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Why Seguin?

WHY CHOOSE SEGUIN?

With a population of over 30,000 people, Seguin is a pro-business community that is committed to growth.

Seguin’s strategic, south-central location, its robust talent pool and workforce, lower cost of business relative to other locations in the region, solid infrastructure and its wide range of affordable and flexible real estate options, make it a prime location for companies from a variety of industries.

Home to multiple Fortune 500 companies, Seguin’s diverse economy features unique competitive advantages that satisfy the needs of growing industries such as retail development, manufacturing, distribution and logistics companies, healthcare, and corporate and regional offices.

STRATEGIC LOCATION

Located along Interstate 10, and nestled along the banks of the Guadalupe River, Seguin, Texas is strategically positioned for business and growth. Seguin is located 35 minutes east of San Antonio, 55 minutes south of Austin and offers immediate access not only to Interstate 10, but to Texas State Highway 130 Toll Road, the safe, fast and reliable alternative to congested Interstate 35 in Central Texas.

Along with easy access to some of Texas’ major highway arteries, Seguin is in close proximity to Union Pacific’s San Antonio Intermodal Terminal (SAIT), a $100 million state-of-the-art facility designed to support the growing intermodal volume in southern Texas. Covering more than 300 acres, this expansive facility is designed to handle 250,000 annual container lifts and is positioned to serve the cities of San Antonio, Austin, Eagle Pass and Laredo, as well as the entire south Texas market. With a strategic, south-central location, Seguin businesses have easy access to 6 other Intermodal Terminals surrounding the area.

Additionally, Seguin is located in close proximity to two international airports (San Antonio International Airport and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport) and two deep water ports (Port Corpus Christi and Port of Houston), providing a premier location for distribution and logistics companies. Seguin’s strategic location provides easy access to 4 of the United States’ largest consumer markets, allowing manufactures to get their products to millions of consumers, all within a 5-hour drive.

PROXIMITY TO AREA TRANSPORTATION OUTLETS

 Distance to Major Cities
 San Antonio 37 miles
 Austin 49 miles
 Houston 160 miles
 Corpus Christi 145 miles
 Dallas 250 miles

 

 Distance to International Airports
 San Antonio International Airport 40 miles
 Austin Bergstrom International Airport  57 miles

 

 Distance to Regional Airports
 Randolph Air Force Base Auxiliary Airfield 4 miles
 Huber Air Park 4 miles
 New Braunfels Municipal Airport 12 miles

 

 Distance to Rail Transport
 San Antonio (SAT) Intermodal Terminal 47 miles
 Englewood (Houston) Intermodal Terminal 163 miles
 Houston (Settegast) Intermodal Terminal 165 miles
 Laredo Intermodal Terminal 178 miles
 Barbours Cut (La Porte) 187 miles
 Dallas (Wilmer) Intermodal Terminal 255 miles
 Dallas (Mesquite) Intermodal Terminal 264 miles

 

 Distance to Deep Sea Ports (Panamax Ports)
 Port of Corpus Christi 142 miles
 Port of Houston 170 miles

SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Since conception, the Seguin Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) has been a small business advocate. We provide support to local business owners through various outlets such as providing free small business advising, allocating marketing and advertising dollars for small businesses and serving as members of both local Chambers of Commerce.

While small businesses may not generate as much money as large corporations, they are a critical component of and major contributor to the strength of our local economy for numerous reasons. Seguin’s small business sector has continued to be a prominent source of bringing growth and innovation into our community. Many of our local small businesses have historically proven to possess the ability to respond and adapt quickly to changing economic climates. This is due to various factors, the most obvious being their tendency to maintain a customer-oriented mindset. With national major manufacturers and national retail chains continue to enter our local market, Seguin’s small businesses have maintained competitive advantage by offering more personalized service and customizing their products or services to meet local customer’s needs.

Starting and operating a small business is a big decision with a lot of risk. However, the SEDC is standing by to make that leap a little less daunting. Consider the SEDC staff your liaison in operating a small business- we are here to support your business.

The SEDC provides financial support to the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA), to provide business owners with free, confidential business right here in Seguin. Through the SBDC, we also can provide your business access to workshops designed for small business owners, plus valuable research resources and a professional referral network.