• Business in Lockhart


  • Industry 

    Located directly on the exciting new SH130 transportation corridor, Lockhart is in the middle one of the strongest economic regions in the nation.  The opening of the new highway means Lockhart is only 30 minutes from downtown Austin and 45 minutes from downtown San Antonio.  No other Central Texas location is more positively positioned.

    Lockhart is also home to a stable and thriving business environment.  From small shops to large manufacturers, our businesses are friendly, competitive, and highly valued members of the local community.  This is a great place to live, work and grow your business.

     

  • Communication

    Internet Access
    AT&T, Time Warner Cable

    Cable / Satellite
    AT&T, Time Warner Cable, Direct TV, Dish TV

    Newspaper
    Lockhart Post-Register

    Radio Station
    No Local

     

  • Transportation

    Highways

    Federal Highways:

    U.S. Hwy. 183

    State Highways:

    TX State Hwy.142, FM20

    Toll road:

    SH 130

    Interstate Highways:

    I-35, I-10

    Air Service

    Lockhart Municipal Airport

    In City

    Runway length:

    4,000 ft

    Runway Surface:

    Asphalt

    Instrument Landing System:

    No

    Lighting:

    Yes

    Rental Car Available:

    Yes

    Taxi Service:

    No

    Austin Bergstrom International Airport

    20 miles

    American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Continental/Delta Airlines, EVA Air, GoJet Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Northwest Airlines, US Airways, United Airlines, South African Airways

    Railroads

    Union Pacific

     

  • Workforce

    Population in Caldwell County:

    38,644 

    Unemployed (Oct 2012)

    Caldwell Co. - 6.4%
    Austin - 5%

    Job Training

    Yes

    Union Activity

    0% and no history of it

     

  • Tax Structure

    Property Tax

    Tax Rate/per $100 value

    City of Lockhart

    0.7227

    Caldwell County

    0.6907

    Lockhart ISD

    1.1868

    Sales Tax

    City of Lockhart

    1.50%

    Caldwell County

    0.50%

    State of Texas

    6.25%

    General Obligation

    $ 14,935,000

    City Annual Taxable Retail Sales

    $129,294,300

    Aggregate Appraisal Value

    $568,454,314

     

  • Incentives

    Tax Abatement

    Yes

    Enterprise Zone

    Yes

    Industrial Foundation

    Yes

    Other Incentivizes

     

    Triple Freeport Tax Exemption
    Industrial Park
    Reinvestment Zone

     

     

  • Utilities

    Electricity

    Distributor

    City of Lockhart

     

    Bluebonnet Electric

    Wholesalers

    Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA)

    Water

    Utility Name

    City of Lockhart

    Water Source

    Carrizo Wilcox Aquifer & San Marcos River

    Storage Capacity

    3.1 MGD

    Plant Capacity

    4.8 MGD

    Average Consumption

    1.9 MGD

    Peak Consumption

    2.4 MGD

    Sewage Treatment  

    Treatment Type

    Contact Stabilization

    Treatment Capacity

    2.6 MGD

    Current Usage

    1.2 MGD

    Natural Gas

    Gas Suppliers

    Texas Gas Service

    LPG Suppliers

    Plum Creek Propane

     

    Mid Tex Propane

    Telephone

    Local Internet Provider

    Yes

    AT&T, Time Warner Cable

     

     

  • Lockhart Economic Development Corporation

    City of Lockhart
    Sandra Mauldin, Economic Development Director
    308 W. San Antonio St. / PO Box 239
    Lockhart, TX 78644
    512-398-3461 Ext. 233
    Email: smauldin@lockhart-tx.org
    For more information click the link to the City of Lockhart Economic Development Corporation.