Distribution plays an important role in today’s consumer-driven world. Getting product from the manufacturer to end user relies on a strategic distribution network. Schertz is an important link for many companies’ distribution chains, connecting manufacturers and consumers from San Antonio to Austin and from the United States to both Mexico and Canada. The Schertz Distribution Focus Profile explores the distribution industry and provides useful information on how this sector supports our local economy.
WHAT’S A FOCUS PROFILE?
Focus Profiles look deep into select industries that impact the City of Schertz. Focus Profiles offer insight into a range of topics, from an industry’s operational environment to the advantages available to Schertz companies. Focus Profiles are excellent resources for site selectors, developers, and area residents looking to learn about community industries. In short, Focus Profiles highlight important sectors of the Schertz economy and provide a local perspective though data, narrative, and design graphics.
WHAT’S IN THIS PROFILE?
The Distribution Focus Profile covers a range of topics, beginning with an overview of the distribution industry, exploring national trends and how they work down to the regional and local level. This Focus Profile also includes a workforce summary, a location comparison , information on Schertz distribution companies, proximity-to-market visuals, and overview of educational resources in place to support this growing industry.
- It’s no secret that Schertz has experienced consistent development over the past decade. The future of the Schertz region looks just as bright. The San Antonio – Austin Corridor, the 80 mile stretch of Interstate 35 that runs between these two metros and encompasses Schertz, is projected to experience a population boom. With 30% growth expected by 2030, the San Antonio – Austin Corridor has incredible potential for companies looking to locate in the area.
- Did you know that there are approximately 77 distribution companies located in Schertz? Check out the list on page 12 to see how this diverse cluster of businesses supports a range of industries from automotive to construction to healthcare to retail. These distributors are only a portion of the larger business community that staff works with throughout the year as part of our retention and expansion efforts.
- Employee quality of life considerations are important as companies evaluate potential sites. An important focus are educational opportunities for not only the individual but also his/her family. Employees in Schertz distribution companies have access to 70 elementary schools within a 20-minute drive of Schertz’ industrial area. There are also 14 higher education facilities available for labor upskilling and professional development.
MORE TO DISCOVER
Download the full Profile to read more about the distribution industry and better understand Schertz’ leading role in the region’s distribution efforts. Also, be sure to follow the Schertz Economic Development Corporation on Twitter (@SchertzEDC) for the latest news, including releases of future Focus Profiles, and visit our other blog posts to keep up to date on Schertz economic development news.