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.