A Place for Growth
Businesses from an array of industries call Lockhart home, knowing that we offer many competitive advantages and plenty of room for future development and growth.
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The "All Things Mega" target family is focuses on the megasite in Caldwell County. As part of the Austin metro, Lockhart is centrally located for regional and national markets and has access to a labor pool consisting of nearly 60,000 talented manufacturing employees within a 45-minute drive time, along with some of the most competitive wages in the region.
Across the nation, the demand for healthy, fresh, organic, local and ready-to-eat alternatives has steadily increased. This demand has fueled the growth of the food and beverage processing industry, with breweries, wineries and distilleries showing the strongest growth. With our ample water supply, proximity to regional and national markets, as well as easy access to agricultural products, it’s no surprise that businesses like Hill Country Foodworks have found success here in Lockhart.
Industry 4.0 - Auto Parts, metal & Electronic Manufacturing
The Industry 4.0 target family brings together manufacturing-oriented sectors that build on the assets of Lockhart. This target includes Auto Parts, metalworking, Computer, and Electronic Manufacturing. Caldwell County has nearly 600 people employed in manufacturing, with an industry average wage of $54,000 as of 2022. The number of production workers who live in Caldwell County is almost 1,500 while only 500 production jobs are located in the county leaving a net loss of at least 959 workers leaving the county.
"Experiential" has become a popular term for retail, hospitality, and tourism industries and is focused on people placing as much value on the experience as the actual service or good. Lockhart's current downtown renaissance is prime for being a major focus for this effort. Target subsectors such as specialty retail along with breweries, wineries, and distilleries would be a good fit for downtown helping to round out current establishments already thriving. Recruiting a hotel developer to help improve the quality of life assets in Lockhart is part of this target's goals.