How We Help

The City of Lockhart is committed to helping new and existing retail businesses locate, relocate or expand in Lockhart through several available methods. The Economic Development department can assist or faciliate in the following areas:

  • Workforce Development
  • Infrastructure Development Location/Relocation Assistance
  • Location/Relocation Assistance
  • Business Development
  • Working relationships with the Lockhart Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) and the Lockhart Industrial Foundation (LIF)
  • Working relationships with commercial real estate agents.
  • Abundant and Available Land
  • Statistics on Lockhart and Caldwell County
  • Up to Date Leakage Reports
  • Local, State, and National marketing/promotion of Lockhart, Texas

National Retail

Lockhart, Texas is strategically located between Austin and San Antonio, providing easy access to big city amenities and a great quality of life in a rural setting. SH130's opening reduces distance to Austin and San Antonio by 20 minutes.

Lockhart is on the eastern edge of the fast growing central Texas Interstate-35, minutes from Interstate-10, 20 minutes from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, and 30 minutes from the State Capital.

With hundreds of thriving small businesses, a rich history, beautiful homes, bustling new subdivisions and warm friendly people, Lockhart offers a unique brand of historic small town hospitality coupled with the latest technology and the fast-paced growth of this Central Texas Area.

  • Daily traffic counts swell to over 19,500
  • Taxable Sales consistently up between +4% to +16%
  • Retail sales of $169 million
  • Restaurant sales of $23 million annually
  • Retail trade area population of 40,000
  • Growing +20% while retaining historic integrity

Specialty Retail

With a burgeoning and bustling Central Business District, the City of Lockhart offers a large array of independent shops and retailers. Lockhart is quite unique when it comes to specialty retail, having a vast amount of antique stores, several businesses dedicated to western apparel, women's clothing stores, and much more. The Economic Development Department will also assist in helping you relocate your business to our exciting Business District.

This is what the Economic Development Department can assist in:

  • Revolving Loan Program                     
  • State and Federal Programs                 
  • State and Federal Grants                     
  • Marketing/Advertising Assistance
  • Business Plan Creation and Evaluation
  • Market Analysis
  • Consulting Services

Our Business Development Partners Include:

  • The Retail Coach
  • Small Business Development Center - 512-716-4800
  • San Marcos Office - Certified Business Advisor
  • Lockhart Chamber of Commerce - 512-398-2818
  • Greater Caldwell County Hispanic Chamber - 512-398-9600