Elgin is a community primed for business expansion with a population growth rate of 43 percent from 2000 to 2010, well above Texas’ overall growth rate of 21 percent. Elgin is conveniently located on Highway 290, just 19 miles east of Austin, 30 minutes from Austin- Bergstrom International Airport and downtown Austin, and within 90 miles of San Antonio, 125 miles of Houston, and 180 miles of Dallas. Businesses and developers save time and money by locating in Elgin with fast-track permitting, local assistance, and a variety of incentives. Named the Sausage Capital of Texas by the Texas State Legislature, Elgin is home to major businesses such as Meyer’s Elgin Sausage, Southside Market & Barbeque, Acme Brick, Hanson Brick, Elgin Butler Brick, Accurate Elastomer Products, Yerico Manufacturing, Johnson Manufacturing, Elgin Veterinary Hospital, Southwest Stallion Station, and Elgin Breeding Service. The Austin Community College-Elgin Campus provides workforce training, continuing education, and a variety of degree programs.
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