Growth & Investment

Lockhart is the county seat and largest city in Caldwell County, a central Texas county near Austin that has experienced a substantial 32% job growth, adding over 2,000 new jobs between 2008 and 2018. Our growth rate is considerably higher than both the state of Texas and the United States.

Over the same time period, Caldwell County has also seen rises in resident’s wages, with an increase of 21%.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Garner Economics. Comparable data for Lockhart was not available. Figures adjusted for inflation.

Our job and wage growth paired with some of the Austin region’s most affordable land costs and our dedication to funding Lockhart’s growth through our Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), which has included the addition of a new water tower, water lines, and further investments in local infrastructure, make Lockhart a great place for businesses to thrive and for residents to put down roots.

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Marissa Cooney
Economic Development Specialist