Seguin Economic Development Corporation
The Seguin Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) was established in 1994 to create, attract, retain and expand business opportunities for Seguin and its residents. The SEDC takes a holistic approach to economic development by continuously evaluating what Seguin needs to grow. As such, we are involved in all aspects of economic development. We create a probusiness climate by meeting with businesses to discuss their needs, tackling workforce initiatives, pulling together incentives and attracting investment for current and future growth.
Mission: To strengthen and grow the City of Seguin’s economic base and increase the standard of living for all its citizens by providing development support and resources for business attraction, retention and expansion with the ultimate goal of creating primary jobs and capital investments. This mission includes the promotion of workforce enhancement and other business development initiatives that provide economic diversification and stabilization.
Located thirty minutes east of San Antonio and about an hour south of Austin, Seguin is positioned to compete for future investment. Seguin has ample property ready for development and excellent access to the major thoroughfares of I-10 and SH130. With a population of over 30,000 people, Seguin is a diverse community that people of all incomes, ages and backgrounds call home.
Seguin serves as the retail hub for three major counties—Guadalupe, Gonzales and Wilson. Seguin is experiencing citywide business expansion, with many nationally known retailers entering, returning and expanding in the market. Seguin’s retail sales remain strong with sales tax revenues up 7.2% in 2018, year over year. With new housing developments and increased traffic counts, Seguin has seen the pace of commercial development greatly increase in the past two years.
As Seguin experiences abundant commercial growth, the community’s housing market is also thriving. Seguin’s residential real estate market is booming with +8,500 residential units proposed as of January 2020.
Manufacturing is the heart of the Seguin economy. Big name corporations such as Caterpillar, Continental Automotive, Tyson Foods, Georgia Pacific, Niagara Bottling, Alamo Group, Hexcel and CMC Steel all have major manufacturing operations within our City. The Seguin area has over 4,000 manufacturing jobs just within our city limits; this is more than three times the national average.
The Seguin Economic Development Corporation continues to place economic development as a high priority and has placed a focus on primary job creation, retention and expansion of current businesses, targeted infrastructure improvements, small business development, diversifying and expanding our retail base and growing our available housing stock.