TARGET INDUSTRIES

The 10/35 Economic Development region (New Braunfels and Seguin, Texas) have long been an epicenter of trade and commerce  The home of agriculuture, business and trade all have paved the way for our robust and growing industries:

• Aviation Related Activities
• Healthcare
• Logistics/Distribution
• Manufacturing
• Music
• Retail
• Specialty Foods
• Telecom / Information

AVIATION

The New Braunfels Regional Airport is centrally located within the Austin/San Antonio metropolitan corridor near Interstate 35 in South Central Texas and serves benefits the Cities of New Braunfels and Seguin, Texas. The Airport has significant facilities and services to offer corporate and business aviation tenants. With most of the services available at the larger international airports, New Braunfels Regional is a convenient and accessible option for business travelers and general aviation flyers in the Austin and San Antonio areas. A runway extension is currently underway as of August that will extend an existing 5,300 ft. runway to over 6,500 ft. The presence of an Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) on the field provides an additional benefit to business aviation. There are also a number of large hangars on the field available for business aircraft and T-hangars and T-shades for smaller general aviation. The New Braunfels Regional Airport offers availability of various aviationservices similar to other large general aviation airports in the service area. Listed services at New Braunfels include

  • Major airframe and powerplant repairs
  • Flight instruction
  • Charter services
  • Avioncs
  • Aircraft sales
  • Aircraft rentals and air ambulance.

The Airport is located on more than 1,100 acres, with large areas of contiguous property ideally suited to aviation and aviation-friendly development.  Recent investments by the community to deliver water and waste water infrastructure to multiple shovel-ready sites have prompted companies to announce new facilities at the airport.  In 2013, National Flight Services (NFS) opened its newly constructed, 21,000 square foot aircraft engine repair facility and hangar. In 2014, Sweetwater Aviation opened its corporate aircraft services hangar facility.

Advanced Manufacturing

As the field of advanced manufacturing has grown over the years, so too has the 10/35 region’s footprint, number of businesses and workforce in this industry. 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,
  • Niagara Bottling LLC and
  • Hexcel Corp.

In addition, companies that reside in the region near New Braunfels  include:

  • CGT
  • Continental
  • Detex
  • Senior Flextronics
  • Lhoist
  • Cemex
  • Martin Mariett

The 10/35 Economic Development Alliance works with existing companies to retain them in the region. SEDC worked Continental Automotive Systems on a business retention and expansion effort that brought the production of sensors currently only produced in Europe and Asia to its Seguin, Texas plant. This expansion will create over 300 new jobs and $113 million in new capital investment.

Most recently, Canadian General Tower (CGT) announced they will construct a new manufacturing facility in New Braunfels, Texas. CGT anticipates creating at least 275 jobs and $80 million in capital investment in the State of Texas. The project will reshore part of the company’s manufacturing from China and increase North American capacity. A Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) grant offer of $2 million has been extended to CGT.

BIO-MEDICAL

The 10/35 Economic Deveopment Alliance is not only home to major manufacturing facilities, it is also home to research bio-medical research laboratories such as:

  • Cone Bio Products – Cone Bioproducts is a biomedical company focused on developing, manufacturing, and marketing human plasma/serum products of exceptional value. Their products are sold to manufacturers and distributors of end-user in vitro diagnostic products. They have been located in Seguin
  • Fujirebio Diagnostics – Fujirebio Diagnostics, Inc. is a world leader in the production of in vitro diagnostics, and biomarkers. Fujirebio Diagnostics specializes in the manufacturing of manual assay products, reagents and controls distributed throughout the U.S. and around the world, as well as custom-developed products for use through our worldwide network of distribution partners. With close to 65,000 square feet of manufacturing space between our U.S. headquarters in Malvern, PA, Seguin, TX, and Sweden, Fujirebio Diagnostics’ proven manufacturing process has made us a global partner of choice among leading diagnostic companies.

 Distribution Centers

With Texas emerging as a logistics center due to the NAFTA trade, and employment forecasts calls for continued growth along the San Antonio-Austin corridor, the logistics/distribution industry is on a continued growth pattern and can easily be linked to other targets such as automotive and specialty foods. It is vital for your products and services to get to where they are needed and when they are desired.

The 10/35 Economic Development Alliance region area offers just-in-time capabilities to Mexico, San Antonio and up through the Greater Austin area with direct and easy access to the:

  •  Port of Houston
  •  Port of Corpus Christi
  •  Port of San Antonio at Kelly USA
  •  Port of Laredo

It is difficult to accomplish marketing or manufacturing without logistical support. This process involves the integration of information, transportation, inventory, warehousing, material handling, and packaging. The operating responsibility of logistics have become crucial in the geographic positioning due to rising fuel costs and an expanding globalized market. the 10/35 Economic Development s makes logistics distribution easy due to its location at the intersection of IH-35(North and South) and IH-10 (East and West) as well as SH130. Railroad, freight, aviation and other regional highways are located nearby.

Distribution companies within the area are:

Recently, Tractor Supply Distribution Center Locates to Seguin – Tractor Supply’s Distribution Center specializes in providing the distribution of higher volume consumer goods to Company owned and operated stores here in Seguin & places throughout southern Texas. They have a commitment to be the most dependable supplier of basic maintenance products to the farm, ranch and rural customers. City Council gave a final approval of an incentive package to recruit the project to Seguin which will create over $8,000,000 in new capital investment and 19 new jobs at an annual payroll of $627,000.

RETAIL

Over one-million visitors descend upon the 10/35 Economic Development Alliance region each year to visit the many tourism-based industries and enjoy the local & national retailers, restaurants and cinemas. Since 2008, more than 2-million square feet have been added to the retail sector and sales tax collections have increased by 9.67 million. With over
25,000 households on average household income of nearly $75,000 within a 5-mile range it’s no wonder retailers are excited about New Braunfels and Seguin, Texas.

The 2012 Retail Coach GAP Study for New Braunfels estimates $600 million in annual un-met retail needs. At the top of that list was eating establishments and grocery stores.

Specialty Foods

Long before the rise of the Specialty Food Market, The 10/35 Economic Development Region included New Braunfels, who formed its own food market in the form of smoked goods. In the early days of New Braunfels, the German community did all of their own meat processing and many of the fruits and vegetables were grown at home in gardens. Because of this rich German heritage, many in the surrounding area found New Braunfels residents to be quite proficient at the art of cooking and smoking meats. As early as the 1940’s, both New Braunfels Smokehouse and Carlton’s Foods have been providing smoked sausage and other foods to the area.

Telecom/Communications

Telecommunications touches virtually all electronic communication and information technologies and industries. Within the industry of Telecom/Information, strong growth forecasts along the San Antonio-Austin corridor is expected. Bringing in higher wages, this industry helps to fill gaps in regional economies and can be considered a gateway to the professional services industry. The 10/35 Economic Development Region has some of the brightest and best available for this industry and many have already learned just what this central Texas region has to offer. Potential niches include data storage and processing; call centers/back office and telecom gives the ability to let commuters work at home.

Telecom companies in the area include:

 

manufacturing

  • 20 minutes from Caterpillar Plant
  • 60 minutes from Toyota Assembly Plant