gateway to San Antonio adjacent to Randolph Air Force Base. The City’s proximity and access to San Antonio, Austin and Houston has fueled its fast-paced growth. Over the past four years five Fortune 100 companies have chosen to make major investments in Schertz. General Electric, Caterpillar, FedEx, Amazon.com and Sysco have collectively invested over half a billion dollars in capital and constructed 3 million square feet of space in Schertz.
MISSION - To grow the Schertz economy through Projects. Specifically, we pursue Projects that focus on the creation/retention of Primary Jobs and Infrastructure Improvements.
Schertz Economic Development Corporation
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Seguin, located in Guadalupe County, is thirty minutes east of San Antonio and forty five minutes south of Austin with 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 location, Seguin is a premier community for logistics and distribution. Products shipped from Seguin travel all across the United States and the world.
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, Rave Gears...Learn More »
Shiner, Texas is the self-proclaimed “Cleanest Little City in Texas”. Located in western Lavaca County at the intersection of U.S. Highway 90A and State Highway 95 – 127 miles from Houston, 90 miles from San Antonio and 50 miles from Victoria, Texas. Settled by Czech and German immigrants this agricultural community produces dairy and beef cattle, cotton and corn and is home to the Spoetzl Brewery where they ship more than 6 million cases of custom-labeled Shiner Beer across the country each year.
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Smiley, Texas is located in Southwestern Gonzales County in South Central Texas. This small rural community was established in the early 1870s, when trader and sheepherder John Smiley settled by a long narrow lake that became known as Smiley's, Smileys, or Smiley Lake. The lake became an important watering point for cattle herds on the way to market, and several businesses, including a cotton gin and a sawmill, were started in the community by the early 1880s.
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Stockdale is located in Wilson County, Texas approximately forty miles south of San Antonio and twenty-five miles south of Seguin, Texas. Stockdale is home to the Watermelon Jubilee, one of the oldest watermelon festivals in Texas and a the Stockdale Industrial Park.
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The City of Waelder is a small rural community located in Gonzales County and strategically located on Interstate Highway 10 and Highway 90 – between Houston to the east and San Antonio to the West. It was named for Jacob Waelder, a prominent San Antonio attorney. Waelder is home to a Cal-Maine Farms facility, the largest producer and marketer of shell eggs in the United States.
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The City of Yoakum, Texas is located across DeWitt and Lavaca Counties; 40 miles from the Port of Victoria and 125 miles from the Port of Corpus Christi.
Yoakum, Texas is home to Eddy Packing (national distributed meat packing company), Double D Ranchwear (nationally renowned designer women’s clothing), Circle Y Saddles and the Hochheim Prairie Insurance corporate headquarters. The Yoakum High School girls golf team has qualified for the State Championship for the past 30 years and have brought home an unprecented 8 State Championships.
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Terry Stokes, Executive Director
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Yorktown is a rural community with charm, a strong historical perspective, rich in tradition and proud of its heritage. Thousands of visitors descend on the community annually for the Western Days Texas Music Festival. This rural community is located in DeWitt County where Eagle Ford Shale Oil & Gas activity is abundant. Yorktown is located 45 miles from the Port of Victoria and 100 miles from the Port of Corpus Christi.
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Gretchen Bee Ranch, headquartered in Seguin, Texas, has hives in Guadalupe, Gonzales and surrounding counties as well. In addition to providing fresh, healthy honey and products produced from local bee farming, the Gretchen Bee Ranch is also committed to help replenish the dwindling bee population in the Guadalupe Valley. This includes strategically placing bee yards in areas where they can help pollinate crops and native plants throughout the region.
GVEC began rolling out the fastest internet technology in the world with its pilot Fiber to the Home (FTTH) project in La Vernia, Texas, in 2013. Since then, we’ve completed construction making fiber available to over 21,000 residential and commercial customers in areas of the Guadalupe Valley. With plans to continue expanding its Fiber network, GVEC aims to bring this extreme-speed service to areas in the South Central Texas other providers sometimes neglect.
Texas Lutheran University (TLU), founded in Brenham in 1891, has been in Seguin, Texas, since 1912. Rich in history and tradition, the university proposes small class sizes alongside big opportunity and educational value, offering 27 majors, 64 specializations, 4 graduate programs and 12 pre-professional programs. The school has consistently held top rankings in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” selections including “Best Value” and “Social Mobility.”
Kitchen Pride Mushroom Farm
While Gonzales, Texas, is widely known for poultry farming and cattle ranching, something that may not immediately come to mind when thinking of the county is mushrooms. Kitchen Pride Mushroom Farms harvests approximately 225,000 pounds of mushrooms each month to ship to grocery stores, markets and food service providers. In addition to growing a variety of mushroom breeds in a 300,000 square foot climate-controlled facility, they also produce mushroom compost which is a highly beneficial soil additive.
Spring is an excellent time to hop in the car and take a road tour through the Guadalupe Valley. Native wildflowers blooming our roadsides have adorned many a greeting card, magnet, coffee table book, and postcard in giftshops across the state. Map your route along Highway 90A from Seguin to Gonzales, and be sure to head down Highways 185 and 77 to see why DeWitt County has been designated the Wildflower Capital of Texas.
Aisin AW, a Japan-based Fortune 500 company and global manufacturer of automotive transmission and other products, purchased a 159-acre tract of land from GVEC in 2019 to establish their second U.S. facility. The state-of-the-art plant in Cibolo, Texas, is projected to create over 900 jobs in the region. GVEC worked with the City of Cibolo and Guadalupe County, and garnered support from the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation, Governor Greg Abbott’s office and other state agencies, in an effort to foster future growth that will have a substantial economic impact benefiting the Guadalupe Valley.
Come and Film It
Gonzales holds fame in its place in Texas history, but did you know the small town has also had its share of television fame? Gonzales holds a Film Friendly Texas certification, granted by the Texas Film Commission. Production for AMC’s programs The Son and Fear the Walking Dead have filmed in downtown Gonzales and Palmetto State Park, along with an episode of Comedy Central’s docuseries Klepper.
Cuero Regional Hospital
Cuero Regional Hospital has been helping to improve the health and lives of patients in DeWitt County since 1970. They celebrated 50 years of the Hospital’s growth and advancement in September 2020 with a time capsule burial ceremony, remembering the facility’s past while looking forward to its progression into the future. GVEC awarded a $20,000 Power Up™ grant to the Hospital EMS in 2018 for the purchase of a New LifePak 15 Cardiac Monitor/Defibrillator.