Bastrop

Strategically located southeast of Austin in the heart of the Texas Triangle, Bastrop provides the ideal environment for relocating or expanding your business. It’s only 20 minutes to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, with easy access to four-lane divided highways, the Union Pacific rail line and all of Texas’ major markets. Our community offers reasonable taxes, a low cost of living, superb connectivity, and a large, cost-effective labor force within a short commute.

Benefit from a progressive, pro-business environment and wide availability of land and space in one of the fastest-growing counties in Texas. Bastrop couples historic small-town charm with big-city amenities and an exceptional quality of life. Its tranquil setting amid the natural beauty of Central Texas’ Lost Pines region includes extensive Colorado River frontage and abundant recreational opportunities.

Bastrop is home to diverse, vibrant businesses within and beyond our expanding business and industrial park. The Bastrop EDC is actively pursuing community investments within the bio/life science, information technology, manufacturing, hospitality, and retail sectors. Bastrop is at the forefront of cutting-edge bio & life science research and development. Our bio & life science cluster features MD Anderson Cancer Science Park, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Agilent Technologies, The Coghlan Group, and ARQ Genetics. The world-renowned MD Anderson Cancer Center is recognized as a global leader in research on carcinogenesis and cancer prevention.

Bastrop’s 263-acre business park is optimally positioned within the Austin MSA, with easy access to Houston, San Antonio, Bryan-College Station and Dallas-Fort Worth. Benefit from shovel-ready lots and streamlined site development processes. Zoned commercial/ industrial, the park offers concrete-grade streets, water and wastewater at the curb, regional storm water detention, underground electricity and 1G/10G fiber. Incentives are offered on a case-by-case basis.

The Bastrop Economic Development Corporation is always here to assist your company or development in calling Bastrop home.

BASTROP

BASTROP COUNTY
AUSTIN MSA
Population 2018
9,420
86,976
2,168,316
Population growth 2008-2018
34.1%
20.2%
32.7%
Land area (sq. mi.) 2018
10.9
888.2
4,221.6
Median age 2019
41.4
40.1
34.3
Households 2019
3,392
31,337
842,329
Home ownership rate 2019
62.7%
73.0%
59.6%
Median household income 2019
$68,113
$75,538
$75,946
Per capita income 2019
$32,150
$30,944
$38,963
High school grads 2019
88.3%
82.1%
90.3%
College grads 2019
27.8%
21.4%
44.3%
Labor force 2018
41,491
1,197,091
Unemployment rate 2018
3.4%
2.9%
Public school enrollment 2018-2019
17,722
330,708
High school graduates 2017

1,091

19,985
Retail sales 2018
$894 mil.
$1,296 mil.
$36,488 mil.
Business
2018

Establishments

1,478
59,844
Employment
18,449
1,020,498
Average salary
$39,294
$62,331
Mfg.business
2018
Establishments
75
1,773
Employment
1,160
60,133
Average salary
$52,887
$99,563

Sources: Texas Comptroller for retail sales; Texas Workforce Commission for labor force, unemployment, businesses, employees, and salaries; Texas Education Agency for public school enrollment and graduates; ESRI for 2019 demographic estimates; and U.S. Census Bureau for all other data.




Contact

Bastrop EDC
Cameron Cox
CEO
301 Hwy 71 W, Suite 214
Bastrop, TX 78602
Phone: 512.303.9700

www.bastropedc.org