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.
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|
|Corpus Christi||145 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.