• Economic Development

  • Why Smithville is a hotspot for economic growth

    SMITHVILLE IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS!

    Interstate Access:
    Interstate 71 has two easy access points into Smithville as well as long frontage along the HWY 71 corridor. Also access to State Highway 95 throughout the community. Access to a major railway within Smithville as well as throughout the county.

    Utility Providers:
    Electric, Water, Sanitation, and Sewer services provided by the city of Smithville. Telephone, gas, cable television, and internet all provided by multiple providers including LiveAir Networks, AT&T, Dish Network, Centerpoint Energy and Time Warner Cable.

    LiveAir Network:
    Smithville is home to Central Texas’s first High Speed Fiber network.  LiveAir is proud to bring state-of-the-art video, Internet, and phone services to the community via a 100% fiber optic system capable of providing the utmost in entertainment needs.  Find out more about LiveAir at: www.liveair.net 

    Express and Motor Freight:
    At least ten motor freight companies service Smithville on an as needed basis - United Parcel Service (UPS) and FedEx are among those that service our community.

    Retail Sales
    Smithville has experienced tremendous growth in retail sales over the past five years with sales tax revenues increasing each month in the past twelve months (August 2015-August 2016). Contact the Chamber of Commerce if you would to see the most recent sales tax allocations.  As an example, the following chart shows the increase in sales tax allocations in August  2016.

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  • Smithville offers local healthcare in a cost-effective manner. 
    Seton Smithville Regional Hospital boasts a busy emergency room, family physicians, outpatient surgical services and much more!  Smithville has the ONLY hospital in Bastrop County.  Visit their website: https://www.seton.net/locations/seton-smithville-regional-hospital/

    Smithville-Crawford Municipal Airport:  
    789 NW Hwy 95, Smithville TX 78957

    84R    30°01'56.2"N    97°09'60.0"W

    Also known as Crawford Municipal Airport, the airport is located on Hwy 95 (Loop 230) near the intersection of Hwy 71, and is the only airport in Bastrop County.  There is no local air traffic control.  The airport is used mainly for private planes.  The airport has Free Wireless Internet Access and a desktop computer for checking email or weather conditions. The airport also provides a Courtesy Van for pilots (please just refill the gas tank!).

    For more information, call 512-237-3282 City Hall or pilot Sandy Meyerson, who has a hangar/business on site at 512-237-3500.
    Facebook Page:  84R Smithville Municipal Airport

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    • Smithville, Bastrop County , Texas
    • Unicom 122.9
    • Lights Dusk to Dawn
    • Glide Slope Landing Indicators
    • Runway 17-35; 4000’x75’ (New 2001)
    • Elevation 323’
    • Fuel: 100LL
    • Tiedowns & Hangers Available
    • Pilots’ Lounge
    • Wireless Internet Access
    • Major/Minor Engine & Airframe Repairs


    For information on use, see the City of Smithville WEBSITE.

    USEFUL LINKS:

    Comp and Community Plans

    2013-14 Eco Devo Survey

    Smithville: Ready for  your business

     

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