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 2020
9,688
97,216
2,283,371
Population growth 2010-2020
34.2%
31.1%
33.0%
Land area (sq. mi.) 2020
9.2
888.2
4,219.5
Median age 2021
41.6
40.4
34.7
Households 2021
3,640
32,432
894,088
Home ownership rate 2021
62.6%
69.2%
57.4%
Median household income 2021
$54,867
$58,487
$81,998
Per capita income 2021
$27,619
$26,222
$41,805
High school grads 2021
91.1%
83.5%
90.9%
College grads 2021
28.9%
21.9%
46.0%
Labor force 2020
42,573
1,242,659
Unemployment rate 2020
6.0%
6.2%
Public school enrollment 2021-2020
18,227
338,710
High school graduates 2019
1,214
21,607
Retail sales 2020
$919 mil.
$1,395 mil.
$37,406 mil.
Business
2020
Establishments
1,611
65,881
Employment
18,434
1,031,078
Average salary
$43,337
$72,107
Mfg.business
2020
Establishments
78
1,942
Employment
1,138
61,958
Average salary
$51,810
$113,744

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 2021 demographic estimates; and U.S. Census Bureau for all other data.




Contact

Bastrop EDC
Angela Ryan
Operations Manager
301 Hwy 71 W, Suite 214
Bastrop, TX 78602
Phone: 512.303.9700

www.bastropedc.org