Creating Reality From Vision
The City of Jarrell is centrally located on Interstate 35. The importance of Interstate 35 is it’s link in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), allowing transportation and trade to flow fluidly from Canada to Mexico. Signed into effect in 1994 by the United States, Canada, and Mexico, it has become the largest trade bloc in the world, and Jarrell sits right on top of it.
Closer to home, Jarrell is fortunate to be less than one hour, or at most 3.5 hours, from the most significant consumer and manufacturing bases in Texas. Austin, San Antonio, Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston are internationally recognized economic development engines that are driving business opportunities to Jarrell.
Beyond our location and transportation benefits, there is an abundance of reasonably priced land with favorable topography, the availability of a significant labor force and a community that is focused on directing its growth in a positive manner. Incentives are available with the goal of expanding the economic base of Jarrell with a desire to bring in more who share the values of Jarrell. The leadership in place is ready to develop the relationships necessary to make this happen. Land in Jarrell is typically discounted from Austin/San Antonio corridor land prices. And many properties either front or have immediate access to IH-35.
The Jarrell Independent School District has outstanding leadership and is growing, fueled by subdivisions in all quadrants of the community. Known for its laid back lifestyle, more families are calling Jarrell home. And with the arrival of new citizens bring the opportunities for entrepreneurs to play their role in growing Jarrell. Jarrell’s 2012 population of 9,300 is based on the boundaries of the Jarrell Independent School district. The City incorporated in 2001, and the agricultural economy of the 1900’s is quickly giving way to new commercial enterprises such as light manufacturing, distribution and transportation, and limestone quarrying.
“Builders FirstSource was having major problems with on-site paving that had broken down. We reached out to the JEDC and they quickly came up with a grant that would assist BFS in resolving the problem. Our operations have benefited and BFS is glad to have the partnership with the JEDC.”
– J. Anderson, General Manager