The GEDC invests in projects that grow the economy and create jobs in Giddings, Texas. We are aggressively pro-business with a proven track record of helping businesses bring projects in on time and under budget. Click the map below to see the projects we have supported and how they have positively impacted our community.
Giddings, TX: The opportunity of a lifetime
It’s rare that a business, investor or family can recognize a community on the move and invest before it really takes off. That’s where Giddings is today - a community about to take off. Buying a home here, starting a business and investing here truly is the opportunity of a lifetime. That’s because Giddings is an rural community located just 55 minutes from Austin, Texas - one of the fastest growing cities in the country. The area around Giddings is rapidly growing and the city is poised to become the main destination in between Austin and Houston. We are inviting businesses and families to grow with us, so when asking, “why Giddings,” the better question is “how soon can I get there?”
The reasons to be here are plentiful including our location. Giddings is located in the heart of Central Texas at the intersection of Highways 290 and 77 between Austin and Houston. This means access to some of the largest markets in the country, major airports, universities and the Port of Houston.
Giddings' pro-business City Council, advanced telecommunications network (fiber optic), ready access to a skilled labor force, major transportation arteries, abundant groundwater, and publicly-owned land for sale make the city an attractive site for companies seeking to relocate or expand into the area. Plus, we are in an Opportunity Zone - creating additional tax advantages for those who do.
Giddings' support for small business and the region's quality of life - low taxes, beautiful lakes, parks, ball fields, pool, municipal golf course and great climate - help us retain our current businesses and encourage a stable workforce. Plus, our cost of living is low. Houses average only $137,600, costing $200,000 less than nearby Austin. It won’t always be this way so now is the time for savvy businesses, investors and families to stake their claim in Giddings.
Giddings is an urban fringe community with a rural heart, strong leadership and steady growth that sustains the local economy.