Business Support

"Texas cities are clearly the place to be in terms of job creation, wealth formation and overall growth.” – Forbes

The GEDC provides a wide range of assistance for new and expanding businesses, and those who wish to launch or locate one in our city.  We also recognize the important role our local businesses play in ensuring a strong economy and a vibrant quality of life amd are dedicated to supporting them in reaching their goals, whether that be expansion of current operations, expansion into new lines of business, business turnaround, or leadership succession.

With help from our partners, we provide the following business development services:

  • WorkKeys™
  • Financial incentives
  • Building Improvement Program
  • HR and legislative forums
  • Seminars and workshops
  • Leadership development, including Leadership Lee County (in partnership with Texas Agriculture Extension Service and the Giddings Chamber of Commerce)
  • 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
  • Marketing assistance and advising
  • Business Start-Up advising

Our partners include:

Small Business Resources

Of particular interest to our small businesses is the Texas State University’s Small Business Development Center at Round Rock, which has resources to assist with launching a small business and to facilitate its growth. Some of their services include:

  • Counseling
  • Training
  • Business Information Center (BIC): a free resource available to businesses with 500 or less employees
  • Computerized reference library: to assist with research and access to a wide range of professional, technical and financial information. This resource can facilitate locating customers, new suppliers or identifying potentialdiversification in you product line.
  • Business Health Checkup Questionnaire

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

We appreciate your commitment and invest ment in the City of Giddings!