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 2017
8,802
84,761
2,115,827
Population growth 2007-2017
27.1%
18.8%
34.1%
Land area (sq. mi.) 2010
9.0
888.1
4,219.9
Median age 2017
40.8
39.7
34.0
Households 2017
3,187
29,579
784,283
Home ownership rate 2017
56.0%
67.8%
52.4%
Median household income 2017
$57,482
$56,915
$65,500
Per capita income 2017
$32,215
$26,500
$35,339
High school grads 2017
85.6%
81.3%
89.2%
College grads 2017
24.2%
18.8%
43.0%
Labor force 2017
40,124
1,152,626
Unemployment rate 2017
3.5%
3.1%
Public school enrollment 2016-2017
16,960
322,690
High school graduates 2016
1,167
19,682
Retail sales 2016
$931 mil.
$1,340 mil.
$35,506 mil.
Business
2016
Establishments
1,348
55,160
Employment
17,101
953,513
Average salary
$36,296
$57,346
Mfg.business
2016
Establishments
64
1,615
Employment
1,082
55,327
Average salary
$46,544
$95,105

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 2017 demographic estimates; and U.S. Census Bureau for all other data.




Contact

Bastrop EDC
Phallan Davis
Interim Executive Director
301 Hwy 71 W, Suite 214
Bastrop, TX 78602
Phone: 512.303.9700

www.bastropedc.org