Giddings Economic
Development Corporation
Giddings Economic Development Corporation



Tonya Britton
Executive Director
924 East Austin Street (Hwy 290)
Giddings, Texas 78942


Giddings is situated on the intersection of U.S. Highways 77 and 290, 55 miles (89 km) east of Austin and west of College Station, and approximately 100 miles NW of Houston.


The GEDC purchased a 165 acre tract of land along Hwy 290 on the east side within the city limits for conversion into an industrial park


Agriculture is the leading industry with $30-$40 million dollars gross sales by agricultural producers


The most common occupations for residents of Lee County are those that involve construction or oil & gas extraction activities


The city is an easy drive from most places within Central Texas, and because it is located between two major high-growth metro areas and has north-south and east-west highways running through it

Giddings is located in the heart of Central Texas at the intersection of Highways 290 and 77 between Austin and Houston. Giddings is a progressive, rural community where strong leadership and steady growth sustain the local economy. A pro-business City Council, ready access to a skilled labor force, major transportation arteries, groundwater, and publicly-owned land for sale (Giddings 290 Business Park) make

Giddings an attractive site for companies seeking to relocate or expand into the area.
Giddings’ support for small business and the region’s quality of life – low taxes, beautiful lakes, parks, ball fields, pool, municipal golf course and great climate – help us retain our current businesses and encourage a stable workforce.

Belton holds the Bell County seat and is also home to the Bell County Expo and Bell County Museum. The following are some of the manufacturing and distribution operations located in Belton: American Spin Cast, Belco Manufacturing, Belltec, Bridon-Bekaert Ropes Group Brand, Frito Lay, Stratasys Direct Manufacturing, TRUMH a Clayton Homes Company, UPS, and CGI.


Total Population


Population Within 15 Miles
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