Elgin’s location is perfectly situated for economic growth
Perfectly situated amidst the Texas Triangle, one of the fastest-growing regions in the United States, Elgin can offer unique advantages for large corporations and small businesses alike. However, the benefits extend far beyond its geographic setting.
Elgin’s business advantages begin with its geographic location in central Texas. Just 30 minutes from downtown Austin and two hours from Houston, Elgin has access to all the resources necessary for sustained economic growth and development. Those benefits have drawn major corporate manufacturing operations with Tesla and Samsung to the region, each less than 20 miles from Elgin.
U.S. Route 290 runs through Elgin, directly connecting it to Austin and Houston. State Highway 130 is only ten miles west of Austin, offering quick access to I-35 and the major U.S. markets along its north-south corridor.
Elgin residents and businesses can be at the Austin Bergstrom International Airport in a quick half-hour drive to access non-stop flights throughout North America, the Caribbean and Europe. Monthly passenger travel approaches two million individuals. The airport is a U.S. Port of Entry, with international and domestic cargo freight service routinely exceeding 25 million pounds monthly.
Elgin traces its beginnings to the railroad, created by the Houston and Texas Central Railroad in 1872 and takes its name from the railroad’s land commissioner, Robert Morris Elgin. Today, Capital Metropolitan Transit Authority provides commuter rail service with a Park & Ride in Elgin to offer quick access to Austin.
Elgin’s highways also provide quick access to Texas’ maritime ports, opening other supply chains and product shipping to major U.S. and international options.
Water is a valuable resource today and Elgin has an aquifer large enough to support any project, which is a rarity in Texas. The City of Elgin operates and maintains the Water and Wastewater Plants, each with significant capacity to support growing companies.