Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) Program

The SEDC’s Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) program is a strategic economic development initiative that aims to support existing businesses by identifying their needs and challenges through direct visits and data analysis. By offering tailored solutions, resources, and networking opportunities, the program helps businesses grow, improve their operations, and foster a thriving business environment within Seguin. The SEDC BRE program focuses on retaining and strengthening local businesses to stimulate job growth and ensure economic stability. 

Company Visits

Part of our Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) Program, Company Visits are crucial to developing long-term relationships between the City and existing Seguin businesses. Held with a company’s CEO, plant manager, general manager, site leader and/or Human Resources manager, company visits help SEDC staff gain a better understanding of the inner workings and challenges of our local industries. Through visits, staff develop a clear understanding of the company’s products as well as markets in which it operates, all the while listening to specific concerns related to their operations. These visits also give staff the opportunity to identify resources, share information on City and SEDC initiatives, and offer resolutions to issues impacting the Seguin business community.

Company Visit Requirements

We strive to help all existing businesses in Seguin grow and expand.  As a Type A Economic Development Organization, governed by Chapters 501, 502 and 504 of the Texas Local Government Code, permissible SEDC activities and expenditures are typically dedicated to the creation or retention of Primary Jobs. Per Chapter 501 of the Texas Local Government Code, businesses that provide Primary Jobs are included only within certain sectors of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).  SEDC BRE visits are typically limited to primary job businesses. If you are not considered a primary job business, please don’t hesitate to contact our office. We will always try to answer any questions you may have, and work to provide assistance and guidance for your business.

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CEO and HR Roundtables

The Seguin Economic Development Corporation hosts quarterly roundtables throughout the year for both Seguin Manufacturing Executives and Seguin Human Resources managers. These roundtables bring Seguin manufacturing companies together to identify challenges and allow companies to share best practices with one another. By fostering collaboration between these key industry players, the roundtables aim to strengthen Seguin's manufacturing sector as a whole. Topics discussed at these roundtables can range from workforce development and talent acquisition strategies to operational efficiencies and emerging technologies.  This collaborative environment fosters innovation and problem-solving, ultimately benefiting both the companies and the Seguin community.

Workforce Development Initiatives

The Seguin Economic Development Corporation is dedicated to serving local businesses by providing opportunities to attract and retain a strong local workforce. To support this initiative, the Seguin EDC partners with local industry, area school districts, and post-secondary schools to provide opportunities for students to learn about local career opportunities to build a strong workforce that keeps area students local after graduation. 

Workforce Development Events:

  • National Manufacturing Day Industry Tours
  • Seguin Youth Career Day
  • Seguin Job Shadow Day
  • Seguin Career Day
  • Seguin Industry Signing Day
  • Regional Job Fairs
  • TX FAME Lone Star
  • Teacher Externship Program

These initiatives have helped identify skills gaps, created new educational partnerships between schools and industry, and increased industry awareness with the next generation of workers in Seguin. Learn More

Business Assistance

The Seguin Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) recognizes the critical role primary job employers play in our community's economic strength.  We are committed to providing responsive and customized support to address their specific needs.

Here's how we assist Seguin's primary job employers:

  • Needs Assessment: We work closely with your team to understand your unique challenges and goals. This may involve discussions on workforce development, expansion plans, or regulatory hurdles.
  • Targeted Resources: We leverage our network of partners to connect you with the resources you need. This could include introductions to potential suppliers, assistance with navigating permitting processes, or connecting you with workforce development programs.
  • Advocacy: The SEDC acts as your advocate at the local and regional level. We can help facilitate communication with government agencies and promote your business interests.
  • Collaboration: We connect you with other key stakeholders in Seguin, such as educational institutions and industry partners. This fosters collaboration and knowledge sharing, ultimately benefiting your business and the entire community.

By offering a comprehensive support system, the SEDC aims to be a valuable partner in your growth journey.  Please don't hesitate to contact us to discuss your specific needs.