Strategically located on Interstate 10 and Interstate 35 corridors just outside San Antonio at the northeast gateway to Austin, the City of Schertz is a premier Texas community. The City actively seeks to create a welcoming and exciting place to conduct business and call home. Schertz’ current growth and economic prosperity can be attributed to its diverse economic base and pro-business climate. Schertz has a highly educated and relatively young workforce which helps insure that the community and its economy will continue to possess the talent and skills needed to prosper well into the 21st century. The Schertz Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) invites new and existing businesses to explore the many reasons to choose and expand in Schertz.
Amazon.com | Sysco Central Texas | GE Oil & Gas | Brandt Engineering | HVHC | National Republic Beverage Company | HEB Grocery Co.| Wal-Mart Stores | Federal Express Ground | Lowes | Caterpillar
Recent Business Activity
Robinson-Weeks Partners complete construction of Building 1
In January, Robinson-Weeks Partners completed construction of Building 1 in the Enterprise Industrial Park located in Schertz, Texas. Building 1 was the first fully-speculative industrial building over 150,000 square feet built in the San Antonio-New Braunfels metropolitan market in the past six years. Building 1 is 315,362 square feet and was 82% leased by June of 2015. The tenants include; LKQ Corporation, North America’s largest provider of alternative collision auto parts and remanufactured mechanical parts; Animal Supply Company, the nation’s leading wholesale distributor of pet food and supplies; and Goodman Networks, a family-owned telecommunication network services company.
XPO Logistics leases existing Prologis Building
In April, XPO Logistics backfilled 132,000 square feet in the Tri-County Distribution Center IV building. The property is owned by Prologis and was previously occupied by CST Brands, Inc. who relocated its distribution center to its new headquarters in San Antonio. XPO Logistics operates on five continents and in 20 counties. XPO is a global supply chain company that provides services for truck brokerage and transportation, supply chain logistics, contract logistics, last mile, and global forwarding and managed transportation.
Robinson-Weeks break ground on Building 2 in the Enterprise Industrial Park.
In May, Robinson-Weeks Partners showed its continued optimism for the City of Schertz by breaking ground on its second building in the Enterprise Industrial Park. Building 2 is another fully-speculative facility. The Class A industrial facility is 324,812 square feet. Robinson-Weeks hopes to have the building completed and tenants able to commence operation by the first quarter of 2016.
Amazon.com adds more jobs to Schertz
In June, the Schertz Amazon.com fulfillment center announced that they would be adding 300 new full-time jobs. The new jobs were in addition to the 450 full-time positions that currently existed at the 1.2 million square foot facility in Schertz. In addition to Amazon.com’s expansion in Schertz, they will be adding smaller facilities in San Marcos and San Antonio to help the company achieve its Amazon Prime Now service for Central and South Texas.
Continuing Growth at GE Oil & Gas
In August, GE Oil and Gas announced it would add over 50 welders to its Schertz facility to accommodate the increased workload. The expansion comes as part of GE Oil and Gas plan to occupy and expand its 400,000 square foot presence in Schertz. Since 2014, GE Oil and Gas has invested over $10 million and employs over 800 people in our community.
Schertz News Feed
Schertz EDC is adding two new positions
We are adding two new full-time positions to help us keep up with the economic growth in Schertz. The new team members will focus on creating new strategies to help local Schertz businesses and attract new ones. Check out the job descriptions and apply for the positions by visiting the City of Schertz job postings on the human resources webpage.
Monday May 30th, 2016 the EDC Offices will be closed for the Memorial Day Holiday.
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San Antonio TX 78219
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Robinson Weeks builds on industrial success with new 359,000-sf Schertz development
April 26, 2016
Katie Burke, San Antonio Business Journal
Story originally published in the San Antonio Business Journal
Atlanta developer Robinson Weeks Partners has announced its third industrial development for the Titan Industrial Park in Schertz — and is planning for all three to be a charm.
Through a joint venture with Titan Development, the two companies have plans for a 359,200-square-foot cross-dock distribution building for the 124-acre park, which is already home to two former industrial developments Robinson Weeks completed in 2014 and 2015. Read more