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Business Attraction & Retention

Why Giddings? Why Texas?

#1 Exporter: In 2013, Texas exported $279.7 billion in goods to destinations all over the world, leading thenation for the 12th year running.

$67.5 Billion Travel Spending: Texas has the third largest share of domestic travel revenue – $67.5 billion generating 568,000 jobs.

52 Fortune 500: Fifty-two of the nation’s leading companies’ base their headquarters in Texas, including #2– Exxon/Mobil.

12.9 Million Productive Workers: Texas has the second largest civilian workforce in America – 12.9 million industrious people.

Highly motivated, capable of providing customized service in a timely manner, and conveniently located in the heart of Central Texas at the crossroads of Highways 290 and 77 between Austin, Houston and College Station, the City of Giddings and the Giddings Economic Development Corporation are dedicated toproviding the support and assistance necessary to help you reach your business goals.

Are you one of the following and interested in doing business in Texas?

  • Domestic Large Business Owner / Representative (25+ employees)
  • Foreign Business Owner / Representative (based outside US)
  • Small Business Owner / Representative (less than25 employees)
  • Domestic Site Selector
  • Foreign Site Selector (based outside US)
  • Investor


Working in partnership with state and regional organizations, the GEDC is capable of assistance with infrastructure development and real estate acquisition, job training, business-critical research, advocacy, and incentives, including gap financing.

Whether your goals include the launch of a new business, expansion of current operations, or expansion into new lines of business, the GEDC is prepared to provide or coordinate the following support:

  • WorkKeys™
  • Giddings 290 Business Park (10 – 100 acre tracts for sale)
  • Financial incentives
  • Building Improvement Program
  • Supply chain coordination and collaborative incentives
  • Lee County Legislative Day at the State Capital in Austin
  • Assistance with development and permits,
  • Zoning, codes and ordinances (variances)
  • Available Sites and Buildings: Commercial, Industrial and Retail
  • Maps and Traffic Counts
  • Community Profile Demographics including workforce,transportation, education data, wage data and more
  • Utility Information
  • Coordination between service providers
  • Grant writing and implementation
  • Business Start-Up advising


Our partners include:


For more information about our business assistance programs, Contact the GEDC or 979.542.2067.

We appreciate your commitment and investment in the City of Giddings!