New Braunfels Economic Development


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New Braunfels Economic Development

  1. 1. Growing Opportunity, Building A CommunityOpportunities just don’t grow here - Uniquely cultivated by old world German heritage, industry-diver-sified business brims with innovation yet remains deeplyrooted in the sectors of manufacturing, healthcare, logis-tics, distribution and aviation. Balanced by an affordable,yet enviable quality of place - it’s no wonder the city hasgrown 55% in the last 8 years, outpacing the state aver-age. New Braunfels has access to a growing 400,000+affordable, well-trained labor force and ten colleges anduniversities within a 30-minute commute. Complimentedwith a pro-business leadership attitude, competitive incen-tives, low tax burden and easy access to IH-35 and IH-10,it’s easy to understand why companies such as Wal-Mart Distribution Center, The Coleman Com-pany and The Scooter Store have relocated here. Over 300+ days of sunshine a year and nearbyrivers, lakes, Schlitterbahn (America’s #1 Rated Waterpark) and over 500 acres of outdoor recre-ation make New Braunfels a desirable destination for work – or play, year round. Our services include: • Regional demographic and socio-economic data • Site selection information through our GIS New Braunfels Prospector program • Introductions/testimonials with industry professionals • Coordinate labor market analysis • Arrange for community briefing and custom tours of New Braunfels • Introduction to community partners• Prepare customized package of Local/State “Incentives”• Assist with specialized market research needs• Follow-through with the development process• Permit expediting through city departments
  2. 2. Target IndustriesMANUFACTURINGPart of a regional $14.4billion dollar industry, SPECIALTY FOOD/PACKAGINGNew Braunfels is home Once known as the home of Gebhardtto Coleman, Symons Chili, other companies such as NewCorporation, and Leisure Braunfels Smokehouse and Carlton’sPools - just to name a Foods have been locally cooking,few. Manufacturers in packaging and shipping to customersour area specialize in au- worldwide since the 1940’s.tomotive, materials andelectric, equipment andmetal products, transportion, diversifiedproducts and repair and maintenance. AVIATION Highly influenced by military sur-MEDICAL roundings, the New BraunfelsRapidly growing Airport is the ideal location forinto the second the next generation of corporatelargest industry in and general aviation marketplace.New Braunfels, the The airport is located just 4 milesmedical sector has east of the IH-35 corridor; exist-recently seen the ing highways include IH-35, IH-10completion of three and State Highway 46. It is popularassisted living cen- among pilots due to its amenities and asphalt runways thatters, a long-term are at or over a mile in length and aligned to reduce crosswindacute care facilityand a hospital with new dialysis and cardio units LOGISTICS/DISTRIBUTION New Braunfels makes logis- TELECOM tics distribution easy due to its New Braunfels location at the intersection of has two shovel IH-35(North and South) and ready (Conrads IH-10 (East and West). Rail- Lane, Westpointe) road, freight, aviation and other sites prime for regional highways are located data centers nearby within the city limits that have infrastructure in place. Telecom companies in the area include: Echostar and HD Supply Build NB is a non-profit umbrella organization that serves as the public/private partnership involving the New Braunfels via the City and their 4B board, the Greater New Braunfels Economic Development Foundation and the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce. Our role is to provide a confidential, single point of contact and offer corporate support for businesses looking to create new jobs in the area; either by relocating new business or helping existing ones expand.