Why Medina County?
GoMedinaCounty.com is a community partnership that seeks to promote economic development in Medina County, Texas.
GoMedinaCounty will facilitate a competitive economic development philosophy that promotes opportunities for commercial and industrial development that enable prospective companies to benefit from the County’s sound economy, available workforce, committed local governments and unparalleled living and working environments.
To promote economic growth in Medina County through the attraction of new business and industry by identifying resources (state, regional and local) that enhance economic development and the general economic well-being of the County, its businesses and residents.
Why partner with GoMedinaCounty for small business workshops?To stimulate development in a rural county that is positioned for growth. In addition, Medina County businesses benefit from:
Access to National & Global Markets
With strategic access to key roads, railways and airports, Medina County has a robust transportation infrastructure to support business growth and is uniquely positioned to ship and deliver products to US and global markets in a single day.
Business-Friendy Tax Climate
Medina County can offer prospective businesses significant state and local incentives and tax relief, including tax credits that reduce the tax burden on manufacturers and give businesses a leg up on their competition. These incentives are designed to offset upfront costs of your investment and help you focus on growth and development.
Skilled & Motivated Workface
With significant dollars invested in workforce training and development, Medina County is preparing residents and providing them with the necessary skills to become experts in their respective fields. Our workforce continues to improve through partnerships with local schools, colleges and technical institutions to better tailor the workforce to fit the needs of your business. In addition many Medina County residents continue to colleges and universities in San Antonio because of its close location.
Medina County is located less than 10 miles West of San Antonio, with strategic highway, rail and air access. U.S. Highway 90 provides quick access to San Antonio and Houston. Interstate 35 provides quick access to Austin and Dallas to the North and Mexico to the South. The Union Pacific (UP) Railroad is located along Highway 90 with service by both UP and Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) with Hondo Railway providing local rail operation. In addition, there are two short line rail companies that connect to the UP and there are large and small tracts of available and adjacent to theses railways. The South Texas Regional Airport in Hondo is a city- owned general aviation airport with four runways (the longest measuring 6,002 feet), a 400,000 square-foot apron space and more than 1,600 acres for development. The Castroville Municipal Airport will accept small aircraft up to corporate jets and has 335 acres available for development.
Business In Medina County
Medina County’s economic development roots date back to completion of Medina Dam in 1913. At that time, the dam was the fourth largest in the nation and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. According to the US Census Bureau, Medina County has a total area of 1,335 square miles of which 1,325 square miles is land and 0.2 square miles is water. The Median income for a family is $40,288. It is home to the cities of Castroville, Devine, Hondo (county seat), LaCoste, and Natalia. Unincorporated communities include Dunlay, Mico, Pearson, Rio Medina and Yancey.
It is largely an agricultural community, but is home to many thriving businesses. There are reasonable priced sizable tracks of land which can be purchased throughout the county. Medina County has no zoning restrictions and is very friendly to business development. There is a very good source of water and electricity throughout the County. GoMedinaCounty would like to expand the number of businesses in the County and is poised to assist in the growth and development of existing resources.