Opportunities just don’t grow here - uniquely cultivated by old world German heritage, industry-diversified business brims with innovation yet remains deeply rooted in the sectors of manufacturing, healthcare, logistics, distribution and aviation. Balanced by an affordable, yet enviable quality of place - it’s no wonder the city has grown 55% in the last 8 years, outpacing the state average. New Braunfels has access to a growing 400,000+ affordable, well-trained labor force and ten colleges and universities
within a 30-minute commute. Complimented with a pro-business leadership attitude, competitive incentives, low tax burden and easy access to IH-35 and IH-10, it’s easy to understand why companies such as Wal-Mart Distribution Center, The Coleman Company and The SCOOTER Store have located here. Over 300+ days of sunshine a year and nearby rivers, lakes, Schlitterbahn (America’s #1 Rated Waterpark) and over 500 acres of outdoor recreation make New Braunfels a desirable destination for work – or
play, year round.
For many years, New Braunfels has served as a case-study for other communities to emulate in the areas of progressiveness and a pro-business attitude. One example is the size of the local Chamber of Commerce—over 2,000 members in a community of 56,000.
Build NB is the brand of the community's "one-stop" shop effort that includes the City via their economic development corporation, The Chamber and a privately funded foundation. Cooperation and teamwork abound as local organizations leverage their efforts to serve you.
The City of New Braunfels has a Planning & Zoning Commission, a comprehensive master plan, and city taxes are among the lowest in the state for a city of our size and has not seen an increase in the last six years. fast-tract permitting is a service available for new industries location to New Braunfels.
The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce, Inc.provides professional recruiting and marketing services to the city's economic development corporation and economic development foundation. The City Council sets goals for community development, progress and The Chamber strives to build upon and support these goals.
The professional staff of the Chamber of Commerce has the capabilities and resources to assist prospective new companies in all phases of site selection. Assisting existing businesses and industries is a high priority.
The community is committed to quality development in all parts of the area and has established numerous economic development programs designed to enhance our business climate.
The following economic programs are offered to assist interested business and industries in their expansion or relocation:
Our services include:
Regional demographic and socioeconomic data
Site selection information through our New Braunfels property database, powered by GIS Planning.
Introductions to government and industry leaders
Coordinate labor market analysis
Arrange for community briefing and custom tours
Customized package of Local/State "Incentives"
Assist with specialized market research needs
Assistance with the development process
Permit expediting through city departments
Download a complete copy of incentives policy here.