The Gonzales Economic Development Corporation exists to create positive economic growth, enhance the quality of life and maintain the historical heritage of Gonzales.
The City of Gonzales is located between San Antonio and Houston, 15 minutes south of Interstate 10, and less than 60 miles south of Austin on Highway 183. This positions Gonzales logistically as a commercial and industrial center. The rich history of the area, the abundance of available land, and unlimited opportunities work together to provide an enviable quality of life.
South Central Texas Region L
Population Projection Study
This study, by UTSA’s Center for Community and Business Research at the Institute for Economic Development, was done at the request of the San Antonio River Authority, for the use of water planning groups in South Central Texas Region L counties. With the aid of experts, peer review literature, government websites and database, the staff at the CCBR has collected, analyzed and summarized data findings pertaining to population projections for the Region L counties: Atascosa, Bexar, Caldwell, Calhoun, Comal, DeWitt, Dimmit, Frio, Goliad, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays (southern half), Karnes, Kendall, La Salle, Medina, Refugio, Uvalde, Victoria, Wilson and Zavala. With the need for water user groups to use population projections for several decades from the present, as well as the unexpected influx of thousands of people in relation to Eagle Ford Shale activity, representatives of Region L contracted with the CCBR for an objective study concerning population projections for the area.
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GVTC Unveils Plans for Texas' First Gigabit Region
Boerne, Gonzales, Bulverde set to receive high-speed gigabit fiber network
With San Antonio and Austin vying for Google fiber, GVTC Communications, headquartered just north of San Antonio, is set to become the first rural telecommunications provider in Texas to power over 2,200 miles of fiber optic cable with gigabit Internet service. More than 39,000 GVTC rooftops will be eligible for a gig connection starting in September 2014.
Boerne, Gonzales, Bulverde set to receive high-speed gigabit fiber network With San Antonio and Austin vying for Google fiber, GVTC Communications, headquartered just north of San Antonio, is set to become the first rural telecommunications provider in Texas to power over 2,200 miles of fiber optic cable with gigabit Internet service. More than 39,000 GVTC rooftops will be eligible for a gig connection starting in September 2014. Trademarked as the GVTC GigaRegion™, the communications company is forming a unique partnership with the cities of Boerne, Bulverde and Gonzales to drive economic development throughout GVTC’s service area.
Visit GVTC’s website for more information.
Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc.
Announces New Store to Open in Gonzales, Texas
Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc. (“Hibbett”), the national sporting goods retailer based in Birmingham, Ala., is pleased to announce the execution of a lease for a new store in Gonzales, TX.
Hibbett Sports plans to open the new location next spring in the former Wal-Mart building. The store anticipates employing eight full and part-time team members. Currently Hibbett has 86 other locations in the state of Texas alone. Hibbett is a fast-growing operator of over 911 full-line sporting goods stores in small to mid-sized markets, predominantly in the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest. Hibbett Sports stores offer a large selection of quality branded athletic equipment, footwear and apparel, with a focus on knowledgeable, friendly customer service and providing customers with information they can't always get at other stores selling sporting goods. Hibbett Sports has a long history of focusing on the needs of local teams and leagues, with a variety of services to meet the needs of coaches and players alike.
Hibbett is the only sporting goods chain committed to serving small and mid-size markets. This strategy has proved to be a successful one for Hibbett as the company continues to expand its number of stores across the U.S.
GEDC Projects, Growing Gonzales One Business At a Time
GEDC has been growing Gonzales one business at a time. The following report shows the progress from January 1999 through August 2013.
August 2013 GEDC Project Report